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DIY CO2 Bottle Leakage



You are getting so many bubbles because of the airstone. I think the
bubble per seconds are referring to the number of bubbles coming from
the tubing itself. My tubing goes into the intake strainer of my
canister filters. I cut a small section of the strainer just enough for
the tubing end to fit into. Easy to see how many bubbles per second.  I
am sure someone will correct me if I am wrong. At any rate I usually
stay in excess of 20ppm CO2 according to my pH and KH tests. Btw, I use
a Fluval 204, 404, Magnum 350 and a HOT and have yet to hear the noise
everyone refers to. 

For my water I keep a couple of plastic gallon jugs (I use distilled
water for other things and use the discarded jugs) filled with tap
water. Not all the way to the top, I leave enough surface to let the
chlorine dissipate easily, if that is even necessary. Since I keep one
or two on hand I always have some tap water that is aged at least 24
hours for DIY and other uses, such as topping off 10 gal. tanks. I use
regular baking yeast and plain sugar. Most batches go for well over two
weeks--I never push it till they run out. I keep them rotating on a 2-3
week schedule. 
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Subject: Re: DIY CO2 Bottle Leakage 
One I have has been running for 16 days-a bubble every six seconds. 
Kyle
TN US 
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I did the same thing Hot glue gun, worked great, low cure time, and easy
to use. 
I used the standard ingredients (water, sugar, yeast) and I have set it
up so I can have two bottles going a the same time if I need that much
CO. For now I only have one bottle on there, and I'm using an
airstone at the bottom of the tank. I have a full stream of bubbles all
the time...I've been seeing allot of post mentioning a bubble every few
seconds. I don't know what to make of this, since I can; begin to even
count the bubbles...I am reducing the airstone to one that will always
have minute bubbles for better dissipation, but my bubbles aren't to
small now, why such a marked difference in the amount of CO being
generated? The yeast I am using is Oetker Instant Yeast, with normal
white sugar, instead of the tap water I filtered the water first,
figured the yeast would last longer without all the Chlorine. So far
it's been going for nine days and I don't see signs of it slowing
yet..still full stream of bubbles all the time. 
Andres 
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