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re: DIY CO2 problem

You have a leak. I had exactly the same problem. Take the yeast bottle and
all the fixtures and tubing and put them in the bathtub underwater.  The end
of the bubble line must be below the surface of the water just as far as it
is in your aqaurium.  You'll see the leak immediately.  Mine was from a
hairline crack in the checkvalve.

have fun


Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2002 22:10:59 -0400
From: James Foley <foleyjames at shaw_ca>

I used to use DIY CO2 on a 20 gallon tank. I'd mix everything up, and within
a half hour bubbles would come out like crazy. Then one day it didn't work
anymore. I tried different bottles, different air line, resealed the bottle,
different yeast, different sugar, no luck.
I finally gave up.
Now that I have another 20 going I though I would try it again. Same luck.
Not a single bubble.
The recipe I'm using is 1.5-2 cubs sugar, 2 litres water, 1/4 teaspoon
yeast, pinch of baking soda.
What am I doing wrong?