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[APD] Re: Yeast CO2 in 55 gal tank
> Message: 5
> Date: Sat, 07 May 2005 22:55:34 -0500
> From: "Laura Hammond" <laura_cleo at email_com>
> Subject: [APD] Re: Yeast CO2 in 55 gal tank
> To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
> I had alot of problems getting my DIY CO2 to seal properly, but I finally
found something that works. As mentioned previously, the plastic the lids
are made of does not bond well with silicone or epoxy. I took some large
grain sandpaper and roughed up the top really well to give the epoxy
something to grab onto. I haven't had a problem since. I also seal on the
inside to cut down on the "pull" to the seal on the outside. Epoxy binds
really well with the tubing and "locks" the tubing in place.
> I hope this helps!
FWIW. I too am a DIY co2er and I got fed up with the tubing through the
bottle lid method as I was continually experiencing leaks! (This is using 2L
coke bottles). So now instead of making the hole in the lid I make the hole
in the actual bottle (at the top part just under the neck). The tubing fits
in snugly and then I just bung it by using a small piece of rolled out
Prestik to block the seal (Prestik adheres better to the plastic tubing than
the silicone one). No more leaks whatsoever.
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