Re: DIY C02 recipie doesn't last

> From: duncand at sprynet_com
> Date: Mon, 20 May 1996 21:13:51 -0700
> Subject: DIY C02 recipie doesn't last
> This is for all the DIY C02 users out there.
> I'm running one bottle on a 75g and one on a 50g. The recipie I got from a FAQ
> file off of the AquaLink web site calls for 3 cups sugar and two tablespoons
> yeast (roughly 1 packet) to the two litre bottle. The file states that this is
> supposed to last about two weeks. I'm barely getting one week on mine.
> Can anyone give me their recipies, tips on stretching out the time between
> refills, etc.. My wife says to add more sugar to the bottle. I also thought that
> placing the bottle on a heating pad might increase c02 output, but then again,
> that might just make it burn up faster.
> Douglas Duncan
> email: duncand at sprynet_com

You are using WAY TOO MUCH yeast.  I use 1/2 teas. yeast, 1/2 teaspoon 
baking soda, and two cups of sugar.  The ingredients are put into a two 
liter soda bottle.  This generates CO2 for four weeks +.

Bob Hoffman
Huntington Beach Orchids