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Re:DIY CO2 reactor
In response to by post Dave Gomberg wrote
>WRONG! I lost a beautiful community tank full of fish to this assumption.
>The excess CO2 accumulated between the water surface and the cover glass
>until all the O2 had been displaced and the fish asphyxiated. You DO have
>to worry about too much CO2. .....
Good point -certainly if you have a tight cover over your tank that will
trap CO2 you have to be concerned.
I don't use glass covers because they just seem to get in the way.
This is another reason not to use them.
For a manual system I still believe the simplest and safest method to
CO2 into the tank is my trapping it under a dome/cap/bell near the
You just need to experiment with the area of the dome your setup
and make sure you are bubbling at a rate that keeps CO2 trapped under
I think this method is especially good for DIY yeast systems where
rate might vary. Also you can bubble the CO2 in near the surface so you
operating at a very low pressure.