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baking soda and CO2

>Date: Sat, 5 Jul 1997 08:16:57 -0400 (EDT)
>From: Luvskribs at aol_com
>Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V2 #814
> 2 cups sugar
> 1 teaspoon yeast
> 1 teaspoon baking soda
> 6 cups luke warm water.

>My question is - what
>is the baking soda for? I don't have any on hand, so mine is running without
>it. Does it make Co2 longer this way?

In my experience, yes. I used not to use the baking soda. After I started
to add it, my CO2 generation lasted a lot longer. I can't remember who
first suggested using it but it works well for me.