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Re: flying yeast
> Actually that may not be the worst thing that happens. Going gangbusters with
> the yeast concoction could be lethal given the wrong water supply.
> Those who are blessed with water that's rock solid for pH could go full speed
> ahead. For my water conditions, even limping along can cause dangerous pH
> crashes (even fish that can stand low pH of <5 hide). Even half portions of
> yeast in my reactors can yield dangerously low pH levels.
> In any case, full speed ahead can be dangerous. I'm with the "start small and
> work your way up to optimum level crowd".
Susan, Certainly if you are just starting out, or don't know your
water's buffering capacity, it would be wise to start slowly. But I've
been using CO2 for 2 or 3 years, and am now playing around with
the champagne yeast. I did start small and work my way up. I
would not suggest that everyone do what I am doing now!
Perhaps you will want to check the KH of your water and add a
little carbonate if the water is very soft. Then you won't have those
Cathy H (who spent this sunny spring day in Maryland on my
deck, building a new aquarium stand. The madness spreads....)