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Re: DIY CO2 teething problems

At 03:48 AM 5/27/99 -0400, you wrote:
>From: "Dinyar Lalkaka" <lalkaka at concentric_net>
>Subject: DIY CO2 teething problems
>Hello, and thanks again for all the helpful advice in response to my earlier
>questions on setting up a DIY yeast CO2 system.
>I have a new problem, after 2-3 days of vigorous activity, the bubbles stop.
>If I shake or squeeze the bottle gently, a flurry of bubbles reappears, but
>then it dies again.
>I've been using 1 cup white sugar to 1 teaspoon yeast, with a dash of baking
>soda. Tap water is about pH 7 and GH 30-40.
>What's going wrong?


Try 2 cups of sugar and 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon yeast.  That's the formula I 
used, and it should last about 3-4 weeks.


Hoa G. Nguyen
Freshwater Planted Aquarium:  http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Hills/2637/