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DIY Co2

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Hey Guys,

I have been looking into DIY Co2 but I really want some feedback over the pro's and con's of making one.

Clearly it's a cheaper option to buying a full Co2 setup but with far less control.

It's the less control part I am wary of.

Also what size tank it can be used in.

Any thought around this would be great.

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make sure you have one of them bubble counters thats got an overflow area i had the yeast mixture pollute a tank = all kinds of messy but the fish survived !

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Yeah that was another worry I had, MY FISH!

But if it works then I want to give it a go due to being such a good low cost solution.

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I used a glass diffuser with two coke bottles connected to it. Never had an issue. I say give it a crack. :-)

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I have been reading to just plug directly into the canister filter and the impela will defuse it for you.

Or put an air stone on the end.

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I just paid the money and was very happy with the results.

:-).

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how much did you pay though?

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Can't remember. $15-$20?????

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Oh that is cheap, the ones I seen online were around the $80 range

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Glass diffuser. Only cheap things. Airline connects directly to it.

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Just found a place in Annerley, So I will head over this arvo and see what they have. Looks good and well priced

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Lol. Might at well go to Fishchicks. She has them. :-)

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hahah thats where I am going :o)

:o) = :)

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I've connected CO2 to the canister and found it worked well. Just found it annoying refilling the bottles constantly. It's a good way to start out though.

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I did not make it to the LFS yesterday but I did look over my Eheim Pro canister and I can plug it in there.

I am looking forward to the impact that it has on the plants in my tank

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