|I made my own co2 maker and its really working the sundews in my tank are growing about 30% faster then the sundews in my green house. Here's how I made it . |
One 2L soda pop jug filled with 6 cups of cool water.
Then I put 3/4 a cup of sugar in with 1 tbsp of yeast .
I made a hole in the lid of the jug and hooked up a tub to it and hot glued it in place . I run the tub into a small 7 oz pond I have in my tank. Only 2 hrs later CO2 started bubbling up .
So on top of the more damp air that it makes the co2 speeds up the plant growth .
It looks neat 2 [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
My CO2 maker just ran out of co2 . Dose anyone know what I did wrong . I hear they should last 2-3 times as long as mine. Maybe I should have used more sugar ?
and 30,000 years ago 2/3 of the U.S.A. was covered in ice.
What is that blamed on. In the 1930's the Midwest suffered from the worst drought in recorded history. The only thing that doesn't change on earth is 'change'. Nothing has EVER been stable. The Sahara used to be lush and green, and turned into a Desert long before we had factories, cars, etc. etc.
I found out why my yeast co2 maker ran out of co2 . The more yeast you add the more co2 you will get in a shorter time. If I wanted to make the co2 maker last longer I would need to use less yeast but the tank would have less co2 in it then it dose now.
By the way WOW THERE growing really FAST . This co2 stuff really works [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
I had an interesting idea for those of us with small terrariums. Use a small freezer and set the temp to 1 degree above the freezing point of dry ice. Run a small hose from the freezer to the terrarium. This should allow for a small steady flow, and won't have to be refilled very often.
It's been one of dem days
Joseph, *The first snag your going to hit is finding a freezer that will cool down to a temperature of -109.3°F (-78.5°C). That's the surface temperature of dry ice. *Here's more info on dry ice: How stuff works
How come chicken fingers are bigger than buffalo wings?
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What's your setup for CO2... (i.e. yeast to sugar ratio and dispersion method)? Just interested... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
I am now useing more sugar then before I find it works better.
So 1 and a half cups of sugar *In a 2L pop jug
With about 5 cups of cool to warm water .( Dont use HOT water it will kill the yeast)
And 1 tbsp of yeast .
After you put it all into the 2L pop jug shake it .
The mix Dose allot better if you keep it warm(Not hot) so I have it sitting on top of my shop lights .
The whole thing is working great the sundews are really growing fast.The bubbling is now more then ever in my 7 oz pond now that I keep it warm.
Hey I was just looking at the gallery at this site and they use CO2 to grow there CPs as well .
Any one who has not seen the Gallery should check it out there some kool looking pictures there .They have a picture of a HUGH GREEN house with cps as far as the eye can see.