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    You add vinegar to that solute I am assuming?

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    One needs not use vinegar in a yeast and sugar solution. The yeast feeds on the sugar and as a result one of thier waste products is CO2. With vinegar and baking soda its purely a chemical reaction which is producing the co2. Superimposedhope, I like your idea too. I may try that for slow release of co2... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif[/img]
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    It works great and is like 10x's less likely to exploode. Flip sides' got the right idea that it feeds on sugar and reproduces itself with a waste product of Co2. I actually just add more sugar and a little yeast every 2 weeks although I suppose I should trade out a new bottle and solution. I am moving to a ventilation system which will be 3 2litre bottles that are connected using an elbow(PVC) and become the pressure driving Co2 and fresh air into the terrarium. I have a vent prob. if you read my truncata HELP topic. Well anyway It's a good natural means and the sphagnum loves the yeast.

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    So all you do is add your choice of yeast, and some sugar? No wet ingrediants to make a solution or anything?

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    just some water to activate the yeast
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    .When i breathe out i exhale Co2. when you brethe out, you exhale Co2. Every animal does, and if my biology book is correct, every plant too. Cars give off lots of it, and so do factories. So much, in fact, that its warming the planet.
    Now that doesnt mean you should turn your car on and hold your plants next to the exhaust. that would be bad.

    Whatever. yes, more co2 can benefit all plants.
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    that makes no logic

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    I dont know if all yeast works but, I use active yeast. 2tspn, 2cps of sugar, fill the rest with water up to where the bottle begins to narrow.

    Joe Its a good idea to shake every couple of days to stir up mix.
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    Hi all,

    A very detailed article, from an aquarium perspective, but still relevant. All you need to do is ignore the section on delivery systems into water as that's not applicable to us:

    A Treatise on DIY CO2 Systems for Freshwater-Planted Aquaria

    The general recipe for planted aquaria is:

    6 cups water
    3/4 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon bakers yeast

    This generally gives about 2 weeks of good CO2 production (depending on temperature).

    Bakers yeast you can get from any supermarket and if kept in the fridge should last for a very long time.

    Aaron.

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