Diy co2 questions

Discussion in 'Plant CO2' started by st3phaniex3, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. st3phaniex3

    st3phaniex3 Valued Member Member

    Sorry guys I know this topic comes up a lot and I've tried researching but haven't found the answer I'm looking for.

    I just setup my diy co2 last night (yeast sugar and baking soda mix) the mix is in an ocean spray juice bottle but my bubble counter is a glass dip jar.

    So my first question is. ... is it ok to use the glass dip jar for the bubble counter? Or will the pressure become too much for the glass to handle and explode?

    I'm not getting any co2 in my tank. I'm using an air stone and check valve and it's all been tested for leaks (by blowing in it) I am getting about 1 bubble every 3 seconds in the glass jar but nothing in the tank.

    Is there not enough pressure to push co2 through the air stone?

    I'm so lost :( please help!!!
  2. OP

    st3phaniex3 Valued Member Member

    Figured it out!! :)
  3. Chris99

    Chris99 Well Known Member Member

    Might be worth posting your solution for the next person having a problem. :)
  4. OP

    st3phaniex3 Valued Member Member

    That's true :)

    I was advised that with the diy co2 you don't NEED a bubble counter (in my case the glass jar)

    My mixture was only producing enough pressure to go from the first bottle into the bubble counter (glass jar) but not enough pressure built up in the bubble counter to get pushed into the tank. So eliminating the bubble counter was the trick!! And now I have co2!!!! :)
  5. p

    philz64 New Member Member

    Possibly a leak in the seal of the glass jar. Had that same problem until I plugged up the leak with super glue.

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