New to DIY CO2

  1. kaaayd Initiate Member

    I just started using DIY CO2 and noticed you mentioned staggering your bottles. I'm a bit confused by this. I have read that pressure can build up and blow the bottle open if there is a clog. Wouldn't this happen with the closed bottle you have waiting? When should I create a new mix to swap? A day or 2 in advance? Thanks
     
  2. Mark S Member Member

    You run both bottles, if your mix lasts 2 weeks start 1 now and the other in a week. Don't cap off a bottle, it will blow.
     

  3. kaaayd Initiate Member

    Thanks for the info Mark.

    Castma, which method worked the best, #1 with the corn starch?
     
  4. catsma_97504 Fishlore Legend Member

    :;f Started new thread so your questions can have greater visibility. By staggering bottles, I meant to start them at different times, just as Mark stated. I would start one bottle now. Then a week later start then 2nd bottle. Then each subsequent week, you'd refresh the yeast mix in the oldest bottle. As for which mix works best, yes, it was the one using baking soda. I believe this is due to the fact that my water is naturally very soft. The baking soda raises the hardness to keep the yeast going. Good luck with your tank!