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Old 11-11-2013, 11:15 PM   #1 
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How do I introduce DIY Co2?

I put it together a few days ago and it's been running nicely, but it's just bubbling into a cup of water right now.

I only have one plant right now, but plan to replant soon with about 7-8 plants. Could I get the Co2 running now or is it unsafe if you don't have a good amount of plants?
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:12 PM   #2 
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Just add an airstone and it should be fine.. It also depends on what you have in there? Shrimp are sensitive to it I've noticed, since I managed to lose a couple bringing up my Co2 levels barely at all. I don't know how DIY systems work, but if you can, lesson the flow as much as possible and bring it up to where you want slowly over the course of a week or so
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Old 11-12-2013, 03:05 PM   #3 
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If you done have plants to use the CO2 there not much of a point. The CO2 will lower the pH by a considerable amount so a kH, pH and dropcheck test are advisable so your not shooting in the dark.

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