Improved DIY CO2 setup (Using Baking Soda and Citric Acid)

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Re: Improved DIY CO2 setup (Using Baking Soda and Citric Aci

Postby SanamMarik » Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:13 pm

Rohan wrote:
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Rohan wrote:The idea is to keep the bottles under a safe pressure bro. Say 50-60psi. That's where the valve comes into play. Your citric bottle is leaking somewhere so no increase in pressure.

I have two separate systems running. one has a leak but other one is perfect. I dont evn venture above 10psi. it remains steady there, and once a week i shake the soda bottle to make any residual citric to react and form the gas, and then I release that gas from the citric bottle. nothing else i do. :)


Everyone who had been using this diy version or the banggood version from india and around the world is having the same problem. As days goes by pressure rises slowly.

You have an untraceable leak bro!!

lucky me then :P
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Re: Improved DIY CO2 setup (Using Baking Soda and Citric Aci

Postby SanamMarik » Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:14 pm

Rohan wrote:
SanamMarik wrote:
Rohan wrote:The idea is to keep the bottles under a safe pressure bro. Say 50-60psi. That's where the valve comes into play. Your citric bottle is leaking somewhere so no increase in pressure.

I have two separate systems running. one has a leak but other one is perfect. I dont evn venture above 10psi. it remains steady there, and once a week i shake the soda bottle to make any residual citric to react and form the gas, and then I release that gas from the citric bottle. nothing else i do. :)


Everyone who had been using this diy version or the banggood version from india and around the world is having the same problem. As days goes by pressure rises slowly.

You have an untraceable leak bro!!

"New Diffuser" ya, dats the sub-brand name for the diffusers. the company is Up-Aqua... :)
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Re: Improved DIY CO2 setup (Using Baking Soda and Citric Aci

Postby Rohan » Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:19 pm

Yes this is the one most of us are using. Nice and tidy!!
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Re: Improved DIY CO2 setup (Using Baking Soda and Citric Aci

Postby Soumya Sarkar » Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:24 pm

SanamMarik wrote:"New Diffuser" ya, dats the sub-brand name for the diffusers. the company is Up-Aqua... :)


Rohan wrote:Yes this is the one most of us are using. Nice and tidy!!


Source please....
if online, a link is much needed.
Thanks in advance..... :)
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Re: Improved DIY CO2 setup (Using Baking Soda and Citric Aci

Postby SanamMarik » Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:25 pm

Soumya Sarkar wrote:
SanamMarik wrote:"New Diffuser" ya, dats the sub-brand name for the diffusers. the company is Up-Aqua... :)


Rohan wrote:Yes this is the one most of us are using. Nice and tidy!!


Source please....
if online, a link is much needed.
Thanks in advance..... :)

pinging u on wats app :)
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Re: Improved DIY CO2 setup (Using Baking Soda and Citric Aci

Postby Soumya Sarkar » Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:47 am

SanamMarik wrote:pinging u on wats app :)


Thanks Sanam got it....... :-bd
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Re: Improved DIY CO2 setup (Using Baking Soda and Citric Aci

Postby someshdas » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:36 am

Got another cheaper source of Citric Acid & Baking Soda at Dharamtala(Esplanade) New Market(Hogg Market): Citric Acid @Rs.20/- per 100gm and Baking Soda @Rs.10/- per 100gm. :-?
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Re: Improved DIY CO2 setup (Using Baking Soda and Citric Aci

Postby mithun » Wed Oct 28, 2015 3:14 pm

This does not qualify as a DIY really, when u are buying almost everything and doing nothing more than assembling and refilling! Adding multiple bottles of yeast mix in serial is also very old DIY CO2 method.. Yes cheaper than pressurized setup but still not a DIY .. if you are going to spend 1500 on this you are actually losing more money.. Pressurized setups has at-least some lifetime value and resale value!
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Re: Improved DIY CO2 setup (Using Baking Soda and Citric Aci

Postby SanamMarik » Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:17 pm

mithun wrote:This does not qualify as a DIY really, when u are buying almost everything and doing nothing more than assembling and refilling! Adding multiple bottles of yeast mix in serial is also very old DIY CO2 method.. Yes cheaper than pressurized setup but still not a DIY .. if you are going to spend 1500 on this you are actually losing more money.. Pressurized setups has at-least some lifetime value and resale value!

Dada, Little confusing...Then yeast sugar isnt diy either i guess...sugar nd yeast r purchased, bottles and pipes too. also there doesnt exist any diy canisters too then...coz all parts
are purchased only. Nt made by a hobbyist!
I was in the impression dat its called diy(do it yourself) coz things r bought and assembled at home rather than in a factory. Nd refilling cost is 30 fr me :D nd the parts cost- nv-170, bv-120 pg-160 pu pipe 60. i think u are a little misinformed abt the setup. No hard feelings... :)
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Re: Improved DIY CO2 setup (Using Baking Soda and Citric Aci

Postby debrajsahu » Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:29 pm

Mithun Da, you cannot compare this system with yeast reactor no matter how many bottle you use. The level of control one has over this system is far superior than the yeast system. Furthermore it lasts much more than a yeast reactor and consistent throughout unlike the yeast reactor. By the way 1500/- is for the commercial version available online. We managed to purchase everything locally at less than 1/3 of the commercial version. And if we go by such definition of DIY then tanks, RO system, LEDs assembled at home should not be called DIY either, i guess.
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