how long does it take?

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Should take an hour or so depending on water temp. and recipe (and obviously if everthing is sealed perfectly). What diffusing method are you using?
 

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Hi Guppy girl,

Most CO2 systems take anything from a couple of hours to a couple of days i think, dont quote me on that, something i read
 

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jimboliana said:
Hi Guppy girl,

Most CO2 systems take anything from a couple of hours to a couple of days i think, dont quote me on that, something i read
My Nutrafin's take on average 5 minutes to start producing bubbles. I warm the canister with very hot water before adding the mixture then add luke warm water (approx. 35C) quite quickly to mix the sugar/yeast/bi-carb thoroughly.
 

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should see some thing in a few hours max - if not check any joints for leaks.
 
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Hmmmm, I came home tonight, no bubbles in the diffuser, but I do see some bubbles in the bottles. And little tiny ones coming from the bottom. No froth though.
I'm using 2 2Liter bottles and the Nutrafin ladder to diffuse.
I mixed it this way~
Filled up 2 1/2 cups sugar and 1/2 tsp bi-carb
Added 1.5 liters warm water
Shook the bottles to dissolve most of the sugar
Mixed 1tsp fleishmanns yeast in 1/2 cup warm water, it absorbed some water, I stirred it, then poured it into the bottle.
Then I shook the bottle to mix the yeast and water/sugar mixture.


Did I do this right?? :/

All my connections are tight, caps, joints, the nipple for the cap is drilled in, sealed with a rubber washer and siliconed on both sides. :dunno:

Edit: the bubbles I mentioned are sort of big, there's about 5 of them in a bottle, they're sitting on the top of the water.
 

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should be fine.

this is how i do mine.

pour in sugar, put dry yeast & bicarb in with sugar, fill with luke warm water, screw on lid, leave for an hour = 1 bubble per second

no mixing/shaking/disolving or anything so :sly: not sure what your's is up to, just be patient.
 

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if nothing happens after 24hrs you've done something wrong.

note: yeast will be destroyed at temps over 40 degrees C, did you put hot water in the bottle or warm??
 

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Some batches of yeast can be a bit dodgy, try again and if still no action try a diffrent yeast.
 

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we use the dried granual yeast for bread making (hovis make the stuff we use)

we just bung the sugar a yeast together and then add the water.
 
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