11-28-2007, 08:52 AM
Join Date: Aug 2007
| | Re: baking soda/vinegar CO2 generator
Originally Posted by HTN86
It'll works, but you'll get a nice burst of co2 for about 10 seconds.....then it's dead. Waste of money compared to the yeast method. The compost method will also work, but you really want that smell in your house? Plus, the compost method won't work because it requires air for the bacterial growth to be big enough to give off enough co2, and since we need all that stuffs in an enclosed contain to direct the co2 into the tank, so it will not work. You'll grow very bad fungus and mold if you put compost in an enclosed container because of the humidity. I wouldn't even touch that because some mold gives off poisonous gas. Just my .02
well, the vinegar reactor uses an IV drip of vinegar, so, no it won't burst then fizzle out. Apparently it's used in hydroponics already.
As for the compost, as I said in my original post, I wanted to add an airstone in the bottom of the bucket to pump in O2. Also, if it's enclosed, how would it stink up the place. I'm not talking about putting dead animals in it, just leaves etc.