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Old 02-04-2010, 04:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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That sounds really good: A bubble wand of CO2!
If the DIY CO2 will generate enough pressure to work several of the little sticks.
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:27 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I would expect the pressure to equalize and all would let out fewer bubbles.. But I suppose there would be a point where theres not enough pressure.. I wonder...

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Old 02-05-2010, 03:04 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Do u block the other end of the tub, so that the co2 only goes throught the chop stick? I might wanna give this a try. =?
Yeah, you'll need to block the end somehow. You can see in the pic, that I folded the end over and secured it with a pair of zip-ties...

I like your thinking there, Sugar Cone, but I agree that there would eventually be an equalisation and the amount of bubbles per outlet would not be huge...might work real well with a pressurised system, though... See how you go and post results!!
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:33 PM   #14 (permalink)
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After i vist chinnese buffet ill try this =D
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:42 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I like your thinking there, Sugar Cone, but I agree that there would eventually be an equalisation and the amount of bubbles per outlet would not be huge...might work real well with a pressurised system, though... See how you go and post results!!
Bubbles per outlet doesnt really matter. If you get 100 bubbles per however long from one outlet, and you split it into three outlets, you should get 33.3 out each, still totaling the 100 bubbles. Even if the pressure drops at the end and you get like 50, 30, & 20, you still get the 100 bubbles. Notice, I keep saying SHOULD, lol.
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It's better to get the glass diffuser. I try this chopstick diffuser method and it looks crappy IMO.
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Now thats the DIY spirit! lol.
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Old 02-06-2010, 08:09 PM   #18 (permalink)
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An actual chopstick should fit in the air tubing without having to poke it in through the side, and clamp off the bottom. (There are variations in chopstick sizes, though)
It looks to me as if the picture of the stick that is in the side of the tubing is a small diameter bit of wood. These are sold around here as wooden skewers, and the most popular use is as a shish-ka-bob skewer. (Note- they do not work well for roasting marshmallows- my hand gets too close to the fire)
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They don't work too well for picking up food either. Don't know where the confusion between chopstick and skewer began. :P

Anyways... with either diameter of bamboo, be prepared to see some white fluff grow on it. Harmless stuff, just looks weird. I used to get that but it hasn't returned for months even after chopstick replacements. Haven't figured out what causes it or its lack of appearance now.
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If you do not have a separator bottle between the yeast generator and the tank then the white stuff might be from the yeast bottle.
I use a Gatorade type of bottle between the 2 liter bottle and the tank, and no more white goo.
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