Good question. One point in this would be scope and effect. A DIY CO2 on a 20 or smaller would have a much different impact than the same set up on a 120 or larger. I don't know if folks using "low tech" use different amounts of DIY CO2 in different size tanks, but it would seem logical that you could very well be moderate to high tech even just with DIY CO2 in the tank. Then again, sometimes it's more of playing around with wine recipes than wanting CO2 in the tank...
I don't think it does but I could be wrong? For the only reason that low tech is also called non Co2 tanks but saying that you can also add Excel and it can still be a non co2 tank, maybe what they mean is non Co2 injected? but I havn't seen DIY Co2 classifed as low tech or a non Co2 tank, but that's just my observations from what I see.
You could set it up in some crazy continuous yeast bio-reactor so you only have to add more sugar. Basically a huge auto-dosing set up for a yeast culture. Make sure to etch your fancy company logo on every part from the power cord on up.I don't know, but i think you'd look VERY ridiculous if you open up a stand in 2011's ADA/AGA convention where your new product line consists of a homemade juice jug with a sugar and yeast mix
good luck!! and make sure you remove ALL of the juice jug's labeling. Wouldnt want your costumers to think you're affiliated with Mott'sAh, got it. I deleted the word "pressurized" from my post. I think I'll give the DIY CO2 a try in one tank. I'll have to hurry so that Jark and I are prepared to launch our new product line at the 2011 convention.
ah you meant my tank... in any case Dave never specifically complimented my tank. Maybe he re-write his post to do soStill waiting for davemonkey to comment. My question was in response to his compliment on a low tech tank that according to the poster was "Pretty much no maintenance... only change DIY CO2 every 2 weeks."
I think it's a great thread and like to see photos of tanks that are more stylized but still considered low tech or NPT. It would be helpful to know which tanks are being given CO2 bubbles.
Let us not forget that gluteraldehyde is toxic--very toxic. I used to work with the stuff long ago when I was a lab tech, and all those warnings on the label are there for good reason. Even the fumes can cause permanent scarring on your corneas.Here's a good controversial one: i think Excel is much more techy than DIY CO2. Excel is an industrialised product and YOU have to add it every day, there is no natural process going on in the tank or around it to synthetise Gluta and introduce it to your tank. You can't make Gluta from stuff you'd find in your patio.