Diy co2 pond

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    Hi , created a new thread.
    I hope some people will fine interest

    Pond (tub) is about 250l
    Natural light
    ADA mix with lunga substrate
    Mix plants with mix of fish
    It started a long time ago , every spring it gets moved outside , Autumn i move them into the garage.
    This year we replaced the old roof with a white roof that gave 80% more light.
    So i struggled a few weeks with hair algae , dosed carbon source liquid but did not make a difference , so i decided to go co2 again but only diy.
    i will be receiving my DSD ferts this week , this includes plant feeding mix, plant hardening mix, npk and also kh up . This will up my GH and KH from 0 and ill aim for 4.
    Currently at day 14 but do look from the start

     
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    Just created a new batch of diy co2 with gelatine.
    Started dosing ferts today as well
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    Very nice - natural light is hard to beat ... should see better colour and smaller leaves develop.

    Later Ferdie
     
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    Can already see the difference since i started dosing dsd , so far very happy . Just need to get longer duration of the co2 reacter. Hoping this gelatine mix works
     
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    how do make the co2 with gelatene ?
     
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    I use i sachet gelotine , 2 cups suger , and now a sachet of yeast

    Yeast mix 500ml not too hot , let stand for 10minutes
    Boiling water 500ml add geloatine and sugar , stir well and let cool for a few minutes. Too hot water can kill yeast
    Mix the 2 together in a clean 2l bottle
     
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    Light build last night . Will be doing faster co2 soon
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    Good growth and little algae ... good job~~
     
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    The new lights are giving algae but think its the lack of co2 , its not lasting . Looking at a pressurized system
     
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    Shoe been too long since the last update
    Pond upgrade, 300l+-
    Pressurised co2
    4800lph return
    New sump
    New plants and new fish
    Latest fish added
    Black betta crown tail
    Female betta
    Platties
    2 albino corries
    2 sterbai corries
    3 pugmy corries
    1 pepper corrie
    5 ottos
    Thanks to Ryan from George

    I created a overflow box from perspex to prevent fish going to the sump

    Also created a fry box for my guppies fry since the bettas usually eats them
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    Video is a few weeks old. Will update a new one asap
     
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    New update
    After the video i trimmed down to 50%
    Will post shortly




    Pics after the trim
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    Last video i took , just started with a small rescape on the right side
     
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    Wow that is a very clear pond. I love these this. What lights are you using?
     
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    Sorry for the late reply
    Im running 3x 20w floodlights. Will be upgrading to 50w maybe soon. Follow my channel
     
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    Amazing :thumbup:
     
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