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Do It Yourself Carbon Dioxide For Plants - By Les

The Mixture

Lets see the mixture

The first thing you are going to need to do take your yeast and start it in 1/2 cup warm(NOT HOT) tap water. Again its up to you as to how much yeast you use. Personally I use 1 teaspoon of yeast per bottle. I have tried using 1/2 teaspoon but I wasnt real pleased with the results. This is where you get to experiment.

Make sure that you mix it well as seen in the next picture

Set this off to the side and leave while you do the rest of the mixture. Now you are going to want to add 2 cups sugar to the bottle, after adding the sugar you are going to want to add warm water to the top of the soda label as seen here

As you can see in the last picture that the sugar is undissolved in the bottom of the bottle, you can shake it but it wont all disolve which is fine. I just put the sugar in the bottle and fill with water to the line. I have found that enough of the sugar is dissolved to get things going.

Next you are going to add your pre-mixed yeast

After you put the yeast in all thats left to do is put the cap on tight and hook it up

Hooking it up

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