TOm.. seachem said at the AGA if anyone did this they would buy the results... why not sell the info, or at least make it available?
*I am* working with SeaChem on this project
I'll be rather cryptic as well, but we both have our reasons.
Namely safety related issues.
14C is not used to make the product, just to see trace where the carbon goes and how it interacts.
I am using it to answer the mechanism of action for killing Hydrilla and algae.
I will also use another species that is enhanced by the product.
Yes, I know everything that is in it, but part of the deal is not to disclose it.
So don't ask.
As far as saving cost, it's actually a very very good deal from SeaChem. I can make the stuff myself, but I'm not interested. SeaChem knows that. Some clown will kill themselves, get irrepritable eye damage, etc if they try to make it. It's not baking soda
It can be very toxic stuff, folks have killed fish with it and melted plants when they did not follow the label.
Use as labeled.
That is my advice. Don't breath it either. It'll burn your lungs, eye and mouth out if you get it in there.
Get a 4 liter jug from Big Al's if you are concerned about cost effective amounts. You can also order from Seachem a 20 liter pale etc.
These are good prices for what Seachem has done vs if you tried to make it.
I know, I've looked.
If you wanna be cheaper, use CO2 gas.