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post #9 of (permalink) Old 08-03-2009, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by i'm a ninja View Post
Sorry, this is probably a dumb question, what does "CEC" mean?
To expand on Cation Exchange Capacity. It's basically how effective the substrate is at adsorbing positively charged nutrients, hence it serves as a nutrient storage. Sand has a low CEC, substrate like Flourite have a high CEC.
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