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leo1234 01-20-2013 04:00 PM

Excel/api co2 booster?
 
Hi all quick question, does it matter what time i put this stuff in the tank?
Light on/ or off? Does it do anything if i put it in a few hours before light's on?
Thanks

Jeffww 01-20-2013 04:12 PM

Put it in whenever but I like putting it in during lights on/right before lights on to reduce the overall contact time with my inhabitants.

leo1234 01-20-2013 04:23 PM

So it won't dissipate until the plants asorb it right? Just wanted to know because with my shedule it will be hard to put it in before light's on.

GeToChKn 01-20-2013 05:02 PM

The sooner towards the lights coming on, the more the plants can use it. Plants only use carbon and ferts during lighting periods, so putting it in 2 hours before the lights go off is sort of pointless. It's like putting out a 4 course meal at 1am when everyone is just going to bed. It's just going to sit on the table and rot all night.

Jeffww 01-20-2013 05:17 PM

The glut will still be available in the water the next day though...so it really doesn't matter.

leo1234 01-20-2013 05:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GeToChKn (Post 2296337)
The sooner towards the lights coming on, the more the plants can use it. Plants only use carbon and ferts during lighting periods, so putting it in 2 hours before the lights go off is sort of pointless. It's like putting out a 4 course meal at 1am when everyone is just going to bed. It's just going to sit on the table and rot all night.

No i think i said something wrong. I can't put it right before lights on. But i can put it a few hours before, not after the light go out.

leo1234 01-20-2013 05:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeffww (Post 2296457)
The glut will still be available in the water the next day though...so it really doesn't matter.

Ok thanks.

JeffHerr 01-20-2013 09:05 PM

Sorry, but Glut has only about 12 hours before it has dissipated too much to be useful. Keep that in mind when looking for the best time.


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