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Old 01-20-2013, 04:00 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:12 PM   #2
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Old 01-20-2013, 05:17 PM   #5
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The glut will still be available in the water the next day though...so it really doesn't matter.
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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.
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The glut will still be available in the water the next day though...so it really doesn't matter.
Ok thanks.
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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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