I did indeed. However I think you might be taking personally what was intended to be simply thoughts and experiences on using glut.
I never once said or implied that liquid carbon products add co2. Where do you see that That has nothing to do with. In addition I never said it made a large difference as @Xiaozhuang
implied in his response.
Again, I didn't say that you said any such a thing. I am simply discussing the product's use in the aquarium and nothing was meant personally. I was
curious if you felt there exist plants in the hobby that grow only with the addition of glut.
And this article is basically advertising for JBLs products. It HAS to be biased. That's the reason they're writing it.
You're saying because this person works for a company making a different product then nothing he says on the subject of CO2 vs glut can be trusted. I get your point, but that is textbook ad hominem logical fallacy.
It is not accurate if I have personally seen the difference in plant growth and they are using a blanket statement saying there is none. Blanket statements in this hobby are worthless based on so many different parameters, etc.
Similarly, because you add glut and your plants do well does not equal glut being responsible for your thriving plants. And it only makes sense that having less algae to compete with would result in more nutrients and light being available. I'm simply trying to say that it isn't CO2, not that it doesn't help anything in any way. To truly do a fair comparison, one would need to set up a series of identical tanks and treat a control group with glut and not the others. As far as I'm aware no one has done that, except *maybe* Tom Barr. I have heard that Seachem commissioned him to thoroughly test their Excel product but he had to sign a NDA, so only he and Seachem probably know.
I believe you when you say you haven't seen growth and believe me it's nothing extreme, but I tend to not belief that myself and others are simply delusional as the article implies.
I feel you are taking this as an attack and I sincerely do not mean it as one. The author never implied people who use glut are delusional. We all have our own experiences when keeping our tanks. I am as guilty as the next hobbyist of seeing good results and being convinced it was because of the thing I changed. I don't think I ever said that I haven't seen any growth when using glut based products, but I don't think it's a particularly healthy product for fish, inverts or plants to add long term. I tend to feel that algae issues can almost always be cleared up other ways. Those methods will take longer, but see my signature.
In closing, apologies if anything I wrote came across as a personal attack. Any ire from my end was directed at glut products being called liquid carbon. I tried to add qualifiers that I've lost more fish to CO2 overdose, I keep Excel on hand, etc. but admittedly it's a hard subject for me to be neutral about. Happy tank keeping.