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Splitting Excel dosing

Are there any advantages to splitting up the delivery of Excel over the course of the day? Half right before lights on, and half at the midpoint of the photoperiod, or even smaller doses over the course of the day? Any thoughts?
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Great question, hope to hear a response
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My thoughts were that the plant can only fix the carbon while performing photosynthesis which can only be accomplished when the plant has light. But I really have no clue if this is how it actually works, I'd like to hear some other responses as well.
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id think ud want to dose it right b4 because it would take some time for the concentrated solution to diffuse into the rest of the tank.

that way when the lights do go on, its already pre saturated, vs, having to top off which the top is asking.
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+1 of just before or early in the photo period.


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Hi Angry the Clown,

I thought that you posed an interesting question so I went to my other favorite website and asked Seachem themselves for an answer to your question; here is what they said:

"This is really not necessary, as your plants will utilize any available carbon as needed. You certainly could break up the dosing if you so choose, but it is not a necessity.
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That is great information, thanks for asking Seachem directly. I got myself a dosing pump and started thinking of different ways to utilize it.
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Interesting.

Looks like it's better to dose hours before lights go on.


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