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Malic acid?

Hi everyone! Here is another of my crazy plant ideas anyhow, I was just looking up cacti and found that plants that use CAM photosynthesis (IE cacti) store CO2 they accumulate at night as malic acid; during the day, they convert the malic acid to CO2 for photosynthesis. I also found that C4 plants will also use malic acid as a CO2 source.

With all that in mind...would aquarium plants benefit from having small amounts of malic acid dosed to the aquarium on a daily basis? Thanks
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