Just curious. If I'm not mistaken, Excel is essentially a liquid CO2 substitute. Correct me if I'm wrong, please. Is it a waste of time and money to use it in conjunction with pressurized CO2?
So, in a nutshell, you guys are saying if CO2, then no Excel needed. Fair enough. My next question. On my 90g tank, how many bubbles per second should I aim for. I'm using an inline reactor and seeing almost no micro bubbles.
Hi Roadmaster, let me guess that you don't use pressurized CO2 as your narrative makes it sound very cumbersome. Once set up my system basically runs itself and all I do is check the tank pressure once in a while and glance at the drop checker daily.
I'm like Raymond in that after using Excel to combat BBA I've just kept using it to keep BBA away. If it helps give my plants a little extra CO2 then that is a bonus.
Yes,you are right .Excel,glut are taken up by plant's and carbon is rendered .Reading car repair manuals and talking to mechanics does not necessary mean that I can explain to others how to repair cars. Given my knowledge of the cars, I would most likely get even the basics wrong. Even among mechanics, there are good ones, bad ones, and clueless. And some are so many light years ahead of the others that they can only fix spacecraft, if they could only find some.
Excel does not get converted to co2 by plants. Co2 and Excel are just some of the sources of carbon, the building block of all known life. All life needs carbon to grow. Extracting carbon from some sources requires less resources then from others.
During carbon cycle, plants use light energy and water to photosynthesize co2 into carbohydrates, o2 being the byproduct.
Concentration of co2 in atmosphere (air) is about 400 ppm. Under 5 ppm in water. Gas exchange.
Some basic concepts to look up.