George Farmer said:The other Easy Life product mentioned earlier in the thread, "liquid filter" is zeolite in a liquid suspension. JBL Clynol is the same.
- it will exchange H+ ions for cations in the water? It doesn't really absorb anything as such. H+ ions are basically acid which is why pH drops. Also the H+ ions being acid will reduce the KH. Does that reduce TDS then or am I on the wrong track?
ceg4048 said:Hi Sam,
You got to the post before I could comment. Thanks for that. What is astonishing about quartermaster's point is that it never dawned on me that the dosage rates for the two products were so vastly different. I had been dosing Easycarbo at the same rate as Excel, and I threw away my last bottle, however if quartermaster is correct, this means that 1 bottle of Excel does the job of 4 bottles of Easycarbo. Is this correct? It's astounding. Luckily I haven't needed it seriously, since I just use it to top up my CO2 content but the real question is does Excel really have 4 times the concentration of the active ingredient (complexed gluteraldehyde)? Or are they the same concentration and that Easylife just want you to use more so that you buy more? I'm now wondering whether you can dose Easycarbo at or near the same rate as Excel and get away with it.
Any thoughts on possible ways to test or to obtain the data?
DevUK said:That reads that you need to use almost twice as much (broadly speaking) of easy carbo, as you're dosing a similar amount but daily as opposed to every two days.
Maximumbob said:I'm confused.
I have a bottle of each product in front of me:
Excel = 5ml / 200l (1ml / 40 ltrs) daily or every other day
Easy carbo = 1ml / 50 litres daily
To my eyes the dosage is pretty similar. Am I missing something?
beeky said:Do plants take up the carbon in Excel/EasyCarb in the same way as CO2, or do they have to adjust to the different form? Just wondering if it's possible to chop and change between them if actual carbon levels could be kept much the same.
How much Excel is required to achieve the same effect of 30ppm CO2 injection? I have no idea but I'll bet it's a lot. Much better to supplement your injection, I figure.
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