- 11 Jul 2007
Does anyone have any kind of advice for using easycarbo? I've never used it before and am looking for some pointers if I run into algae issues.
oops, didnt know this. Ive got HC and ive been putting 5ml TPN+ and 3ml of easycarbo into a Rio 125 per day. Should i be upping these?aaronnorth said:you overdose it by 3x daily, or every other day, but i have heard that it works the same if you go by the normal dosage (but it justs takes a bit longer)
Hi Neil,oldwhitewood said:Does anyone have any kind of advice for using easycarbo? I've never used it before and am looking for some pointers if I run into algae issues.
ceg4048 said:Yes, I agree completely with both statements (not the one about thickness ) If your dosing and CO2 are good and there are no issues then I don't see any reason to start adding these products, however, a typical scenario, which I'm sure you've seen, is one where the plant biomass increases over the course of months, while the injection rate stays the same. Then one day, suddenly you observe some CO2 related algae appearing. Well, if every plant doubles its weight then essentially you have twice as many plants which require twice as much nutrition so there are a couple of options:
1) Trim frequently to stabilize the biomass so that little or no adjustments to nutrients/CO2 are required.
2) Increase the injection rate and dosing to account for the increased biomass (perhaps flow is affected here as well)
3) Supplement with Excel/Easycarbo either permanently or until a decision is made regarding items 1 and 2.