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03 Nov 2017 14:20 #1 by alan 64
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Ok lads kust wondering how many of u use easycarbo, i have easy growing plants, my big tub of easycarbo has run out and i am debating weather to order some more or just see how the tanks go without it

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03 Nov 2017 14:28 - 03 Nov 2017 19:11 #2 by fishmad1234
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I'm kinda in the same boat al my plants seem to grow grand without I think once you have easy plants right light and you keep on top of your water changes I don't really see any need to buy some more.


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Craig

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03 Nov 2017 18:01 #3 by alan 64
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Thats what i am thinking craig ao i might give that a go

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03 Nov 2017 20:08 #4 by robert
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I use it in my tropical community , but remember its not a true sourse of carbon , so i use it more for as an algeaside and have a co2 system for the plants

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03 Nov 2017 20:27 #5 by gunnered72
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I think because the tank and plants are so used to the easy carbo dosage that a sudden stop will possibly cause algae to start growing...

It also depends on what type of algae eating critters you have in your tank...SAEs specialise in Filament algae, Ottos specialise in Diatoms, Nerites in green spot etc etc etc...

In my opinion if your plant growth is good and your algae growth is minimal it tells me that the tank is in a stable condition....A sudden change of routine will possibly throw things out of sync and the usual result when that happens is algae growth....

And yes Easy Carbo is not a true source of carbon as the makers claim...Its actually a strong chemical that helps plants absorb Co2 better whichin turn helps with plant growth....The plants then use up NitrAte and Phosphates (along with other nutrients) better which inhibits algae....

The ideal scenario in a planted tank is the use of injected co2 along with Easy Carbo and loads of Ferts...But then you are in Hi Tech Jungle land....Which is a whole different ball game....

Moral of the story...If its not broken dont fix it....

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04 Nov 2017 18:05 #6 by alan 64
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Good point mate i was thinking on them lines also if its not broke dont fix it

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04 Nov 2017 20:03 #7 by robert
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I use injected co2 , easy carb and easylife prifto ferts .

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04 Nov 2017 20:51 #8 by alan 64
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Do u buy the 5 litre tub bob

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05 Nov 2017 00:40 #9 by robert
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Hi , no i just buy the litre bottle , i dose 10ml daily an hour before light on so i 100 days out of the bottle . Just the tropical tank gets it

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05 Nov 2017 09:22 #10 by gunnered72
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www.ebay.co.uk/itm/EasyLife-Easycarbo-50...p2060353.m1438.l2649

Use Parcel Motel to get it shipped for 3.95 euros

50 pounds sterling for 5000ml.......

23 euros in a shop for 1000ml....

Absolute no brainer........

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05 Nov 2017 18:24 #11 by alan 64
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Forgot i had parcel motel.eddy i orderd it from germany think it works out at around 70 euro for the 5 litre

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