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Discussion in 'Advanced Strategies and Fertilization' started by brad, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. brad

    brad Prolific Poster

    Aug 2, 2005
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    Do plants need to adjust to using Excel they way they need to use KH or co2?
  2. Tom Barr

    Tom Barr Founder
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    Jan 23, 2005
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    Re: Excel

    I don't think they need to get use to CO2 nor Excel, they start using it right away when in need.

    The growth and appearance might look different as they grow out when you switch sources/increase amounts etc. Plants do take some time to adapt from CO2=> HCO3(KH) and flipping back and forth will cause issues between HCO3 and CO2, but it's mainly in the CO2=> HCO3 direction.

    Some plants will adapt over time to high, med or low CO2 as long as those levels are stable. Ludwigia repens I know does this and it can be traced to a genetic adaptation, Steve Lytell at UF did his PhD on such plants/issues.

    Tom Barr

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