Liquid Carbon ?

johnnyboy1965

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Does liquid carbon actually work?
Im a Newbie and dont mind going down the pressurized CO2 route, but I want to keep things simple for myself.
Also, I am right in thinking CO2 during the lighting period and 02/air during the off lighting period?
Im doing my research and just looking at my options
Thanks John
 

Greggz

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There is no comparison between "liquid carbon" and CO2 injection.

Excel (glut) is mainly used in very low tech tanks to help control algae.

Yes, CO2 during the lighting period, and some (like me) heavily aerate overnight.

Now as to keeping it simple..............well, you might be getting into the wrong hobby. The deeper you get in, the more complicated it will become.

Don't mean that in a bad way, but really nice tanks are not a casual affair and take some dedication.
 
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@Greggz has pretty much spelled it out.

Glut is a "gentle" algaecide if used correctly.
I've never used it as a substitute for CO2 injection.
I don't use any air in my tanks either.
 
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