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liquid carbon

  1. Hufsa

    Algaecide ingredients thread

    There are many algaecidal products marketed towards usage in aquariums and ponds. I have been annoyed by the distinct overall lack of easily accessible information regarding these products and what they contain, and information on the nature of and safety precautions one should take around the...
  2. Andy Pierce

    Seachem Excel vs. Easy-Life EasyCarbo

    I use "liquid carbon" (a.k.a. glutaraldehyde) for algae spot treatment and really like it for that purpose - I'm happier using glutaraldehyde than I would be with something more immediately potent like peroxide. Mostly I've used EasyCarbo which I like because it has a certain level of viscosity...
  3. Andy Pierce

    EasyCarbo max dose

    I was checking out some "pro tips" from Jurijs Jutjajevs of Tropica, and in this one: he discusses how to get rid of staghorn algae by "spritzing" them with a homebrew microbubble formulation of EasyCarbo, which is interesting, but then he also meantions "standard disclaimer: don't use more...
  4. T

    Watering Down Liquid Carbon

    Hi all, im new to this site and relatively new to planted tanks and fish keeping in general! I recently got a a 20L nano tank (I have had a 70L tank for a while) and have been dosing with liquid carbon with a pipette (0.5 mL). For easier dosing I bought a pump bottle online in the hope that one...
  5. Rob_Planted

    Tank Transformation! House Move! I’m scared but join me for the ride!

    Hi everyone, First journal from a new member so please be nice! Ok so where to start... I have kept tropical fish for 5/6 years now, and my pride and joy at the moment is my Fluval Roma 125L that has been running for 3 years pretty successfully, but with the focus on the fish. I have...
  6. Conort2

    Reoccurring crypt melt

    Hi New here, however been lurking a long time. Wonder if you guys would be able to help me. Had what I would call a mid tech tank (due to the liquid co2) setup for about six months now. However I'm not too happy with it. I seem to get pretty much continuous crypt melt. New growth is fine...
  7. techfool

    shrimp (in)activity and liquid carbon

    I am dosing easycarbo at the recommended dose. My amanos have shown no obvious signs of distress but do not seem as active. I always used to see them bouncing about and stealing food. Has anyone noticed similar, or the opposite? It could be that the higher plant mass is providing more places to...
  8. Paul Ballantine


    Hello fellow plant lovers. At substrate level I have a PAR of roughly 57 using my fluval 2.0 and I'll be dosing liquid carbon, yes I know it has its haters but I like to run an air stone in my tanks, would you say this is classed as medium or low tech. Many thanks Paul
  9. Jimbo1981

    Liquid Carbon Overdose Signs?

    Hi I'm pretty new to the aquascape scene and just wondering if anyone has any advice on how to know whether or not i'm overdosing the tank using Liquid Carbon. The CO2 Gas type looked a bit "Pro" for my needs, but after much reading i may end up going down that route anyway. For now, i have...
  10. CooKieS


    Hi all, Interesting read...I think I'll stop using this stuff in my tanks... https://www.jbl.de/en/blog/detail/133/the-story-of-liquid-co2-fertilisation-the-reliability
  11. AKD594

    Low tech carpeting - Marsilea hirsuta vs Hydrocotyle tripartita

    Hi All Just wanted some advice regarding Marsilea hirsuta vs Hydrocotyle tripartita for a low tech carpeting plant. Looking to create a low tech tank with aqua gro nutrasoil substrate, 1.6 w/gal light and daily dosing of liquid carbon. Are either of these a realistic choice for this type of...
  12. Crusader58

    Liquid Carbon???

    Am I mistaken in thinking that carbon can only exist as a liquid if subjected to high pressure and with some forms high temperatures ? Or have they found a way to chemically trap the carbon within a liquid? Are the likes of Seachem Excel and Easy Carbo actually liquid carbon, or are they merely...
  13. Rasbora

    EasyCarbo timing?

    Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere, but if I'm running an 8 or 10 hour photoperiod, when is the best time to add liquid carbon - just before the lights go on or later in the photoperiod when CO2 levels have dropped? How rapidly does glutaraldehyde break down to release the CO2?
  14. M

    How much CO2 does glutaraldehyde give you?

    Recently, I have read an interesting article, where the author was speculating how much carbon (or CO2) we can gain from glutaraldehyde, and if we can use it as an equivalent substitute for pressurised CO2. I tried to do some calculations, and find out the following: The molecular formula of...
  15. CalebWM

    Growing Moss

    Hi Would I be able to grow moss (Riccia) on a windowsill with only natural light, water changes every week or so and dosing ferts?(not sure which ferts would be required) to create this sort of effect : Just for fun 5l bowl | UK Aquatic Plant Society Thanks Caleb
  16. AshRolls

    Liquid Carbon - flow & light intensity

    Hi there, Firstly, thanks for this great resource these forums are full of helpful information and feedback. I have already managed to find answers to most of my questions and feel like I am developing a good knowledge of the subject, albeit without much testing on the crucible of 'actually...