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Old 07-05-2007, 10:48 PM   #1
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Will CO2 Drop Checker Work if Dosing w/ Excel?

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No. Excel is not CO2 and does not effect the PH of water.
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Both CO2 and Flourish Excel provide the plants with carbon. The drop checker only measures CO2 and not carbon in general, which is why it won't read the Flourish Excel.
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What you can do, however, is use the drop checker to measure your accurate level of CO2 in the tank and then suppliment with Excel. Say you have a DIY system and you read 15ppm. You can then dose Excel on top of this to make sure CO2 is not limiting. You won't be able to measure the additional carbon, but it will be there and available to the plants.
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