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Old 05/22/2019, 12:14 AM   #1
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chelating vinegar

Is there a way to chelate a carbon source for slow-release purposes? E.g. gelatine.. agar.. I was wondering if anyone attempted doing this.

What would be most suitable?

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Old 05/22/2019, 01:01 AM   #2
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Binding agent is the correct term, my bad

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Old 05/22/2019, 06:32 PM   #3
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That's what bio-pellets are. Do you want a DIY approach?

Chelating refers to attaching a metal to an organic, technically.


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Old 05/22/2019, 10:53 PM   #4
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That's what bio-pellets are. Do you want a DIY approach?

Chelating refers to attaching a metal to an organic, technically.
Hi Bertoni, indeed the DIY route. It is to release small amounts of carbon in a low-flow denitrification reactor. Ofcourse I could use a dosing pump, but like to know if it is possible to make a 'carbon pudding' which dissolves in a few days/week.

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Old 05/23/2019, 05:34 PM   #5
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I think there are formula around for DIY bio-pellets. I'll take a look. This post has some information:

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=1883610


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I think there are formula around for DIY bio-pellets. I'll take a look. This post has some information:

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=1883610
The alginate is interesting "spherification".. I wonder if the bacteria gell balls (e.g.those from fauna marin) are made this way... or maybe agar agar.. thank you.. I fool around with it and see how long it lasts in saltwater..

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Old 05/25/2019, 05:40 PM   #7
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That sounds like an interesting idea. I'd be careful with the amount in the system, though, and ramp up very slowly.


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