CARBO BOOSTER MAX
- Active carbon for accelerated plant growth
- Supplies all aquarium plants with readily available carbon, quickly and effectively
- Accelerates growth
- Visible results within a few weeks
- Can be used with or without additional carbon dioxide fertilisation
- Biologically harmless to all aquarium inhabitants (fish, shrimps, crayfish, snails, etc.) with the appropriate dosage and application
CARBON – THE BASIS OF LIFE
Carbon is the most important nutrient for aquarium plants. Around 40 % of a plant‘s dry mass is made up of it. It is usually lacking in aquaria. The consequence: poor plant growth.
The Carbo products supply all aquarium plants with readily available carbon.
All plants, from mosses, to Echinodorus and Cryptocorynes, to fast-growing stem plants, become fuller and stronger. The leaves become considerably larger and the colours more intense. The results are visible within a few weeks – noticeable on the shoot tips and young leaves.
The lush, healthy growth increases the ability of the plants to compete with algae. Unwanted algae are therefore suppressed. The whole aquarium looks healthier and more beautiful.
HOW DOES CARBO BOOSTER MAX WORK?
The basis of plant metabolism is photosynthesis. In this biochemical process, energy from the sun is "captured" and stored in energy-rich carbon compounds. One such energy-rich compound is sugar, for example. These compounds are used by plants (a) as universal energy sources or (b) for the production of other compounds. To stay with the example of sugar: Plants can "burn" the sugar in their cells again and use the energy released to drive other metabolic processes. Or they can process the sugar to create cellulose, for example. Cellulose is the substance that gives trees their strength and is made up of nothing more than long sugar chains.
How do plants convert substances into others?
The central hub of plant metabolism is what is known as the citric acid cycle. The citric acid cycle is like a factory. A wide variety of substances are channelled in and the necessary substances are manufactured. Using this metabolic pathway, plants are able to manufacture all the essential carbon compounds themselves: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, phytochemicals, etc.