DIY Biopellets - Carbon Dosing

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Anyone tried this recently? In doing google searches, I found a few threads in RC back in 2010. One person was making bio plastics from corn starch with, what seemed like, good results. On other threads a few people were using white rice. I can't seem to find anything recently, which makes me thing they weren't successful. I did just read an article that was interesting with success using starches.

https://ejournals.lib.vt.edu/ijra/article/view/1423/1966
It would be interesting if anyone has had recent and or long term success.
 
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I've not seen many people report use of DIY pellets., although people have mentioned the possibility.

In general, there are good reasons to use soluble organics (like acetate from vinegar or ethanol from vodka) and really not convincing reasons to use pellets, whether commercial or DIY (IMO).

Easy control of the dose, and the timing of the dose, of soluble organics, for example, allows one to dose what you want when you want. For example, dosing when its potential depletion of O2 and pH is not as much of a concern, during the day. That is not easily done with pellets.
 
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I've not seen many people report use of DIY pellets., although people have mentioned the possibility.

In general, there are good reasons to use soluble organics (like acetate from vinegar or ethanol from vodka) and really not convincing reasons to use pellets, whether commercial or DIY (IMO).

Easy control of the dose, and the timing of the dose, of soluble organics, for example, allows one to dose what you want when you want. For example, dosing when its potential depletion of O2 and pH is not as much of a concern, during the day. That is not easily done with pellets.
Thanks for the quick response and great info - That's pretty much what I figured.
 

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