Water Crystal Cube Expansion
The water crystal volume increases over 100 times when placed in water as water is absorbed. The growth of the crystal cubes when placed in water is illustrated here by placing a few crystal cubes in a container and let them expand by gradually adding water to them. The crystal cubes grow quickly at first, increasing in volume by 1000% in 1.25 hours, and they continues to grow quickly over next 12 hours. As the crystal cubes reache capacity after 12 hours the growth rate slows but there is some further absorption of water after 12 hours.
Water Crystal Cubes Expansion When Placed In Water
The water crystal volume expands over 100 times when they are placed in water creating a beautiful decoration and a water source for plant roots. The water gel expansion is illustrated below using two blue water crystal cubes, one is kept dry and used as a reference and the other has expanded in water after a 12 hours expansion in water.
Rapid initial growth
The water crystal cube grows quickly in the first hour with the volume increasing ten times the dry volume, or 1000%. While expanding the cube shape can be irregular and the crystals appear fuzzy in water, but when completely expanded the crystals form nice cubes.
Growth continues for 5 hours
The water crystals continue to expand, and after 5 hours the volume has increased by 9000%. After five hours the shape is still irregular and more soaking is required.
Water crystal completely expanded after 12 hours
The water crystal expand to a nice cube was completely soaked. After twelve hours the water crystal volume has expanded by 14000%.