Lots of good info there. Thank you for taking the time to post that.
I have been bouncing back and forth between clear and yellow for the past few weeks. So much so that I have halted production for a while. Just when I settled on Clear, I read a website that said that Prof. Gibbs, (the guy who wrote the paper many refer to saying that clear colloidal is best), changed his mind after further testing but unfortunately, the man died before he could change his research paper. But never the less, I lean heavily towards clear since the laser reveals particles while in the clear state so it seems a safer method since yellow can mean possible agglomeration.
So you have heard of that method. Good info about the smaller cathode causing hot spots on the anode and possibly eating it away in spots. Thanks. That was helpful. I was considering this originally because 1 oz of 10ga silver is 20 inches and I could make 2 kits out of a 20 inch piece of silver wire (8 inch anode and 2 inch cathode) rather than just one kit with two 6 inch wires and then be left with 8 inches of wire. But I'll pass on that for now.
Got another question...I've read, when using the TDS meter for measuring PPM that you should multiply the read out by 2 to 2.5 in order to get silver content because the TDS meter is calibrated for something other than silver measurement (salt I think). Ok. But I also read that the particle content in the homebrew electrolysis method (or what ever they call it) is only 5 to 15 percent silver particle and the rest is ionic. So, after multiplying it by 2.5 , wouldn't you then have to divide it to get 5 to 15 percent of THAT to get the particle measurement?
P.S. I just saw your posting on this subject (TDS measurements) in another thread. So the TDS measures conductivity. I read somewhere that TDS measured Ions. Like I said, my head hurts ): I guess, if the CS I made actually did something that I could say "well, it helped that condition so I must be making the real deal", I would feel more confident and not need to research any further. But so far it hasn't so, here I am asking questions. And any help I can get from people more experienced is much appreciated.