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Old 06-10-2009, 07:24 AM   #11
 
excel is a carbon substitute, it stays in your tank longer than co2, but get pricey if you does it regularly since its not a cheap fert. However, it does wonders if your tank is lacking in co2. Also, some people overdoes excel to fight some types of algae growth
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Old 06-10-2009, 12:18 PM   #12
 
So as long as i am growing easy care plants i shouldnt need excel? When i get to the point of needing CO2 injection i will be buying it before adding the plants that need it.
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:00 PM   #13
 
excel is basically liquid co2 so it wont leave the tank with surface agitation and such. It depends, my plants i only dose excel once a week because i ahve very little surface agitation so i retain a lot of the co2 my fish generate. In my 20 gallon w/ bubblewand, i had to dose it once every 2 days.
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Old 06-12-2009, 07:44 AM   #14
 
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In a small tank a single bottle will last a long time. I got my bottle for $7 bucks at the LFS and it's lasted me about 4 months so far and it's only half empty.
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Old 06-12-2009, 09:46 AM   #15
 
large tanks chew through fertilizer like crazy. Great for the plants, terrible on the wallet.
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:26 PM   #16
 
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What plants don't like Flourish? I thought I head about a few that didn't
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:07 PM   #17
 
no flourish is just trace minerals. if they dont like it they just wont absorb it right?
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Old 06-19-2009, 02:44 AM   #18
 
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Oops sorry. I meant Excel. Haha.. no worries tho. I just picked up a bottle of Leaf zone, as well as setup a DIY co2 for my 16, well see how this combo goes. Getting about 1 bubble per 4 sec
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:17 AM   #19
 
well excel is just liquid carbon so i think its essentially the same as having a co2 injection but easier to control... also more expensive in the long run.
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:58 PM   #20
 
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Does anyone have any experience with Nutrafin Plant Gro? It was on sale when I bought some plants for my 10 gallon.
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