12-25-2011, 08:49 PM
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So it sounds like I need to grab a bottle of flourish comprehensive the next time I'm at the LFS. I'm using regular gravel right now and will probably switch to sand at some point, but not for a while. Thanks for the tips. I'll keep that in the back of my mind about breathing the excel, it's good to know. They should put a little note about that on the bottles. I think most people typically aren't going to spend a lot of time sniffing their aquarium chemicals, but you can never be too sure.
Originally Posted by DKRST
From experience, it melts Vals, Egeria/Elodea, and Hornwort for certain.
It's interesting that you had problems with excel and Hornwort and Egeria, because my Anacharis is sprouting a bunch if new stems and the Hornwort has grown more than anything else in the tank so far. It's growing like a weed and, after only two weeks, will need trimmed soon. Maybe other circumstances are involved, or just beginner's luck. I do dose the excel precisely (with a medicine dropper) every morning, and never give the "recommended" huge dose after a water change because I read multiple opinions that the larger dose is what causes the melting. I haven't seen a shred of algae in my tank.
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