Originally Posted by noledoc
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I've pasted the response I spoke of below. The posts from me were almost identical.
Excel will help and the process may be slow.......but water changes + Excel and manaual removal, consider adding shrimps etc.
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Where is the thread there? Can't find it.
Excel targetted on brush algae will sometimes kill it. Best way to do this is using a dropper, put a drop or two of straight Excel on the algae. Some say this is best done out of water, for obvious reasons.
This only supports what i said previously about risks. Any product that will outright kill algae is likely to have detrimental side effects on fish, bacteria, lants, or whatever.