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post #11 of 14 Old 12-08-2011, 03:27 PM
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I've pasted the response I spoke of below. The posts from me were almost identical.
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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.

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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.
Hey, it's in general plant topics.
I read a scientific paper recommended by Tom about the algaecidal properties of Excel and the effects as well on shrimp. I've been using 5ml daily in a 25 gal tank with shrimp, snails without bad effects as far as I can tell. Not much algae and plants doing well.

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Found the thread. Very helpful.

Completely missed the issues, or ignored them, whichever.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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Found the thread. Very helpful.

Completely missed the issues, or ignored them, whichever.
I agree. I'm chuckling over your use of the head shake! LOL!!
There were more than a few of those kinds of responses on that site.
Still, an enormous amount of expertise for which I am grateful.
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