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Tubs of plants with mucho algae!
Old 12-08-2011, 03:27 PM   #11
 
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Hi Byron,
Again, thank you. Kymmy has said some terrific things about you. TFK has proven to be the most helpful and insightful site ive visited, thanks in large measure to your inspiring work. The other site has excellent information from true experts but there have been times when posts did not receive the kind of in depth and consistently rapid response we all want. I have appreciated the excellent help I've received and continue to recommend that and other sites.
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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Old 12-08-2011, 06:43 PM   #12
 
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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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Old 12-08-2011, 06:52 PM   #13
 
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Found the thread. Very helpful.

Completely missed the issues, or ignored them, whichever.
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Old 12-10-2011, 10:13 AM   #14
 
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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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