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post #1 of 4 Old 08-21-2008, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Using Flourish Excel

Hi All-

I just bought a bottle of Flourish Excel, thinking it was a general fert for my plants. After reading through some prior posts I see it mentioned being used as an algae *killer*, not as a general fert. At the moment I have no algae. Should I not use this product? Also, this product will kill fish if not used properly?? Seems so....

Will someone enlighten me??

Thanks! kym
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-21-2008, 02:49 PM
You can still use it as a carbon dioxide source. Only if you overdose it in large amounts it'll kill your fish. See this thread for info on Flourish Excel:

10 Gallon Tank:
4 Neon Tetra
2 Zebra Danio
1 Chain Loach
1 Platy
1 Endler's Livebearer
1 Ghost Shrimp
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-21-2008, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the quick response and the thread. I appreciate it.
I thought I had made a mistake buying *Flourish Excel* versus just *Flourish*

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post #4 of 4 Old 08-21-2008, 10:48 PM
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I used it for a while and loved it. I dosed it in the recommended doses and it kept algae at bay and my plants grew much better. When I had a problem with algae I would dose it directly on the algae and it killed any and all kinds within a couple days where I dosed it on the algae. Other than that it owuld slowly "kill" the other algae and I had a pretty prisitne tank short of green spot algae on occassion.

Also, I don't recommend using mroe than the dose on the label right away. I have heard of entire tanks being wiped out with as little a double dose. Test the waters and slowly increase if you need to in order to treat algae outbreaks.

It also works really well as an algae dip but I don't remember the time nor the dilution for doing it. It is on here somewhere and if I find it I will link to it.
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