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Old 10-23-2012, 09:05 PM   #1
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Exclamation Will Seachem Flourish line harm my fish?

I just bought a brazilian sword and 2 marimo balls for my fancy goldfish aquarium to help with nitrates a bit and for the beauty of them.. But i'm curious if using the Seachem flourish line of products (excel, comprehensive and iron) will have a negative affect on my fish.. Thanks for the help, and/or suggestions..
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:08 PM   #2
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They're completely harmless to fish. You won't have any problems using Seachem products. What's your nitrate levels btw?
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:27 PM   #3
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I'm about to buy some Seachem Flourish Comprehensive, too. Do you add directly to the tank, or the water before you do a water change?
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:46 PM   #4
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I'm about to buy some Seachem Flourish Comprehensive, too. Do you add directly to the tank, or the water before you do a water change?
Always add it directly to the tank. It never needs to be pre-dissolved. If the place you get it offers bulb pipettes you should pick up a few. They only cost a few cents and make dosing easier and more accurate, though they aren't essential.
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Great. Thank you. I actually have pipettes from my AeroGarden days.
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Just to note...
Excel and Marimo Balls don't get along very well. Be careful not to hit them with a strong dose. Dose Excel far away from the Marimo and/or premix it into a cup of tank water before dosing into the tank.
Your Goldfish may rip up the Marimo. Mine always have, but they leave my other plants alone.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:01 AM   #7
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I use sea seachem flourish comprehensive aswell I really like it my plants are growing heaps more since using it and fishies are fine I even have shrimp in there too.
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Thanks for the tip about Marimo and Flourish. I have three Marimo balls.
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Just curious as to why the marimo shouldn't be dosed with excel??
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Just curious as to why the marimo shouldn't be dosed with excel??
They are a type of algae. Glutaraldehyde tends to kill algae.
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