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Old 08-27-2005, 05:28 PM   #1
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Experiences on Dosing Flourish Excel in Planted Tanks

I previously posted in this forum a few days ago about transplanting my plants to a new 26-gallon tank outfitted with a 96W CF light and having massive BBA problems. I took the advice in the forum and purchased a CO2 system, Fluorish, and Flourish Excel. Since then, I have had no signs of BBA! (I guess the plants must be outcompeting the algae now.

My question is that since I don't have much experience with Seachem fertilizers, I was wondering if you could suggest the proper dosage.

I've been using Flourish once a week (2.5 ml), and Flourish Excel daily (2.5 ml). And weekly water changes of 20%. Does anyone have experience with this fertilizer? Does this sound like a reasonable dosage? I'd like to get some opinions rather than burn my plants inadvertendly! Thanks!

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i put about 1 ml of excel and flourish every other day in a 3 gal tank with a 13w cf light and my dwarf hairgrass starts pearling seconds after dosing whereas my glosso just kinda does its thing. in my mom's 1 gal tank with 11w cf lighting i was putting the same amount every week but i think the excel was melting the glosso so i put way less now. i think the main problem was that i wasnt circulating the water everytime i dosed so it would be concentrated in certain areas since it's an unfiltered tank. everything is growing fine now.

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I've never used Flourish Excel in concert with CO2 injection but what you describe should be fine. I use both Flourish and Flourish Excel in several of my tanks and your dosages are correct.
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