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Old 03-18-2007, 12:45 PM   #1
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to Excel or not to Excel.....

Someone recently warned me about the use of Flourish Excel with a certain species of plant......could someone please refresh my memory???

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Old 03-18-2007, 01:22 PM   #2
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Anacharis and Vals of most if not all varieties are sensitive to excel.
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Old 03-18-2007, 02:23 PM   #3
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Hoovercat has correctly identified the plants that tend to have problems with Flourish Excel. In addition some people have reported having problems with a few other plants like Riccia, but so far this has been unconfirmed.
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Old 03-18-2007, 05:29 PM   #4
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http://www.plantgeek.net/plantguide_viewer.php?id=37

Seems blyxa aubertii may have some problems with it aswell. *I don't know the source of the claim tho.
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Old 03-18-2007, 07:04 PM   #5
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someone just confirmed the riccia through a double dose....ok, so I guess I wont be using the Excel.....I was planning on getting some Vallisneria Nana.

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The vals that I had no problems with using excel is corkscrew vals. They seem to handle it well, as long as you aren't overdosing it. But the jungle vals I had just melted completely away.
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This is why this is hobby is so much fun. I had the opposite from Wolf. My corkscrews wasted away and my jungles just kept pumping out new plants.
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This is why this is hobby is so much fun. I had the opposite from Wolf. My corkscrews wasted away and my jungles just kept pumping out new plants.
Like they say in this hobby, no 2 tanks are alike.
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Old 03-18-2007, 09:27 PM   #9
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gee thanks....

clear as mud.....

I guess if I experiment, I might want to try some cheapeez first.
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