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Old 03-26-2007, 08:11 PM   #1
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When Dosing Excel question!

I had and have my xp3 outtake facing the surface to cause aggitation to keep the co2 at ambient levels, I also have running at night airwond and a power jet running once in a while. They told be to do so since I i do not have a Co2 system. I had algae outbreak about a month ago and was told to use excel to stop it, so I did and it worked but I also have been dosing excel ever since every other day. My Question is should I now stop the aggitation of the surface or keep it going, will the aggitation let the excel exscape the water do to the aggitation or I am ok?

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Surface agitation will have no effect on the excel. It is not CO2 and does not gas off. If what you are doing is working do not change it.

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Rich is correct, Excel is comprised of usable carbon and is not like the CO2 produced via injection which needs to have a stable water column or it is dispersed before it can be used by the plants. What you are doing is fine.
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