Originally Posted by Sk3lly
I dont think you could get enough carbon into the water using excel for a plant under high lighting.
Might be wrong though
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Well. The main idea is, what might the result be, of starting a tank with a very high dose of excel, and higher lighting than there will be long term, and high ferts ...
Then once things have grown in, back it all down to whatever you plan to keep the tank at, and do a water change, and add fish.
My curiosity is whether the high Excel would help prevent algae, and whether the plants could adapt from "higher everything" to "lower everything."
For instance ... If the long term goal is a low tech, low to medium light tank without Excel ... Could you get a carpet to fill in, and stem plants to get tall quickly ... Then ratchet it all down to where the growth will slow and the conditions are better for fish.
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