I've been reading the flourish excel can help get rid of algae. Do anyone have experience with this?
My tanks have cherry shrimps and amano shrimps. I've also been reading that flourish excel can kill inverts. Can anyone give me feedback on this?
I'm having depressing hair algae problems.
The industrial form of carbon called "Gluteraldehyde", in high doses, can kill some single celled plants, like forms of algae. It can also damage other primitive aquarium plants, like ferns, Vallisneria and some mosses.
Flourish Excel has a low concentration of "Glut", about 1.4 percent, but it's enough to potentially damage some plants.
There are other, natural means of dealing with algae. Large, frequent water changes, adding floating plants like, Water wisteria, Anacharis (Waterweed), and Pennywort. You can also try feeding a bit less.