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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-12-2004, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Does anybody do this. I just re-did my 20h into an Asian themed tank and am adding Florish excel. Previously, I had the hagen DIY thing on it. Would it be ok to use both excel and the Hagen Co2 or is this overkill. I had really good results on this tank for over a year with the Hagen system. Moved 95% of the plants from this tank to the 90Gal., left the crypts, rotala, and ambulia.

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How much light do you have on it?

Why not just use the co2. But sure, you could use both.
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if the Hagen kit is getting your CO2 levels to 20-25ppm, I don't think the Excel would provide any real benefit.

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If you have any extra cash on hand why not send it to me instead of buying Excel?
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If I was doing DIY Co2 I would dose Excel if I had the option. DIY is not the most reliable. I have a wet/dry filter and dose Excel to help with the pressurized Co2. But its a small tank, 4mL 2-3 times a week goes a long way.
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I currently have 60w NO on this tank. I was using the hagen DIY on it and had the Excel from a planted 3 gal. Nano. I dosed the recommended Excel and didnt want to kill my new fish. I have found that although the Co2/ph varies using the hagen natural plant system, it doesnt fluctuate enought to cause problems. I have let the the thing run out before and does not send the PH rocketing or anything.
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