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Old 02-11-2013, 09:29 PM   #5
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Depending on what you're stocking I would definitely dose Flourish Excel (if you aren't going CO2 route). It will go a long way towards keeping your plants happy and the algae away. You have to be really careful not to overdose and I would only recommend a bi-weekly dosing schedule if you're keeping shrimp. The anti-algae component to Flourish Excel is not great for shrimp, but if you keep it below the recommended dose it can be a nice benefit while still being shrimp friendly.
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