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Old 05-12-2012, 02:50 PM   #1
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Looking for Flourish EXCEL, locally


I'm getting some nasty black beard algea.
I read the supplementing Seachem flourish EXCEL will take care of this issue.
Does anyone know of store in central indiana that carries EXCEL?
I have the regular flourish, not the same at all...
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:03 PM   #2
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I'm not from Indiana but I can tell you that regular hydrogen peroxide will do the same thing. You can find it cheap in any pharmacy or grocery store. And beard algae is caused by fluctuating co2 levels and too much light. So lower your lighting period and turn up the co2 slowly. You will still have to remove the pre existing stuff by hand.
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Old 05-12-2012, 03:25 PM   #3
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I'm getting some nasty black beard algea.
I read the supplementing Seachem flourish EXCEL will take care of this issue.
Does anyone know of store in central indiana that carries EXCEL?
I have the regular flourish, not the same at all...
Every Petco or Petsmart has it. Or just order from Amazon
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:08 PM   #4
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The ones by me only carry flourish comprehensive. But I've heard some of them do carry it. It's worth looking though.
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:05 AM   #5
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How much are you looking for? I have a gallon jug of it that I can sell you some out of it
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Petmountain as a really good price on excel right now.
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:07 PM   #7
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You can buy it online. Up in Lafayette they sell it at Aquarium World, but they only sell the 250mL bottle, and they charge as much as the 500 mL bottle is online. Excel will harm your crypts and vals, and possibly shrimp, but won't be as hard on other plants as the H2O2. Last time I tried to spot treat BBA an anubias with H2O2 I must have overdone it because the leaves on the anubias melted within a week.
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I'm starting to rethink the the EXCEL, I might just spot treat with H2O2.
It's really bad on my java moss, but not really anywhere else....
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Old 05-13-2012, 02:38 PM   #9
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It might be easier to trim the moss. Java moss grows back pretty fast.
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:55 PM   #10
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It might be easier to trim the moss. Java moss grows back pretty fast.
True, but it's completely covered.
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:25 AM   #11
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Not sure where you are located, but The Ark in Merrillville sells it.
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Old 07-27-2012, 05:30 AM   #12
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The Ark in Merrillville is a great store John knows more about planted tanks than any other store I've been too however i think its way to far to drive just to get excel i say just buy it online or better yet look for a more natural remedy what i did to get rid of my bda was remove as much of it by hand as possible then added 2 flying fox(aka siamese ae) and 6 cherry shrimp and within a week they had it under control also added a marimo moss ball to compete with bda all gone now and my cherrys are doing great too.
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:12 PM   #13
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Yeah, I got two siamese flying fox, from uncle bill's which were true siamese algea eaters. They kicked it's booty!
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Go with metricide 14... Cheaper. Or, check on-line.
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