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Old 02-07-2013, 09:02 PM   #1
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Are CPO sensitive to Excel?


I have a bit of Staghorn or Hair Algae that needs to be dealt with. Is it safe to dose the recommended dosage of Excel in the tank with a CPO in it? Tank size is the standard 2.5G.
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I didn't use excel in my cpo tank, I try not to use it in any tank that has inverts. Haven't met one that enjoys excel.

Can you remove the things that have staghorn on them and treat them in a bucket?
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It is attached to some of my Anubias so I could remove them without too much trouble. I may just clip off the leaves as that would be easier.
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Yah and another benefit to clipping leafs is that it makes the plant grow more!
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Yah and another benefit to clipping leafs is that it makes the plant grow more!
Even for Anubias?
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Yes, I believe in anubias it encourages more leaf growth, while injuring the rhizome e courage rhizome growth.

With crypts snipping leafs encourages runners.
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I see.

Well, I snipped off the Staghorn parts so all should be well. Of course, Staghorn likes to split into a thousand pieces the moment something touches it so one can never truly know if it is gone or not.
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Excel never bothered my cpos, even at overdose levels. Granted, I worked up to those levels instead of just dumping it in.
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