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CSM+B... whaddup???

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Mold. Try adding 15ml of excel per 500ml batches. Doing so, I have never had any mold.

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If it looks like flakes it's not mold but settling minerals. Putting my mix in the frig it did that.
I now use distilled water, have RO for the tanks but use distilled for solution mixing as it's cheap. Adding 30ml of Excel or Glut to the 500 or 1000ml bottles I see no mold/fungus in the bottles and just leave them in the tank cabinets without issues.


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I'm dumping mine today and making a new batch with Excel (5-10ml) to 250 ml of solution, the fridge causes part of the solution to crystalize so it has to be missing some elements if you use it like this, the Excel will let me keep under the stand with my macro mix without any mold. I'm also going to start making smaller batches and I just use tap water (well water) but if your water has chlorine it may be a plus for stoping the mold.


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I haven't refriged it and it's been mixed for about a week. I used distilled water. It's white clumps. If it's mold can it be strained out and still used after adding excel to it? Or is my full bottle wasted? Green Leaf should tell people how to avoid this.
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Mine gets like that as does the Fe if I don't add the excel. But it's more like something from a nasal drip. I just shake it up well and use it anyway.
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I doesn't look like nasal drip, it's pretty clumpy and doesn't really dissolve.

If I were to put Excel in the bottle, would using co2 and Excel together be toxic for the fish?
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If I were to put Excel in the bottle, would using co2 and Excel together be toxic for the fish?
not as long as you don't exceed what excel you would normally use to dose in a day via direction.
what goes in a bottle of trace doesn't effect the tank at all.


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on a side note. i used to dose excel and c02 and excel is a biochemical substitute. its not actually carbon dioxide. but plants can use it to photosynthesize. that being said. even if you poured straight into the take the recommended dose. it wont hurt the fish. i did thinking it was flourish nitrogen one time. none of my fishies cared

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