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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-14-2014, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 7.5 gallon low tech, newly planted tank with eco-complete substrate, and 60 watts of CFL for lighting. I have used osmocote tabs as so far, my aim was a easy care, low-tech tank, but still with lush growth.
I have anubias, crypts, a ruffled sword, baby's tears, a lotus and a few other misc. plants. I'd like to get some rotala and cabomba.
Will either of the Flourish products help me? I hit up the search bar but am still unclear if I need them
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-15-2014, 12:55 AM
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I use basically all three of those products you mentioned in my tanks.
The liquid carbon should give you lusher growth and help prevent algae outbreaks with high lighting.
Your lighting sounds too high unless it's elevated above the tank. What is the setup?
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60w over a 7.5g? Is it a 13w cfl 60w equivalent or an actual 60w worth of light?
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It is elevated above the tank and is a 13w cfl 60 watt equivalent.
I was reading excell reviews on Amazon and people kept talking about it killing fish; has anyone had that problem?
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It is elevated above the tank and is a 13w cfl 60 watt equivalent.
I was reading excell reviews on Amazon and people kept talking about it killing fish; has anyone had that problem?
Hasn't killed mine.
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Ive used up to 3-4x daily dose for extended periods of time on several different tanks. It never seemed to be a problem for fish. I did suspect it killed some ghost shrimp one time, but they die so easily anyway it's hard to say for sure.


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It's perfectly safe. I wouldn't recommend dosing 3-4 times the recommended amount. Follow the directions for use. If you experience issues with plants or inhabitants look elsewhere.
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