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Question API fertlizers or Seachem Flourish?

Wondering what are the differences between API CO2 Booster and Flourish Excel? API Leaf Zone and Seachem Flourish?

Which brand is more effective?


title edit: wow, didn't mean to spell FERTILIZER wrong in the title... haha

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Not sure what concentration of ''glute'', organic carbon, is in the api stuff, but it should be similar to excel. Reading the labels should tell you the breakdown of fertilizers in each product. I think the api one only provides potassium while flourish provides micros and very negligible amounts of macros.
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Leaf zone has iron and potassium
Flourish is a line of micro and macro nutrients

Excel and co2 booster are much the same

The seachem line imo is better but beyond that dry fertilizers are far more cost effective and easily tailorable to ur tanks needs

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you can also get a gallon of Metricide 14 to replace Excel, costs much less. Its stronger though, cut the dosage by 2/3 or 1/2

I got mine on Amazon


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First time I've heard of Metricide 14 to replace Excel. How does the dosing work? Mix half the amount of Excel needed with half aquarium water? It sounds like it will be much longer-lasting.

I have never had the will to study dry fertilizers, but I've seen multiple times all around about how much it saves on money and efficiency. Is there an article/link you can direct me to for exact measurements of each ingredient?

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