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Flourish Excel

Hello everyone, i'm new to planted tanks and to this forum.

i was wondering if anyone has had any luck with Flourish Excel either by itself or as a supplement to regular CO2. i was hoping to use it as the only source of carbon but wasn't sure how well it worked or if it was cost prohibitive.

i plan on setting up a 30 and 20H with about 2 wpg while adding macro and micro nutrients.

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No supplements > Flourish Excel > Injected CO2

Some people use Flourish Excel + CO2, but I most tanks with CO2 are just injected with CO2 and no Excel.
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i plan on setting up a 30 and 20H with about 2 wpg while adding macro and micro nutrients.
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On the 20 you could probably get away with it, but even then you would be better off with a DIY CO2 because it would be more cost effective for you. On the 30 I would also do a DIY CO2 or better yet, an injection system.
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Injected with a manifold to run both tanks will be less expensive in the long term over Excel. Excel is a great product and can be a very effective algae treatment and preventive.
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I run all my tanks on Excel and 2 watts per gallon. I like it as a medium tech, relatively low maintenance system. Very little algae problems, reasonable growth rates and fairly wide choice of plants.

It is kind of a myth that it is expensive to use too. You can buy a 2 liter bottle at Big Al's for 23.99 a bottle. That is 2000 ml. If you dose at the recommended daily dose of 3 ml for a 30 gallon then that bottle will last well over a year. Hardly a huge investment. I can't imagine CO2 is much cheaper than that either.

You can get a $20 Aqualifter pump and then the dosing is automatic too.

Good luck, Bill
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