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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-15-2004, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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I have an unused large syringe used for replacing printer cartidge ink, it's still in its strile packaging, I was wondering if it would be benifical to inject my flourish and flourish excel under the substrate around the roots instead of dosing right in to the water.
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I would use Seachem Flourish tabs which are made just for the roots of your plants.

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Thanks. and what about Flourish Excel?
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This is an interesting idea and question... I have never tried it and really cant come up with a viable reason why "not" too if it is done in very small doses... hmmmm.
If you are using a fine substrate like sand that would keep the nutrients in place for the most part I cant see where it would hurt and if you are using a very coarse sub then using tabs will leach into your water column anyways which is even worst..... very interesting question !

This should be interesting discussion... Dang It... now I need to think some more on this.... LOL :lol:
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The syringe has measurements, I could just suck up the required amount then fill the rest of the syringe with aquarium water then just even it out through the substrate.
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I'm pretty sure that the Excel is most taken up though the leaves.
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