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E.I. and Flourish Excel

Discussion in 'Advanced Strategies and Fertilization' started by wunderkind, Apr 22, 2005.

  1. wunderkind

    wunderkind Junior Poster

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    I want to do E.I. on my 10 gal. but I do not want to do CO2 injection.

    I have 26 watts PC on the tank, and I use Flourish Excel for Carbon. About how much will I need to dose to equal good CO2 levels. Is the recommended dosage on the bottle correct, or should I add more?


    Thanks for your help
     
  2. chubasco

    chubasco Guru Class Expert

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    Re: E.I. and Flourish Excel

    I use EI on my 15gallon and 10gallon tanks with Excel. I follow the label instructions, faithfully.

    Bill
     
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    Re: E.I. and Flourish Excel

    And I assume that everything works, no algae growth, and good plant growth?
     
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    Re: E.I. and Flourish Excel

    I'd add about 1.5x the rec dosing.

    They give relatively conservative amounts, but experiences have shown that more can be added, not a great deal more, without issues to fish health.

    I'd only use about 1/2 the EI recs using Excel.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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    Re: E.I. and Flourish Excel

    Do you mean half the recommended doses of KNO3/KH2PO4, traces? Or halve the frequency of doses....

    My healthiest tank is a 10 gallon using UGF: great growth and no algae. The
    others had a small amount of thread algae but it's disappearing. I will try
    increasing the Excel to 1.5 rec dose.


    Bill
     
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