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Seachem Excel

Discussion in 'Advanced Strategies and Fertilization' started by PK1, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. PK1

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    Seachem states that adding Excel even in a CO2 tank would be beneficial to the plants. Has anyone tried this on a long-term basis that can confirm this??

    Assuming it is beneficial, can Excel be mixed with Either TE or Macros in a solution for EI dosing? I have dosing pumps and may just try this myself for a while, and want to know if I can mix this stuff with my fert. solution.s
     
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    Re: Seachem Excel

    I think you read too much into that. If you use CO2, you can use this with it, but you gain little from this.

    If you have poor CO2, then you will gain, if you have plenty of CO2, then no.

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    Re: Seachem Excel

    I tried it for a while with CO2 and didn't notice any difference. It may however help to keep BBA at bay?

    A word of caution if you do try this with dosing pumps: I mixed in the Excel into the recipient I use for macro dosing (a solution of KNO3, K2SO4 and KH2PO4) and after about a week I had all sorts of white precipitation and cloudiness in the recipient (16l tank). Even looked like something was forming crystals in there...

    Better to mix it with the micros.
     
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    I have mixed it with macros without much issue. Depends on how concentrated the mix is perhaps. I also do not use K2SO4.


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