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Old 02-22-2009, 05:57 AM   #221 (permalink)
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I hope you meant dosing it with Excel. If so, then I would spray it with excel full strenth as it worked on my anubias in the past. Some plants it may stunt for awhile, but it did kill the BBA.
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:56 AM   #222 (permalink)
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This seems almost too good to be true?

http://www.petco.com/product/105281/...e-Control.aspx

Anyone used it?
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:41 AM   #223 (permalink)
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updating this old tread!!
Next best thing to Excel!!

I had a bad case off BBA in my 110g tank 60x18x24 for a long time , My circulation and old lights don't help it was what started it plus low kno3. Will I went to the store an bought the large bottle 32oz of Hydrogen Peroxide Solution 3% and paid $1.69 ,
I added 250m spot treatment for 3 days and shut every thing off for 1.5hrs every time.
It kill my BBA turn it white and my fishes are eating it an are stress free no harm done need to get some SAE to keep it in check .
I still have a little patch here and there. I am planning on getting some new lights , I have a new Blue Line 55 HD 1100gph and Nu-Clear 533,547 with 2 Loc-Line Returns sitting on the side ready to be install but still need a few more thing to get so for now I got another 32oz bottle for now.
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:44 PM   #224 (permalink)
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Yes Hydrogen peroxide kills algae. But not really surprising as this is the active chemical released naturally when you place barley straw into a pond to get rid of algae.

Of course it'll come back if the reason it happened to grow in the first place isn't addressed.
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Old 05-09-2009, 04:38 PM   #225 (permalink)
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Giancarlo , I think you are spot on about the Gluteraldehyde. I use a product called 'Dinosaur spit' which promotes plant growth in the same way Excel does and , if overdosed , kills algae.
It only contains gluteraldehyde.

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just a question, ive been reading almost the whole thread and i think i havent read a post concerning how to use excel with an existing pressurised CO2 set up. anyway i would like to know if i have to dial back the CO2(around 4bps) when i use the excel to nuke the bba in my tank. thanks.
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Great info here.

Although, I've double/triple dosed for 2 weeks now without solving my staghorn algae problem. It's still stuck to the corkscrews and small swords like glue.

I'm about to do some hard pruning and a 30-40% RO water change. Should I continue with the overdosing after the water change?
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Great info here.

Although, I've double/triple dosed for 2 weeks now without solving my staghorn algae problem. It's still stuck to the corkscrews and small swords like glue.

I'm about to do some hard pruning and a 30-40% RO water change. Should I continue with the overdosing after the water change?
Personally I never found Excel to eliminate staghorn. The couple times I've seen it I used an old toothbrush to twirl up as much as I could, severe pruning of all I saw, and watched to make sure of ammonia spikes (pulling up of other plants and stirring up substrate) and kept my CO2 levels good.
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:21 AM   #229 (permalink)
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just a question, ive been reading almost the whole thread and i think i havent read a post concerning how to use excel with an existing pressurised CO2 set up. anyway i would like to know if i have to dial back the CO2(around 4bps) when i use the excel to nuke the bba in my tank. thanks.
Hi gooey,

I dose Excel (actually I use Glutaraldehyde now) in conjunction with pressurized CO2. Although Excel adds carbon to an aquarium, it is not in the form of carbon dioxide (CO2). I find that using Excel (Glut) with pressurized CO2 does not cause any problems with my fish or plants.
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Default Re: Flourish Excel got rid of all my algae

I'm sorry if this has already been asked but I just got home and I didn't feel like reading through 23 pages of this thread.

I have some thread algae in my betta's El Natural tank and although most of it is in the Riccia, which I plan on removing as soon as I get some more floaters, I do get the odd bit of it in my Ambulias and Cabomba. I know that Excel has worked for many to get rid of algae but what I would like to know is are there certain fish and snail species that are sensitive to Excel and which plants should not be exposed to Excel? Below is a list of the plants that I currently have in the tank.

Limnophila sessiliflora
Cabomba caroliniana
Bacopa monnieri
Corkscrew Val
I'll be getting some guppy grass and maybe some duckweed soon.

Below is a Crypt I have in there as well but I'm not quite sure what type it is so I'm hoping this picture will help. On the tag that came with it, it was called Cryptocoryne lutea but it looks different from the pictures I found online of it.



As for the snails, I have:

Brown and red ramshorns
Pond snails
Snails that resemble MTS only a lot smaller
Zebra nerite

I'd appreciate any help with this.

Thank you!
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