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Re: Seachem Fluorish Excel

>From: "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>

>Lots of people have used it in case it really works.  Some have used it
>because others have done so and said it works in the tank they used it
>I can't think of any reason why it wouldn't work -- are there plants
>that just don't like to get carbon from dissolved organic compounds
>(DOCs) other than CO2?
>Has anyone done "identical" tanks, some with and some without Flourish
>Excel, to compare results?  Some with CO2, with and without Flourish
>How would it compare with C12H22O11, which presumably is a more complex
>sugar.  Wouldn't that break down in a tank into simpler DOCs that are
>as easily used as Excel?
>I'm not impugning Seachem and their line of fine plant products, I'm
>just interested,
>Scott H.

I know a lot of people say it works, provided instructions are followed and
overdosing is avoided.  I wonder how the plants get it without it
stimulating the growth of a lot of bacteria that would cloud up the tank,
and cover up the plants with slimy bacterial film.  Somehow there seems to
be enough of it to stimulate plant growth without stimulating a lot of
bacterial growth.  If you tried giving the plants glucose or sucrose, the
bacteria would take over, I would think.

Just interested, too,

Paul Krombholz in steamy central Mississippi, where thundershowers built
up, the last two days, but didn't rain in my neighborhood.