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Re: [APD] Excel and U.V. light
U.V. light causes a lot of chemical bonds to break down. As I
understand it breaks down "chelation".
The reason for adding Chelated compounds to the aquarium water is
to prevent the wanted metal from being oxidized rapidly and unaccessible to
the plants. A chelated compound breaks down slowly and releases the wanted
form of metal over a longer time. Thus benefiting the plant.
U.V. light would break down the compound (& chelated nutrients)
rapidly and thus exhaust it quickly.
Am I wrong?
>I read on another site that Seachems Excel is broken down by U.V. light and
>that if you want to use it you need to turn off your U.V. sterilizer.
>Does anyone now if this is fact?
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