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Re: [APD] Excel
This topic has come up more than once. Excel's key ingredient is polycycloglutaracetal, as stated by Dr. Morin here:
There's more than a few posts in the archives about Excel, inlcuding some quotes from Dr. Morin of SeaChem. Here's one:
and here is some further info:
As Dr. Morin has stated:
"It is very important that the user heed the rather bold warning on the label to _not overdose_ the product (yes there is a safety margin built in)."
I know of folks that dose beyond the bottle instructions without apparent problems (probably enjoying the "built in" safety margin).
Oddly, there are no posts that give the phonetic spelling ;-)
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----- Original Message ----
From: Barry Anderberg <apd at swoobs_org>
To: aquatic plants digest <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2006 6:34:34 PM
Subject: Re: [APD] Excel
Excel contains a substance called Gluteraldehyde which is frequently
used as a disinfectant and sterilizer.
That's why it's effective at stopping algae.
I triple dosed my tank with Excel and things look much, much better.
> I was reading in another website that one of the guys overdosed with Excel
> by 5 times the dosage and all his algae dies within a week, now how could
> this be?
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