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Re: [APD] Plant quarantine? and intro...

I clean it out as best I can, reduce the lighting, and do everything else as I normally do -- CO2, nutrients and sometimes a great notion to change the water.

The active chemicals in Excel have an antibiotic effect and a slightly adverse effect on some algae. I'm not saying that adding higher than recommended doses of Excel is like flying over the cuckoo's nest but, except in slight cases, the amount of Excel needed to real beat back algae is more than I care to put in the water. 

Reading Pennsylvannia is fundamental,

----- Original Message ----
From: Richard J. Sexton <richard at aquaria_net>
To: aquatic plants digest <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2007 10:53:51 PM
Subject: Re: [APD] Plant quarantine? and intro...

At 11:36 AM 5/18/07 -0700, you wrote:
>I've had hair algae that laughs at your Excel.

For stubbon cases I add KNO3 as well.
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