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Re: [APD] Excell (Not Alternative Energy)

Iirc, Excel reportedly has a midly antibiotic effect, so one might expect that, in very large doses it might adversely affect some plants. 
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----- Original Message ----
From: Jerry Smith <jerrytheplater at hotmail_com>
To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 10:26:45 PM
Subject: Re: [APD] Excell (Not Alternative Energy)


I just did a major tank teardown, plant uprooting and Onyx sand cleaning 
Tuesday and noticed some Cladophora in a few places. Removed all of the Lace 
Rock (45 lbs or so) and replaced with blocky rocks from my backyard (100 lbs 
or so). Made at least a 100 % water change. Decided to add a large dose of 
Excel-60 ml in a 38 gallon Tanganyikan tank. The volume is maybe 30 gallons 
due to the rocks. I was hoping to nuke the Cladophora.

Two days later and the Hornwort is all melted with leaves all over the tank. 
Duckweed looks ok but I dumped it all while netting out all of the Hornwort 
leaves and stems. The Crypts look fine along with Hygrophila and Anubias. If 
anything the Anubias look cleaner but it may be my imagination. I siphoned 
the leaves from the bottom and removed about 8 gallons water in the process. 
No more Excel added to cover the tank cleaning.
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