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Seachem Laboratories Flourish Excel Co2 Plant Supplement

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Flourish Excel? is a simple source of readily available organic carbon. All plants require a source of carbon. This is typically obtained from CO2, but, may also be obtained via relatively simple organic compounds (such as photosynthetic intermediates). Since both processes occur simultaneously one can derive a substantial benefit with the use of Flourish Excel? either alone or in conjunction with CO2 injection. Flourish Excel? also has iron reducing properties which promote the ferrous state of iron (Fe+2), which is more easily utilized by plants than ferric iron (Fe+3). Flourish Excel? is an integral component of Seachem?s plant products and is recommended for use with the entire Flourish? line as well as our Flourite? and Onyx? gravels. Contains no phosphate or nitrate.

DIRECTIONS: On initial use or after a major (> 40%) water change, use 1 capful (5 mL) for every 40 L (10 gallons*). Thereafter use 1?capful for every 200 L (50 gallons*) daily or every other day. For smaller dosing please note that each cap thread is approximately 1 mL. Note: The 2 & 4 L container?s cap is 10 mL. DO NOT OVERDOSE! IN CASE OF EYE EXPOSURE, PROMPTLY & THOROUGHLY WASH EYES WITH WATER & SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION.

  • i500 mL / 17 fl. oz. (Treats 20000 L (5290 US Gallons))


Manufacturer Info

Seachem
Seachem Laboratories, Inc. was established in 1980 by Dr. Leo G. Morin. Seachem moved into a state of the art 110,000 square foot facility in Madison, Georgia marking their 25th anniversary in the industry in 2005. This facility includes production and research laboratories, manufacturing, inventory, shipping, and office space.

12 Reviews

VALYNDA TURNER from Jacksonville, FL UNITED STATES

04/25/2016

Experience Level: Intermediate

Carbon

Plant looks more healthy.

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RIMSKY SUCRE from MIAMI, FL UNITED STATES

08/15/2015

Experience Level: Intermediate

I love this product.

I have been using this product for a couple of years. It has the benefits of CO2 and at the same time it keeps nuisance algae in check. I dose a capful every other day to my 80 gallon fresh water planted tank.

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BRENT MCCLANE from SAINT LOUIS, MO UNITED STATES

10/10/2011

Experience Level: Intermediate

Flourish Excel

I use this in cherry shrimp tanks that don't have CO2 and it seems to work great for me and doesn't seem to have any adverse effects on the shrimp. Highly recommend.

1 out of 143 found this review helpful

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MICHAEL UPTON from OKLAHOMA CITY, OK UNITED STATE

08/03/2011

Experience Level: Intermediate

Great Results

My plants have done very well with this product. I have fish and so cannot use carbon dioxide and this has been a great substitute.

215 out of 216 found this review helpful

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billybojimbob from ROCHESTER, NY UNITED STATES

11/05/2010

Experience Level: Intermediate

good stuff

I wouldn't have a planted tank without it

1 out of 2 found this review helpful

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aquariumplantsplus from FLORENCE, SC UNITED STATES

10/04/2010

Experience Level: Expert

kills algae, great for plants!

This is the holy grail of all products to use in a planted aquarium. youll get great growth and it will kill most algaes on the plants! Its a must for plants!

5 out of 5 found this review helpful

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STANLEY KURTZ from FORT WORTH, TX UNITED STATES

06/29/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

Brown/Black Algae

Used as an off label treatment, along with a phosphate reducer, killed off a stubborn brown/black algae infestation in my 55 gallon fresh water aquarium in 7-10 days, without injury to my fish. Will keep a supply of this around !

5 out of 5 found this review helpful

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Bob from SAN FRANCISCO, CA UNITED STATE

05/05/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

Quick carbon

I bought this to battle black beard algae that was taking over my Amazon swords. This was a stopgap until my CO2 system was set up. It worked pretty well and is fairly economical.

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

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LESLIE E WILSON JR from FREDERICKSBURG, VA UNITED STAT

03/05/2009

Experience Level: Expert

Algea Destroyer!!

I picked this up after reading how effectively it deals with tough algea, including the dreaded BBA. I have to say that after trying it myself I am completly impressed with how effective it really is. I overdosed on the initial treatment by 300% (as I read others have done) and BAM! No more algea of any kind within 3 days. It's been several weeks now and still no algea. No adverse effect on the fish. (125G with Discus, Rams, Tetra's, etc.) Water clouded up a bit at first but was clear in 1-2 days. Oh yeah, plants are greener now as well. New shots everywhere. (Swords, Anibias, Java Fern.)

3 out of 3 found this review helpful

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JOHARA CHAPMAN from ALAMEDA, CA UNITED STATES

11/03/2008

Experience Level: Intermediate

excel for BBA

haven't ever tried this as a substitute for CO2, but works great to get rid of BBA when used as described on the various planted forums.

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