Easy Carbo and Flourish Excel

Discussion in 'Aquarium Fert Dosing' started by nickmcmechan, 25 Dec 2008.

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Which do you prefer?

  1. Excel?

    5 vote(s)
    29.4%
  2. Easy Carbo?

    12 vote(s)
    70.6%
  1. nickmcmechan

    nickmcmechan Member

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    What's the difference?

    What's your preference?

    And why?
     
  2. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    I don't think there is a difference, except in concentration perhaps?

    Just use excel cos that's what I got a while ago, but will prob try easycarbo at some stage.

    Sam
     
  3. Nick16

    Nick16 Member

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    easy carbo becuase that is what i got, i think it is poisonous to shrimp though. either that is or its the TPN thats poisionous. as something killed all my shrimp :( :twisted: . not sure about excel though.
     
  4. Superman

    Superman Member

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    Hmm, easy carbo poisonous to shrimp? Not heard that before, might be why I have problems with them.
     
  5. Ed Seeley

    Ed Seeley Member

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    I've used EasyCarbo at double dosage with my shrimp and they've been fine so I don't think that's the problem Clark.

    AFAIK they are the same, even in concentration and I believe the dosage rates are the same for both products too. The only difference was the price; EasyCarbo was cheaper!
     
  6. Mark Evans

    Mark Evans Expert

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    i think easy carbo is cheaper than the other one
     
  7. nickmcmechan

    nickmcmechan Member

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    i've heard excel contains a mild algicide, but easycarbo does not - any truth?
     
  8. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    both are forms of an algaecide
     
  9. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

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    I think the dose rate is much the same.

    From AE;

    Easycarbo

    Tanks with minimal plants - 1ml per 100 litres
    Tanks with fair amount of plants - 1ml per 50 litres
    Tanks with large amount of plants - 1ml per 25 litres

    Excel

    1 capful (5ml) for every 200 L (50 gallons*) - 1ml per 40lt

    Sam
     
  10. Vito

    Vito Member

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    I dose 3-4ml daily some times 5 and my shrims are constantly with eggs and looking healthy.
    I went with easycarbo because it was cheaper than excel.
     

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