Flourish excel with Vallisneria Spiralis

Discussion in 'General Planted Tank Discussions' started by jamesw, 2 Aug 2009.

  1. jamesw

    jamesw Member

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    Will the excel i use ruin Vallisneria Spiralis plants? i heard that some vals dont like it but ive just order some Vallisneria Spiralis and im wondering if they will be alright with the excel? Thanks
     
  2. gratts

    gratts Member

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    From experience, yes!
    As to exactly why, I don't know. I'd be interested to know though! :)
     
  3. jamesw

    jamesw Member

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    o no! thats not what i wanted to hear! will it ruin them even if i dose smaller amounts?
     
  4. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    The leaves will just melt away!! I had to stop dosing mine recently has I have some vallis in the tank.
     
  5. Iliveinazoo

    Iliveinazoo Member

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    I use easycarbo (similar to excel) every day and have vallis spiralis growing nicely. Initially it and vallis americana died off, americana never recovered - but that might be because my tank is brackish - but my vallis spiralis has recovered and is doing nicely. I think that if I'd carried on dosing daily then neither would have survived but I just dropped the dosing sometimes not dosing for over a week until i noticed the recovery
     

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