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Old 04-11-2013, 01:39 PM   #1 
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seachem excel

anyone try this as more of an algae control helper?

i keep reading how great this stuff is not only to help you plants grow even better then they are but it helps control diff kinds of algae noticeably.

i have no experience using this.

id like to hear peoples personal experience with this and a description of their set up and possibly algae problem.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:28 PM   #2 
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Many people have used it, both for spot and whole-tank treatments. The main ingredient, glutaraldehyde, is considered an algaecide/biocide so yes, it can be effective. But that's also the reason that some people prefer to stay away from it; it's pretty nasty stuff and can cause skin irritation and even produce allergic contact dermatitis.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:21 PM   #3 
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it did help eradicate some of the hair algae in my tank when it only had inverts in it. but i had to use air stone for my inverts.

it melted my anacharis.
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