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Old 09-17-2011, 03:26 PM   #1 
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Seachem Flourish Toxcicity?

So I decided to nab a few more plants for my tank while I was out. I also was sold a bottle of Flourish from a lovely sales guy who thought it would help my tank.

Anyway, like my Prime, it comes in a pretty huge bottle that has a rediculiously high dosing rate (1/5 mL capful to 60 gallons). Anyway, I was looking up a good conversion for amount per gallon as I've got a 5 gallon and 10 gallon tank to treat. The first website I come across says in bold it's very toxic, and to avoid contact with skin ect. My bottle is just Flourish, however, not Flourish Excel.

Any input guys?
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:43 PM   #2 
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Eep, I just bought a bottle of flourish myself, hope someone can answer and the dosing instructions are annoying
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Old 09-17-2011, 06:46 PM   #3 
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Don't worry, I overdose heaps with the Seachem fertilisers in my sorority tank because I can't be bothered measuring. Since 90% or more of the product is essentially water, I imagine it would take a lot to actually poison fish.

However, be careful of overdosing Excel. That has been known to have adverse effects on invertebrates and fish.
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:06 PM   #4 
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Well I put some of my Flourish into my tank. I was honestly worried more about ME than the fish-- I figure seachem wouldn't sell it if it killed your fish. :P

I bought myself some swords and stuff for my tank (and a strip light for the 10g along with a plant light) Hoping all goes well. lol
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Old 09-17-2011, 07:19 PM   #5 
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I read over the label, it says nothing about being toxic. Glad to hear that Little, that's what mine is for. I guess double dose wouldn't be too bad.
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:40 AM   #6 
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Well I put some of my Flourish into my tank. I was honestly worried more about ME than the fish-- I figure seachem wouldn't sell it if it killed your fish. :P

I bought myself some swords and stuff for my tank (and a strip light for the 10g along with a plant light) Hoping all goes well. lol
Haha I bite my nails nearly 24/7 so I've probably ingested Prime, Flourish and probably a plethora of other chemicals. I'm still alive so it can't be that harmful.

The only one I hate using is Seachem Iron. I get that on my cuts sometimes and it stings.
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:53 AM   #7 
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Ohh thanks for the info. I was about to buy Flourish around next week and while I pick up fish/live plants.
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