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    i dont do pots. amphirion's Avatar
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    .3% peroxide solution. Requires multiple applications. 3% Is plenty strong. Strong enough to melt anubias plants under prolonged exposure.

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    Would that not affect the germination of the seeds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gino View Post
    Would that not affect the germination of the seeds?
    are you talking about the seed themselves? that shouldnt effect the viability of the seeds since the embryos would be protected by their seed coats. however, once the embryo is exposed, all bets are off, which is why it should no longer be used...

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    There is a product used in the Aquatic Plant hobby sold by Seachem called Flourish Excel. http://www.seachem.com/Products/prod...rishExcel.html It is a carbon source for the plants, but does have some side effects on algae, especially direct application. I don't have any idea how it would work in your application, but an experiment is always a learning experience.
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    Dunno, I'd be worried about using Excel with CPs...certain "aquatic" plants can have harsh reactions to it and I would consider CPs to be more sensitive. At a more dilute concentration you might lose the algaecide properties.

    But if someone has or is willing to try it out then I would be interested in knowing the results. I have some on hand and would love to put it to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpappy789 View Post
    Dunno, I'd be worried about using Excel with CPs...certain "aquatic" plants can have harsh reactions to it and I would consider CPs to be more sensitive. At a more dilute concentration you might lose the algaecide properties.

    But if someone has or is willing to try it out then I would be interested in knowing the results. I have some on hand and would love to put it to use.
    Excel seems to target the plants that can use bicarbonate as their carbon source like Vallisneria, and Anacharis. I believe Riccia also can't tolerate it. Not so sure about any others.
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