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Plants need three crucial things to grow: light, fertilizer, and CO2. Excel can fall under the CO2 category, but fertilizer is still needed. What plants do you have?OneLittleBubble said:
-Mak- said:They are very different, so they don't really replace each other.
Flourish: Regular old fertilizer with plant nutrients. Not my favorite fertilizer, it really lacks some important macronutrients, and is generally very un-concentrated. Mostly paying for water.
Flourish Excel: Not a fertilizer, just a diluted solution of a carbon containing chemical called glutaraldehyde. It's meant to work as a substitute for CO2, but it's not CO2, and I'd say is only 20-40% as effective as injected CO2 gas for easy plants. For harder plants it's really not effective at all. However, excel is a great algaecide, because it's toxic. Be careful not to overdose.
Flourish Advance: Phytohormones that stimulate growth. "Phytohormones are a group of naturally occurring compounds that play crucial roles in regulating plant growth in a wide range of developmental processes, including cell division, formation and activity of shoot meristems, induction of photosynthesis gene expression, leaf senescence, nutrient mobilization, seed germination, root growth and stress response."
Depending on your tank and plants, I would argue that none of these are necessary or that there are better options for a fertilizer source.
Does Thrive C prevent Algea growth?kallililly1973 said: