Flourish vs. Flourish Excel

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midthought

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I hope this isn't too simple a question, but I'm trying to find out the difference between Flourish and Flourish Excel (and what's appropriate for what). The differences between the marketing text seems minor to me -- comprehensive supplement vs. liquid nutrient, etc...aren't they both liquid fertilizer for aquatic plants? It looks like Excel advises very frequent dosing though. Dosing anything every 2 days seems like overkill when I'm running a low light/low tech setup...so I'm thinking Flourish is more for me. Does that sound right? Will that take care of both macro and micro nutrients that my low demand plants need?
 
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Excel is a Co2 additive, whereas Comprehensive is a fertilizer.

Excel also isn't compatible with certain plant variants as it 'melts' the foliage.
 
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Oof, okay. Excel's definitely not for me then, as I thought. Gonna look into actual fertilizers then. Thanks.
 
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Flourish comprehensive works great! I noticed a difference in under a week in my no CO2 tank and under 2 days in my CO2 tank!
 
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I use both excel and comprehensive on my plants,I also have t5 ho lighting on my tank.
 
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