Glutaraldehyde (Seachem flourish excel)

Discussion in 'General Planted Aquarium' started by fishlady, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. fishlady

    fishlady Well-Known Member

    I know this was discussed in detail at one time but I can't seem to find the thread.

    If someone who understands it better than I could explain it's use in the aquarium for plants I would appreciate it.

    I have a bunch I found in the back of a closet yesterday and I am more than willing to share if anyone wants some.
  2. Narwhal72

    Narwhal72 Well-Known Member

    Glutaraldehyde is a liquid carbon source for plants. Plants need carbon to put on new tissue. They can get it from carbon dioxide normally but if CO2 is not being added to the aquarium it can become a limiting factor as it may not be in enough supply. Adding the glutaraldehyde adds a source of carbon that plants can absorb and use to make new tissue.
  3. Marine590622

    Marine590622 Advisory Board Staff Member

    Not all plants can use excel, and not all plants can use Glutaraldehyde as a carbon source.

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