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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 03:19 AM Thread Starter
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Need Help With Dosing for seachem flourish excel!

Hi, I really need some people with similar set ups to give me some advice. lets see.. where to begin.. um.. i have a 60 gallon cube (24"x24"x24") with a 250 watt hay-light planted with 3 swords and some dwarf hair grass. I'm currently using some sea chem root tab fertilizer but would like to use this flourish with it because i want to carpet the grass.. well here is the thing.. i also have 6 discus in this tank and am very scared of an over dose. also, whats a recommended dosage with the excel when i have the root tabs in? Thanks guys for any advice you may have to offer.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 03:30 AM
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the dosage for excel is exaclty as on the bottle unless you are trying to dose to kill some algae, then you only overdose a little
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 03:34 AM Thread Starter
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Well, For what i had i figured that dosage was probably a little much
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 03:35 AM
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Speaking of which is it odd I can put i 2 full capfuls or even 3 in a 20G and it doenst hurt anything? lol. But yeah just dose half of what bottle says if you are nervous about using it for the first time. Slowly increase till you hit the full dose. But really excel is very safe so long as the directions are followed.

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Although the normal warning apply. Gluteraldehyde is extraordinarily nasty stuff - just ask a lab tech - so make sure you don't ever inhale it, get it in your eyes, or leave any in contact with your skin. Mind you, Excel is only approximately 2% concentration of the stuff, so it's really quite safe. It's of a similar toxicity to bleach.
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...although don't be afraid to use the full dosage. Not a chance that will harm anything. I've even used double dosage with shrimp and no ill effects.
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You can regularly dose the recommended amount with discus, with no ill effects.
I have done so for quite some time. But try half if you wish, or just dose every second or third day until the plant treating results satisfy you.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-10-2011, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you guys for the replies i went ahead and dosed the recommended amount.. ugh still gotta figure what i have to dose to get stuff growing good though lol.
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