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DannyDapper 11-30-2012 07:35 PM

How much Flourish Excel to dose on a 2 gallon spec.
 
This is my first tank with no CO2 and I'm clueless when it comes to dosing... any help?

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MagicalAlpha 12-01-2012 08:21 AM

1 ml. Use a syringe

kevmo911 12-01-2012 08:44 AM

No. And yes. Directions say 1mL/10g, and that's fine daily. Yes, use a syringe. There's a really long thread about Excel as a treatment for BBA in the Algae forum. Basically, it boils down to long-term use of Excel over the basic recommendation will kill stuff that you don't want killed. And don't ever use the "post-water change" dosage.

Just stick with the directions. Use a small syringe, and do 0.2mL/day.

DannyDapper 12-03-2012 08:58 PM

Thanks guys! Now to find a syringe! lol

variable 12-04-2012 03:45 PM

For my 2 gallon, I measure by drops. 2 drops = .1 mL, the regular dose is .1 mL/gal, so 2 drops per gallon. I got a flip top lid similar to this:
http://www.amazon.com/16oz-Plastic-B...irt+top+bottle
and put it on my Excel bottle. Makes it very easy to dose small tanks.

biggerbang 12-05-2012 08:46 PM

I just looked at the material safety data sheet for flourish excel and it is water soluble. So you could just take the bottle, dilute it 1:10 and now it would be 1 mL per 1 gallon dosing, making it easier to dose for the 2 gallon spec.


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