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Old 03-11-2010, 08:03 PM   #1
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I am planning on ordering Metricide 14 to replace the Excel dosing. Right now I dose 10ml/day of Excell in my 55g. How much 100% Metracid do I need to dose to match the Excel dosing. Also do you know if it's safe to overdose Metricid a little? Thank you.
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Hi over_stocked,

I am planning on ordering Metricide 14 to replace the Excel dosing. Right now I dose 10ml/day of Excell in my 55g. How much 100% Metracid do I need to dose to match the Excel dosing. Also do you know if it's safe to overdose Metricid a little? Thank you.

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On initial use or after a major (> 40%) water change, use 1 capful (5 mL) for every 40 L (10 gallons*). Thereafter use 1 capful for every 200 L (50 gallons*) daily or every other day. Dosing may be slowly increased in high-growth aquariums. For smaller dosing please note that each cap thread is approximately 1 mL.
I use 5ml/day on my 55 gallon. I really dont think you wanna use 10ml/day when using Metricide 14 cause its a little stronger.
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Thanks Gate

Also for anyone else reading the thread there is some good info here as well.
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I dose 7ml daily - full strength in my 55
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:10 PM   #6
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Just a heads up for those who are interested in purchasing Metricide 14: Dealmed.com seems to have lowered their price by $2, making the total $22.14 ($17.15 for one gallon and $4.99 for standard shipping). Not sure how often the price fluctuates on this product, but I haven't seen it lower than this over the past few weeks.
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I paid $ 18.95 + $ 9.95 shipping on March 11th. Still way better than buying Excel. Just checked their website , darn I did not know about the $ 4.99 standard shipping. Next time I'll be more careful.

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I paid $ 18.95 + $ 9.95 shipping on March 11th. Still way better than buying Excel. Just checked their website , darn I did not know about the $ 4.99 standard shipping. Next time I'll be more careful.

Thanks for the heads up dj2005.

After more than 2 years, price had gone up! $21 + $6 shipping on Eaby

I found one cheaper but it wouldnt provide shipping estimate.

http://www.coneinstruments.com/cart.asp
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Is metricide still worth it if I'm only using it on a 10 gallon tank?

500ml of Excel is only ~$10 with amazon prime. It's much safer and easier to dose, right?
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Is metricide still worth it if I'm only using it on a 10 gallon tank?

500ml of Excel is only ~$10 with amazon prime. It's much safer and easier to dose, right?

Your $10, 500ml Excel probably would last for a month or two. A gallon of metricide 14 is about $23-$25 shipped and would last for about a year. its more stronger than Excel so if you dilute it with I think distilled water you are looking for 2 gal Excel strength metricide 14.
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Just a heads up for those who are interested in purchasing Metricide 14: Dealmed.com seems to have lowered their price by $2, making the total $22.14 ($17.15 for one gallon and $4.99 for standard shipping). Not sure how often the price fluctuates on this product, but I haven't seen it lower than this over the past few weeks.
I just placed an order of Metricide 14 from Dealmed.com. $22.14 shipped.

Its a lot of savings since a 2L Excel is $30.89 + $7.45 shipping from Big Als.
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I just placed an order of Metricide 14 from Dealmed.com. $22.14 shipped.

Its a lot of savings since a 2L Excel is $30.89 + $7.45 shipping from Big Als.
I did the same about a month back.
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Just a heads up for those who are interested in purchasing Metricide 14: Dealmed.com seems to have lowered their price by $2, making the total $22.14 ($17.15 for one gallon and $4.99 for standard shipping). Not sure how often the price fluctuates on this product, but I haven't seen it lower than this over the past few weeks.
I placed second order of Metricide 14 & Dealmed increased shipping cost from $4.99 to $7.99. The price is still on sale for $17.14.
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So for a gallon of metricide 14, I would need to dilute it with half a gallon of distilled water to get the ratio needed?
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Yup, I pointed out the cheaper shipping last time. Gotta check that drop down!
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