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Old 11-30-2012, 07:35 PM   #1
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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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Old 12-01-2012, 08:21 AM   #2
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1 ml. Use a syringe
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:44 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:58 PM   #4
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Thanks guys! Now to find a syringe! lol
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Old 12-04-2012, 03:45 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:46 PM   #6
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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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