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Old 01-22-2013, 01:21 AM   #1
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I have a question. I just received my bottle of metricide 14. Do I add the activator or use it like it is out of the bottle? First time using it and I'm not sure. I know I use 3/4 of the usual dose.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:27 AM   #2
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DO NOT add the activator.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:35 AM   #3
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do not use the activator. also you should use dilute it from 2.6% to 1.5%, or use 2/3 of a normal dose.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:43 AM   #4
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Throw the activator away, I'm sure hte other threads that discuss it someone has said it.

I use it straight up, I don't dilute. I use like 5ml every 2-3 few days in a 55G.
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I dose it with a syringe so I won't bother diluting it. I'll just use 2/3 the dose. Thanks for the quick answers.
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Old 01-22-2013, 02:04 AM   #6
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i think it is about 60% stronger than the Seachem Excel, dose according to that.
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