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Dosing excel with CO2

Is it recommended to add excel fertilizer to a tank that is already running a DIY co2 injection? If so, how much is recommended for a 20 gallon tank. I think the bottle says one cap full for every ten gallons, but i know the bottle may not always be the best instructions. I currently have 20 gallons of light 67000k 10000k for 7 hours a day. Plants include anubias, amazon swords, bannana plant, java fern and wisteria. Substrate is eco-complete.
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I'd follow what the bottle says.


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Is it recommended to add excel fertilizer to a tank that is already running a DIY co2 injection? If so, how much is recommended for a 20 gallon tank. I think the bottle says one cap full for every ten gallons, but i know the bottle may not always be the best instructions. I currently have 20 gallons of light 67000k 10000k for 7 hours a day. Plants include anubias, amazon swords, bannana plant, java fern and wisteria. Substrate is eco-complete.
I run pressurized co2 and dose excel daily according to the amount recommended on the bottle. You won't do any harm using both. CO2 and excel are just two different forms through which plants can absorb carbon.
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Oh, btdub, you only use a full capful to every ten gallons on initial use and after a >40% water change. For daily use, the ratio is one capful to every 50 gallons.
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