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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-16-2011, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Dosing Excel and Ferts schedule

What are you guys doing for dosing when your lights are coming on at the middle of the day so you can enjoy your tank at night when you come home. Right now because my timer is currently being shipped I am able to dose excel 30 mins prior to turning lights on. When I start my timer I will probably run from around 1:30pm to 9:30pm.

When would be a time to dose excel before I go to work around 8:30am or when I come home at 5:00pm? Or should I keep my light cycle even later and have it go off at 10-11 pm. Please help
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-16-2011, 05:54 PM
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I really doubt that it is going to make that much of a difference. It may technically be better to dose just before the light come on but I really doubt that there will be any noticeable difference. I just dose whenever I think about it, but maybe someone can chime in with more experience.
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Thanks, I was assuming this would be alright but I would hate to have negative effects or no effects at all from the excel if I dosed at the wrong time.
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From what ive read excel stays in the water for about 24 hours so you could basically dose it whenever you want as long as its at the same time every day. I have a hard time remembering to dose in the morning because im like a zombie and I'm busy getting ready for work and the tank lights arent on, so I tend to dose after work. But which ever is easier for you should be just fine.
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