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Metricide 14 Instead of Flourish Excel?

How many people are using Metricide 14 instead of Excel and getting good results? I'm considering switching since I can get a gallon of Metricide 14 for about $20, but I'm naturally a little nervous.

Also if I do get the Metricide, should I dilute it or dose it straight?
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There have been many threads on this topic on here and the resounding answer is yes to use it.

Here's a link to how I make my bottles so their 'excel strength' which makes it easier to dose for me personally. http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...th-267615.html
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Hi there... i just did this myself to save money on Excel. I bought Metricide 14 off of Amazon, and some graduated cylinders. There is actually an app you can dowload to your phone that lets you plug in the concentration of Metricide and the concentration of Excel, the volume of container you are mixing in (i used 1000ml). Then it tells you how much Metricide to use and how much to dilute with water. Works great! Some people use it straight but i prefer to dilute it and then does according to the Excel directions.
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Will you share the app name? Thanks

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Hi there... i just did this myself to save money on Excel. I bought Metricide 14 off of Amazon, and some graduated cylinders. There is actually an app you can dowload to your phone that lets you plug in the concentration of Metricide and the concentration of Excel, the volume of container you are mixing in (i used 1000ml). Then it tells you how much Metricide to use and how much to dilute with water. Works great! Some people use it straight but i prefer to dilute it and then does according to the Excel directions.
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Well i have an android. Not sure if this is on iOS.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...lculator&hl=en
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I don't dilute the metricide and all my fish and plants are fine
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I've heard on here that Glut is 2x the Excel strength.
I've also heard on here that people commonly dose twice the amount
recommended for Excel...when using Excel.
Isn't there someone who knows rather than thinks what the concentration is ?

The shortest distance between any two points is a straight line...in the opposite direction...
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The concentration is on the bottles. Excel is at 1.6%. For Metricide 14 is 2.6%. Other brands of glut. have differing percentages. That info is also readily available online.
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