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Excel dosing...

I was wondering how much excel are my fellow hobbiest dosing in there nano's (10g & under) and x's a week? Trying to guage how much i should be using in my 5g dirt tank.
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Hello richhow,
If I recall the dosage is 1ml per 10 gallons. Divide 1 into 10 gives you 0.1ml per gallon. For your five gallon it will be 5 x 0.1 ml = 0.5ml.

Simple as that.
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Thx's. I'm dosing 1 ml after i do my 2 water changes weekly so 2ml a week. Also, should i be dosing everyday or other day .5 ml and does activated carbon remove excel from the water column?
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one capful in a 3.5-5.5 per day.

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my excel cap does an initial dose for my 10 gal then it goes down way lower... I dose my 55 1 capful every day... as per directions on the bottle...
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Standard excel dosing is 5 mL per 10 gallons after a water change; 1 mL per 10 gallons daily as the normal dose.

0.5 mL (or 10 drops) per gallon after a water change; 0.1 mL (or 2 drops) per gallon daily as the normal dose.



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I was wondering how much excel are my fellow hobbiest dosing in there nano's (10g & under) and x's a week? Trying to guage how much i should be using in my 5g dirt tank.
Have you tried using Metricide 14? Its a lot cheaper than excel.

Search TPT about this product. Theres a number of thread here.
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