Excel for Carbon -- Can you dilute?
I have a 2.5 gallon minibow and I use Excel as the carbon source. I'm trying to figure out the proper dose for this tank and was wondering how much and how often others dose Excel.
Also, since the daily dose is, I think, 1 capful for 50 gallons and it would be nearly impossible to figure out what 1/20 of a capful looks like by eye, would it be advisable to dilute a capful of excel with, say, 19 capfuls of water and then use THAT to dose the Nano by the capful? Or is there some reason not to dilute the Excel. (I have an empty Excel bottle that I could use for this purpose, labeling it as "DILUTED FOR NANO" with a permanent marker if this seems a reasonable course of action.
I'm also using the Kent plant series in this tank (Pro Plant, Freshwater Plant, Blackwater stuff -- I got a kit with all 3 bottles) and wondered if it would be advisable to mix up a weekly dose of all three, using the measurements for 10 gallons as indicated on the label, then dilute it with water to make it 1/4 strength and use that "master mix" in the 2.5 gallon at the more-easily-measurable volumes of a tsp or TBSP instead of a couple of ml?
Thoughts? Thanks, everyone!