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flourish & jungle val

I've been hearing that flourish and jungle val (flourish excel, I meant sorry!) don't go together well, I don't go over the dosage amount so will the jungle val still die? people say "oh when I add flourish excel all my jungle vals die!" but they never say how much they added and if it was within he recommended dosage or not...
So is flourish excel and jungle val ok to mix, within the instructed dosage amount?
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I've been hearing that flourish and jungle val (flourish excel, I meant sorry!) don't go together well, I don't go over the dosage amount so will the jungle val still die? people say "oh when I add flourish excel all my jungle vals die!" but they never say how much they added and if it was within he recommended dosage or not...
So is flourish excel and jungle val ok to mix, within the instructed dosage amount?
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What size tank and dosage?

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What size tank and dosage?
so I have a 5 gallon im using this on as a test, and I use .25 ml for it as said on bottle
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Well you'd have to get a dropper for that size tank and dosage, lmao. You want to cut your initial dosage down a lot and let it build up a tolerance to the Excel. So, here's what I did for my 55 with a full dosage being 5ml.
Week 1 - 1ml
Week 2 - 2ml
Week 3 - 3ml

You see what's going on here? I know am able to overdose the tank with no ill affect to my Val's.

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Well you'd have to get a dropper for that size tank and dosage, lmao. You want to cut your initial dosage down a lot and let it build up a tolerance to the Excel. So, here's what I did for my 55 with a full dosage being 5ml.
Week 1 - 1ml
Week 2 - 2ml
Week 3 - 3ml

You see what's going on here? I know am able to overdose the tank with no ill affect to my Val's.
lol heres a good story along with an answer (also yea I see what your doing!)
I went to walmart to get a dropper, since I heard I will need one, and I went there and I said to the pharmacy lady:
Can I have a medicine dropper please? then she looked at me (she was like 50-60) and said
for what? then I said "just for stuff" then she got all funny and iffy and asked me if I was going to inject something into myself (how do you do that with a dropper idk but) and I told her it was for my aquarium
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when a cashier thinks your on drugs!
Anyway not even my dropper goes beyond .25 ml, think it goes to .15 ml at the least? so I guess ill just go that then go to like .17 then .20, etc does that sound ok?
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What size is the non "test tank"?

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what size is the non "test tank"?
5.5 g, not much of a difference but in this (5.5G) tank there are different inhabitants, such as shrimp which I hear it can also have some effects on. Such as acting strange (descriptive right).
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For 5g tank 0.5ml is the recommended dosage. Vals will do fine if you do a gradual increase in dosage.

1ml pipette is a best tool for small tank size.

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For 5g tank 0.5ml is the recommended dosage. Vals will do fine if you do a gradual increase in dosage.

1ml pipette is a best tool for small tank size.

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where could I get that at?
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Yeah, I wouldn't use it if there's shrimp in the tank. From what I've read that's a little risky.
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Evil bay....50 count for $5...
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kk, thanks guys!
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You could also dilute it and use more. Mix 1:1 with distilled water and dose twice as much, 1:3 with water and dose 4x as much.....
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