Planted Tank Guru
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Ya, 15ml in 15g is way over the overdose rate. If your battling algae, just use it as a normal dose, cut back on feeding, cut back on the lights and be patient. It can take a few months for a new tank to find its equilibrium and get everything settled in. I have algae right now, I'm treating with 1ml on a 20gal, so 1/2 dose of Excel every few days to help the plants and to keep my shrimp safe as well. I have pond snails, right now all over my glass but they're mowing through all the algae on the glass, so they can stay. As there is less algae eventually the pond snail population will die down, the algae will clear up, the plants will grow more and live will balance out. Unless you want to go super light, full co2, super plant setup, it takes time but dosing almost 10x the regular amount isn't going to help.
20g platy, , 2 x 10g shrimp, 3 x 20g shrimp, 7.5g shrimp and 1 great dane/mastiff puppy.
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