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Dosing Metricide

I've read a ton of conflicting opinions on dosing Metricide. In my research, someone said Excel is 60% of Metricide so Excel recommends 1ml/10gallons; therefore, I shouuld dose 0.6ml/10gallons daily.

Does this sound correct?

If so, I'm dosing the following tanks

20L - Water Volume 15 Gallons - Excel 1.5ml/Daily - Metricide 0.9ml/Daily
12L - Water Volume 10 Gallons - Excel 1ml/Daily - Metricide 0.6ml/Daily
EBI - Water Volume 05 Gallons - Excel 0.5ml/Daily - Metricide 0.3ml/Daily

Dosing such small amount might pose to be difficult.

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I've read a ton of conflicting opinions on dosing Metricide. In my research, someone said Metricide is 60% of Excel so Excel recommends 1ml/10gallons; therefore, I shouuld dose 0.6ml/10gallons daily.

Does this sound correct?
Did you mean that Excel is 60% the strength of Metricide?

I believe Metricide 14 is ~2.6% glutaraldehyde, while Excel is 1.4%, so Excel is closer to ~65% the strength of Metricide 14.

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Dosing such small amount might pose to be difficult.
Regarding your doses, you can always dilute and then double the dosing volume.

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Did you mean that Excel is 60% the strength of Metricide?
Yes thank you I made the correction on my previous post.
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