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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-28-2008, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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how much is an excel overdose?

... and how long does it usually take to kill off some algae? I have just a tiny bit of BBA and a bit of other stuff.
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... and how long does it usually take to kill off some algae? I have just a tiny bit of BBA and a bit of other stuff.
If all you have is a tiny bit then you really don't need to worry about a overdose. Turn off the filter. Get a syringe (I have tons of them lying around from kids meds) fill it with the normal dose or a little more and squirt it directly in the affected area. Wait 5 or 10 minutes and turn your filter back on. In a day or two you should see the algae changing color, some say red and some say brown, I have seen both.

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i use a capful every day on my 20 gallon. seems to work for me
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x2 for a week will do.

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