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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-13-2014, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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How much Excel is too much?

I wanted to get some opinions on how much Excel is proper dosage, compared to how much is too much? I know the bottle recommends daily dosage of 1mL per 10 gallons. I have a 7.5g tank and have been dosing 1mL daily, and nothing different for water change days. I know 1mL is more than the recommended .75mL, however since I do not increase the dosage after a water change I figured it would be okay. Also note I am running a 12" Planted+ so am likely receiving solid medium light.

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Before I was injecting co2 I was dosing double the daily dose for all days, I was not doing a higher post water change dose
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I also used 2x the daily amount in a 10g tank/w no added amount for water change.

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Seachem's recommded dose is 1ml per 10 gallon...dosing 1.5 to 2 times i.e. 1.5ml or 2ml per 10 gallon should be fine.
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Depends on the plant mass. I am dosing close to 5 ml on my 5 gallon every day. The tank is heavily planted. Some plants will react to it so as soon as any plant starts to melt then you've reached the max dosage for your tank. You can double the dose for a day and see if anything happens. Good reaction should be more pearling from the plants.


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