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  1. Algae
    My 180g dirt bottom planted aquarium has been cycling for about 3 weeks now. IT HAS NO FISH IN IT! Although I have other aquariums and plenty of mature bio media to harvest I opted to do go for a slow startup. When building the dirt bottom of the 180 I used a fair bit of dirt out of our mature...
  2. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    So sometimes it is better not to have "help". My friend added the activator to my new quart of Metricide 14. Can I still use it in my tanks or do I have to throw it out? I have read tons of posts about Metricide vs. Excel. People mention not using the activator but don't say why or what it...
  3. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    I just got a 2 gallon bottle of Metricide 14 (1.5% glut) and I calculated if I normally doses 5 ml Excel in my 55 gal I would dose about 2.9ml Metricide (2.6% glut). I just want to make sure my calculation is correct and I'm not under or overdosing. Thanks
  4. Fertilizers and Water Parameters
    Alot of people do daily dosing.. I have only ever added a bit of ferts into the water change bucket.. and eased them in that way.. I just got a 55G drum as my pre-water change reservoir which will be used to do water changes in a number of tank (shrimp and community/fry tanks) How much...
  5. Plants
    I've got a little bit of an algae problem in my almost 2 month old 40b. I'd like to dose metricide but I'm worried about nuking my UG. Has anyone successfully used metricide in their tank with UG? If yes, can you share what concentration you use?
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