Excel dosing

Discussion in 'Plant Fertilizers' started by psalm18.2, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. psalm18.2

    psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    I started dosing Seachem Excel. The directions state: "On initial use or after a major (>40%) water change, use 1 capful (10ml) for every 20 gallons. Thereafter use 1 capful for every 100 gallons daily or every other day. Dosing may be slowly increased in high-growth aquariums."
    My 1st dose was WED 3/7 @25ml
    2nd dose was THUR 3/8 @5ml
    Skipped FRI 3/9
    3rd dose SAT 3/10 @5ml

    Today I registered for the forum at Seachem.
    My question will be, "What is considered a high-growth aquarium?".

    I accidently bought 2, 2l bottles so will use every other day in combination w/ 2l of DIY CO2.
  2. Wendy Lubianetsky

    Wendy LubianetskyWell Known MemberMember

    I don't have the courage to try this yet.
  3. AlyeskaGirlFishlore VIPMember

    For my 55g I add 2-caps a day. It's moderately planted with a dual T5HO fixture but about 10" above the tank. I've got fast growing Wisteria and Bacopa. My dosage works well.

  4. James95

    James95Well Known MemberMember

    I'm toying with the idea of using ferts. Let us know how it goes, Psalm :)

    Christine, what types of plants do you have?
  5. AlyeskaGirlFishlore VIPMember

  6. James95

    James95Well Known MemberMember

    Thanks for sharing :)
  7. AlyeskaGirlFishlore VIPMember

    My pleasure. :)
  8. OP

    psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    Do you use the 2l or 500ml bottle? The caps are different ml amounts. The 2L bottle has a 10ml cap. I just use a syringe.
  9. AlyeskaGirlFishlore VIPMember

    500ml bottle.
  10. OP

    psalm18.2Fishlore LegendMember

    So you dose 10ml daily. Good to know as I now have 4L of Excel on hand. LOL.

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