Excel dosing

  1. psalm18.2 Fishlore Legend Member

    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 Well Known Member Member

    I don't have the courage to try this yet.
  3. AlyeskaGirl Fishlore VIP Member

    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 Well Known Member Member

    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. AlyeskaGirl Fishlore VIP Member

    Wisteria, Bacopa, Jungle Val's, Crypts, Amazon Sword, Red Melon Sword, Green Melon Sword, Dwarf Hairgrass and Water Sprite which floats.
  6. James95 Well Known Member Member

    Thanks for sharing :)
  7. AlyeskaGirl Fishlore VIP Member

    My pleasure. :)
  8. psalm18.2 Fishlore Legend Member

    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. AlyeskaGirl Fishlore VIP Member

    500ml bottle.
  10. psalm18.2 Fishlore Legend Member

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