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Old 11-20-2014, 08:16 PM   #1
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Metricide 14

Simple question.

Do I just put it in the tank? In the corner? Is there any special way of actually dumping it in the tank? Didn't want to harm the fish.


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I used to use Seachem Excel and when it ran out, I filled half of the 500 mL bottle with DI water and the other half with Glutaraldehyde. That resulted in a solution similar to Excel. Plus, the bottle protected the glut from light (which will break it down). I would then dose 1 mL to every 2 gallons daily. If you are just starting out, I would go with a lower dosage and gradually increase it. Be careful; some plants do not tolerate it well (anacharis and Vals).
I use a pediatric oral medicine syringe (grocery store, $0.79) attached to a shot length of air line tubing. I shoot it into the current produced by the HOB filters.


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Aaaw crap! Anacharis. Dang man. Dang. lol.

Got my glute in today!


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Old 11-20-2014, 11:40 PM   #4
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Some of my Anacharis has melted from my excel and some of it hasn't. I think if you're careful and and don't go nuts with it you can get away with it.

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But sure to THROW AWAY the small bottle of activator that is usually shipped with Metricide.
Just start slowly and gradually with it.


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Crap what?? Was I not suppose to put the activator in it?


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Oh please tell me I was suppose to put that in it? I dosed 5ml 1 hr before lights on, 55 gallon.


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Noooooo! You added the activator?

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Dang it!!!!!!!


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Old 11-21-2014, 08:58 AM   #10
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Throw it out, sorry, order a new bottle..
Perform a couple wc's to be safe as well
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