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Old 06-17-2007, 06:16 PM   #1
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Can You Overdose Flourish Excel?

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Old 06-17-2007, 07:19 PM   #2
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I believe you can - however I have successfully dosed 2x the larger dose on the bottle, daily for one week to eradicate algae. Worked great. Was basically 2-3ml of Excel in a 3-gallon daily for one week. YMMV
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Yes, don't overdose by too much. You will know when it's too much when the fish start to surface for air. I've done it before, and rushed a full-blown PWC. And by then, it's usually too late. I usually dose to 2x max myself.
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LWB - did any of your fish die?
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Yes, I had some tetras and GBR's die when I accidently overdosed. I had done a plant dip, and then put some of the dip solution in the tank, and I guess it was too much. Within 5 minutes, the fish were surfacing.
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That's not good...
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So is up to 2x the recommended dosage on the bottle okay?
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Worked great for me...
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yup....

Just don't do it with plants that don't like Excel like Vals and anacharis.
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