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Hey forum,
I have just been given a jug of metricide from a freind of mine who has switched to pressurized co2.

What's the dosage for this product? I've got a 55 and 46 gallon tanks, both pretty densely planted. I've been dosing Excel every day so far but as i understand it, metricide does the same thing.

I just dont know how much to put in each day.

Current Excel dosage:
55 Gallon = 3 Capfulls daily
46 Gallon = 2 Capfulls daily


Any information or links to a Metricide thread would be greatly appreciated
 

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Hey There!

Just for future reference for you it's very easy to do a specific search for this(just so you dont have to wait for some loser like me to answer haha). Go to the Search Button on the Navbar, Then Choose Advanced Search, then change the drop box from "search entire post" to "search title only", then type in metricide and it will give you a list of all posts that have metricide in the title :)

here are some posts i dug up for you:
http://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/plan...l-vs-metricide-14-a-4215/?highlight=Metricide
http://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/freshwater-chat-9/where-do-i-get-metricide-2503/?highlight=Metricide
http://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/freshwater-chat-9/metricide-3545/?highlight=Metricide
http://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/fres...ing-metricide-excel-1970/?highlight=Metricide
http://www.bcaquaria.com/forum/plan...ing-13/lf-metricide-2583/?highlight=Metricide

Take care!
 

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Haha i guess i could have looked a little harder through the search options... thanks for the info
Na dont worry about it, alot of people are not aware of those options. I'm sure other people will learn after reading this post as well :) As long as your question is answered i'm happy
 

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Bowers Medical Supply Co
9-3691 Viking Way
Richmond, BC V6V 2J6
(604) 278-7566


I believe they ship too.
 

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The main ingredient in Metricide, same as Excel, is used as a disinfectant by the medical industry. Excel and the like should be handled with care. It probably won't kill you in small doses, but I've had Excel spilled on my hand and it itched for a while.
 

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How much is it? I find Excel to be quite expensive here on the island - $19 for 500ml.

So if I can find something cheaper and stronger, I'm all for it.

...it sucks because I use it on occasion when I have an algae outbreak, and I even have C02. Makes me wonder why I even have C02. lol.
 

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So it works the same as Excel eh? How much does it go for?

Excel is so expensive here on the island - 500ml=$20

So if I can find something stronger and cheaper, I'm all about it.

It sucks, cause I have a planted tank with C02, but I still need Excel on occasion for algae. Makes me wonder how good of a job that C02 is doing. lol.
 

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It's 2x as strong as Excel, so if you have plants sensitive to Excel, like Vals, it'll kill them all 2x as quick. :D

I run CO2 in my tanks and my 2 L jug of Excel lasted me 2 years. I suspect it'll go bad before you use up a 4L jug of Metricide if you use CO2.
 

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Just ordered it from Bowers. Lovely conversation with the operator.

Apparently it's 4.5 L. I asked her how often people use this stuff in aquariums. She laughed and said, "all the time."

There is a smaller bottle that is a sterilizer that comes with it. She told me to just ditch it. Good thing she mentioned that...I would have had no idea what it was.

It should arrive on Friday.

4.5L of Metricide for $25 with shipping. Wow. Anyone on the island want half? lol. Glad I found this out now. Seachem Excel would still be ripping me off.
 
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