Overdosing EasyCarbo?

Discussion in 'Carbon Dioxide (CO2)' started by Ray, 18 Sep 2008.

  1. Ray

    Ray Member

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    Anyone any experience of this? Instructions say go to 2x in a heavily planted tank but DO NOT EXCEED THE DOSE.

    I have no livestock, and I know about fissdens, vallais, etc being effected. Has anyone tried going higher? If so how much higher?

    Also if the objective is to nuke algae should I still add just before lights on or is it better to add after lights out so it hangs around longer. I know it bio degrades but not sure how long that takes...?
     
  2. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    I have dosed x3 with fish in the tank and not had any ill effects :D

    JOHNNY
     
  3. LondonDragon

    LondonDragon Administrator Staff Member

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    I dose between 5ml and 10ml per day in my tank and so far haven't seen any bad effects, all I know is that I don't have any algae ;)
     
  4. aaronnorth

    aaronnorth Member

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    i have accidently dosed 5x over the reccomendation without bad effects.
     
  5. Ray

    Ray Member

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    Great, thanks guys - very helpful :D . I think I'll run with 4x dose for a week and see how it goes. How long before the algae starts to suffer? 2 or 3 days?
     
  6. johnny70

    johnny70 Member

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    with spot dosing the algae started to change colour approx 48hrs after first dosing:) the rest of the tank took that little bit longer :)
     

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