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Old 05-25-2015, 11:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Glut dosing, first time.

After 2 years in the hobby, I finally feel that I am ready to start experimenting with CO2.
I cannot use pressurised and did DIY 3 times. All it grew was algae. So the only option left is Glut. I have some questions-
1)how frepuently to use glut?
2) heard it kills true aquatic plants. I have Vals and Apongenetons. Till what ppm of glut can I use without killing them?
3)is it shrimp safe?
I have 1 18g tank
With 2.5 watt/gallon lighting of 6500k and 7500k.
I dose KCl, DAP and Calcium nitrate for NPK with MgSO4 and ferrous ascorbate+follic acid twice a week.
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Default Re: Glut dosing, first time.

I use it in my tanks with the plants you have.I dose 2ml per 10 gallons but I worked up to that dose.I would start with maybe .5ml per 10 gallons and work up from there maybe over a months time.I dose everyday but Sundays and I dose my shrimp tanks with no problems.
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hanks. I had smthing similar in mind but am a bit cautious. Thanks for clearing my doubt cuz I love my aponognetons and do not wanna loose it. Thanks a lot!
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Default Re: Glut dosing, first time.

Vals don't do well with glut, so research well before using it.
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Ive got them in my tanks and have had no problems that's why I said start with a low dose and go up from there
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Default Re: Glut dosing, first time.

Thanks for the help guys.
Finally I have got a 100ml bottle of 2% glut for trial. I got it from a family friend but it is of pinkish/purpulish/brown color. Is it plant safe? I do not mind if the fishes die but I value my plants.
The person got it straight from a half liter bottle. He had mixed nothing into it.
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Default Re: Glut dosing, first time.

Thanks for the help guys.
Finally I have got a 100ml bottle of 2% glut for trial. I got it from a family friend but it is of pinkish/purpulish/brown color. Is it plant safe? I do not mind if the fishes die but I value my plants.
The person got it straight from a half liter bottle. He had mixed nothing into it.
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What I use is clear
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Thanks for the help guys.
Finally I have got a 100ml bottle of 2% glut for trial. I got it from a family friend but it is of pinkish/purpulish/brown color. Is it plant safe? I do not mind if the fishes die but I value my plants.
The person got it straight from a half liter bottle. He had mixed nothing into it.
I have flourish Excel and it is clear as well. I would not use/trust that stuff. It may be some industrial disinfectant/cleaner that has something else mixed in. Even if it just a coloring agent not sure i would want it in my tank.
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