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Old 07-21-2012, 11:01 AM   #251 (permalink)
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I mix according to wets calculator
I dose like so - everyday

40 gal - 20 ml
75 gal - 40 ml
55 gal - 30 ml
26 gal - 15 ml
BBA is nasty - best way I found was to apply with a syringe when doing a water changes. So when 50 % of the water is out I dose the usual amount plus another 10 ML directly to the BBA once all filters power heads etc are off & the tank has zero current. I try to bathe the area in a cloud of glut for at least 10 minutes. The next day its pink I have one particular set up that has more BBA than I like but I am sure it has to do with circulation - which is one of the reasons i am going to re scape that tank.
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:17 PM   #252 (permalink)
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Hi arjosh,

It does not matter if you dilute the Metricide in RO/DI or tap water the effect will be the same.

As for why a treatment may have worked one time and not the next has way too many variables to analyze including concentration, temperature, and health of the BBA prior to treatment just to name a few.
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I mix according to wets calculator
I dose like so - everyday

40 gal - 20 ml
75 gal - 40 ml
55 gal - 30 ml
26 gal - 15 ml
BBA is nasty - best way I found was to apply with a syringe when doing a water changes. So when 50 % of the water is out I dose the usual amount plus another 10 ML directly to the BBA once all filters power heads etc are off & the tank has zero current. I try to bathe the area in a cloud of glut for at least 10 minutes. The next day its pink I have one particular set up that has more BBA than I like but I am sure it has to do with circulation - which is one of the reasons i am going to re scape that tank.

Aren't you over over dosing?
Tips from Wets calculator Site...

-Common dosing is 1mL/10gal of this solution daily or every other day.
-Dose 5mL/10gal after water changes.
-Many folks double or triple the daily dose as an algaecide.
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All I can say is that it works for me


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Old 09-29-2013, 01:34 PM   #255 (permalink)
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Without paging through every post I found a calculator for gluteraldehyde dosing.

http://rota.la/glut/
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Where are people getting the metricide?
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The interwebs I assume. Amazon and ebay?
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Does it matter which metricide?
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Get 14 day at dealmed
They are usually the least expensive.
Then use wets calculator. Also online just google


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