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I REALLY REALLY am bad at math and I have to dose a medicine in some of my tanks and tubs. ANY HELP would be appreciated! Here is the directions......

I want to know the dosage for 1 gallon of water, if it’s possible or if it’s eaiser for every 10 gallons of water. I don’t want to kill my fishes just the scuds and snails.

Thanks!


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I'm not that great at math either but if one teaspoon treats 500 gallons and u want to use it to treat 1 gallon of water then i would think that dipping a skewer or toothpick in the bottle and leaving barely a drop on it would be plenty.
 

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One teaspoon for 500 gallons
1/500 teaspoon for 1 gallon
Using google's unit converter
That's 0.00985784 of a milliliter
 

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One teaspoon is 5ml. That treats 500 gallons. So 1 gallon would be 0.01ml. 10 gallons would be 0.1ml
 

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You need 0.1 cc for every 10 gallons or 0.01 cc per gallon. You can see if you can get a 1 cc syringe from the pharmacy. It’s too small of an amount to use teaspoons. Hope this helps.
 

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Add 1 teaspoon of the liquid to approximately 10 and 2/5 cups of water. Mix the solution. The resulting solution will be a very close approximation for 1 teaspoon per gallon.
 
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Thank you to all of you who helped! This stuff must be kinda strong to have this kind of amounts to be used for even 10 gallons. I just hope it kills all the scuds and snails!

I appreciate all of you who helped!
 

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Thank you to all of you who helped! This stuff must be kinda strong to have this kind of amounts to be used for even 10 gallons. I just hope it kills all the scuds and snails!

I appreciate all of you who helped!
Based on the instructions it's for treating larger ponds.
 

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I concur with the above 0.1mL per 10 gallon dosing rate. I've had to use drug dose calculations over the past dozen years, so their recommendations are spot on.

I would heavily advise to obtain a 1.0mL plastic syringe from a pharmacy to dose this with. It needs to have 0.1mL marks on it.

Most times, they will give you one or sell it for under a dollar.

Pharmacy will have them to dose pediatric oral medications.

Or a draw syringe (with or without needle) used for IM administration will work.

I would not attempt to dose only 1 gallon at a time, based on the label's recommended concentration.
 
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