# I Suck At Math And I Need Help Converting!

#### Tanks and Plants

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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!

#### kallililly1973

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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.

#### -Mak-

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One teaspoon for 500 gallons
1/500 teaspoon for 1 gallon
That's 0.00985784 of a milliliter

#### Feohw

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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

Member
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.

#### kallililly1973

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So basically in Layman's terms about a drop from the tip of a skewer or toothpick

#### Fahn

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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.

#### Tanks and Plants

Member
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!

#### Fahn

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Tanks and Plants said:
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.

#### lunch

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1ml consists of approximately 10 drops, so 1 drop per 10gal

#### sixtyfour

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Note where it says to shake for 30 seconds. I would shake it longer than that.

#### DoubleDutch

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Fahn said:
Based on the instructions it's for treating larger ponds.
Exactly what makes me fear for an easy overdose in a tank like this.

#### Islandvic

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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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