Measuring Equilibrium

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Chandell, Apr 25, 2018.

  1. Chandell

    Chandell Valued Member Member

    I have just started using equilibrium (thanks to this forum) in my 38 gallon tank with ro water. The bottle instructions (seachem) says to use 1 tablespoon for every 20 gallons, when setting up aquarium or making water changes. I have been changing 50% water so 20 gallons and using 1 tbsp. Now I am wondering if the instructions mean 1 tbsp for 20 gallons of new water that is added or is it 1 tbsp for 20 gallons of water in total, which would mean I would need to use 2 tbsp. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
     
  2. TexasGuppy

    TexasGuppy Well Known Member Member

    It's for just the new water added. You can confirm by checking your Kh and Gh.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Chandell

    Chandell Valued Member Member

    Thanks. I was using the gh and kh strips as they don't sell the liquid test here but I bought it from Amazon so I will have to do some research as I have no idea what a normal number reading is for my fish!
     




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