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rawdawg1017

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So ive recently purchased prime as my water condition but I'm a little confused on how to use it since 5 ml treats 50 gallons and I do my water changes with a 5 gallon bucket. Any ideas?
 

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I usually treat each bucket of water refill separately, so for you that might be 1/2 ml per bucket. You can also add the untreated water to the tank and then treat the entire tank, but I'm not a big fan of that method. I like only adding treated water.
 

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Treating the entire tank is a far better choice when using a python or other water changer to do your maintenance. That's what I do.

To give you an idea of how I measure small quantities of prime for my aquariums, I use a small pipette that can measure up to 3mL. In your case, you would only need to use 0.5mL. Having pipettes on hand really make measuring these things a lot easier.
 

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I use about a quarter capful of Prime per bucket during water changes, which equates to roughly a full cap for 7 gallons of water added to my 36 gallon tank. Is there any danger in exceeding the recommended dosage?
 

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I always double dose mine anyways which would be 1ml for 5gal so that would be to the first thread in the cap(roughly)
 

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Get an eyedropper, 20 drops = 1ml. 10 would be 1/2ml & so on.
 

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I use a syringe when I use prime, in your case as LiterallyHydro said use the syringe and measure out .5mL.
 

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The kid's medicine droppers graduated in ml are a quick 1 handed deal for working with Prime.
 

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