Putting tap water into tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Maxy24, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Maxy24Valued MemberMember

    If I put tap water into my tank without conditioning first, then put the conditioner directly into the tank, would I only put in enough conditioner for the unconditioned water I just put in or would I have to condition all 55 gallons of the tank?
  2. shelliecaValued MemberMember

    Dose for the full tank. I use a water changer for my 46g tank & before I add the new water I dose for the full tank size. For my smaller tanks I dose each bucket for the amount in the bucket.
  3. ryanrModeratorModerator Member

    I agree with shellieca on this one.

    I always fill buckets for my water changes, and treat each bucket.
  4. SentientMeatNew MemberMember

    Its always better to put more than you need, rather than under-dose it.

    I personally use 2-3 drops or Prime/gallon and add it to my bucket prior to adding the water to the tank. I usually do a lot of 15% (or so) pwc's a week so it seems excessive to dose for entire tank, however most people do larger weekly changes and that makes more sense to dose for full volume.