Water Conditioner

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by Anastasia Vedmedenko, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. Anastasia Vedmedenko

    Anastasia VedmedenkoNew MemberMember

    URGENT! I am completely out of water conditioner for my 10 gallon tanks. I was using a very non-concentrated water conditioner (It was actually meant for betta bowls) and I had to dose A LOT of it every time I need to do a water change. I tried seachem prime in the past but that one was too concentrated. I needed to use less than half a mL per water change and I found it so difficult to do accurate measurements for such a tiny amount of conditioner.

    Are there any water conditioners that I could dose 1mL per 5 gallons? I have to run to Petland today to pick up a bottle and I'd really appreciate help choosing one that works well for bettas, platies, rasboras, and shrimp.

    :helpsmilie:
     
  2. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    Another way to measure Prime is 2 drops per gallon. It can be used for tiny water changes still!
     
  3. OP
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    Anastasia Vedmedenko

    Anastasia VedmedenkoNew MemberMember

    WHAT!? Wow! That's really helpful! I had no idea! I might not need a new conditioner after all :) thank you!
     
  4. jdhef

    jdhefModeratorModerator Member

    TexasDomer is correct, 2 drops per gallon is what is required with Prime. But I like to use 3 drops per gallon, because two just doesn't seem like enough.
     
  5. TexasDomer

    TexasDomerFishlore LegendMember

    I do a bit more than necessary too!
     
  6. Geoff

    GeoffWell Known MemberMember

    I take the bottle and pour in a "splash." I just can't get my head around the fact that a couple drops will take care of alllll that water haha.
     
  7. s hawkWell Known MemberMember

    I bought like 500 1ml pipettes. They have marks for every 0.25 ml. I overdose every time but not by much.
     




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