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    Unless you want to spend more than is needed on water conditioned - use Prime.

    It's more economical than API because it goes farther IE: You can condition more water for the same cost. Compare for yourself.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atsbill123 View Post

    I know I have to have the new water at the same temp as in the tank but not sure how to do this since I only have the one heater in the tank? I thought I was supposed to prepare the water before I put in the new water and let it sit a day?
    You can use a seperate thermometer....I just kind of feel the temp of the tank water with my hand, and match it the best I can to the temp coming out of the tap...LOL...not very scientific, but I've been close enough to not harm my fish...and I started out kind of like you...cycled with fish...water changes DAILY, for 5 WEEKS, sometimes more than 1 WC per day...
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    Not to confuse you even more, but that blood parrot isn't going to last long in a 14 gallon tank. They get large and prefer a group, you will need a much larger tank to keep them long term.
    When I go fishing I just throw sharp rocks in the water and wait for the dead fish to float to the top... Kingfisher
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    I think my fish is adjusting well to the four gallon, He's laying on his side attempting to go to sleep on the bottom of the gravel.
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    It's not too concentrated, People use it for 10 & 5g tanks - Use Prime.
    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
    Why pretend there are no stupid questions? Actually, There are many stupid questions: "Should I drink this bleach?" Is just one example.
    Having said that, Just because it's a stupid question doesn't mean that it shouldn't be asked. It's better to know.

    A warm beer is better than a cold beer. Because nothing is better than a cold beer, and a warm beer is better than nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goes to 11! View Post
    It's not too concentrated, People use it for 10 & 5g tanks - Use Prime.
    What he ^ said x 2.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goes to 11! View Post
    It's not too concentrated, People use it for 10 & 5g tanks - Use Prime.
    +1 to that
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
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    Yes thank you. I plan to get at least a 30 gallon tank before too long. I was steered wrong by the fish store person so I realize I will have to eat the cost of the tank I already bought. People on this forum said they would help with the transition to the new tank. I am totally new to this and figured the fish store would steer me in the right direction. Instead they totally messed me up from the start.
    “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by atsbill123 View Post
    How about API Stress Coat Water Conditioner? http://www.amazon.com/Stress-Coat-Wa...pr_product_top


    I am looking for water conditioner. A very helpful person suggested another one but I am afraid it is too concentrated for my small tank.

    Is this ok for a 14 gallon one fish tank?
    Prime too concentrated? Nah - you can use half a capful with every water change. It doesn't have to be an exact measurement.

    And BTW, yes, fish store employees can screw you up - they are hired to sell fish and supplies - it is YOUR job to ask questions 1st (here), do research and only bring your money into a store when you know exactly what you are buying.
    Last edited by Stlouisfish; 05-27-2013 at 02:33 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    I use a medicinal syringe, that you can get at most pharmacies..usually used for dosing small amounts of liquid children's medicine...iincrements are in milliliters, which is good for me, because I have a ten gallon tank, which uses 1 milliter of Prime....That Prime is good stuff, it does much more than de-chlorinate, and is very economical...

    It is hard to use too much of it, if you follow thw directions about the cap thread = 1 ml ratio...a little extra won't hurt...if using a siphon, like the one you ordered, use enough Prime to treat the entire tank, not just what you remove during water changes....for 14 gallons, that would be about 1.5 ml...
    Awesome, very helpful. Thank you so much.
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    Ordering Prime now. Seems to be #1 by a mile here :)
    “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

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