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Thread: How much of each Chemical!?
10-18-2012, 09:14 PM #1Junior Member Guppy
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How much of each Chemical!?
Okay so this may sound a really stupid question, but one I've always wondered about. When adding chemicals to my tank e.g. Water conditioner during water changes, it says to add say 10ml per 40L of water - does this mean i need to add just enough to treat the water i am adding in my bucket, or does it mean the total volume of my tank e.g 100Liters?
Stupid question I know, but I don't want to be wasting expensive chemicals / not putting enough in!
P.S. Any other tips would be greatly appreciated as I am fairly new to this whole thing :)
10-18-2012, 09:45 PM #2
Add enough water conditioner for the volume of the entire tank. Just add it directly to the tank, not the bucket.
10-18-2012, 10:45 PM #3
If you are doing the bucket method, you could add enough into each bucket. Or if you don't want to calculate how much to put into the bucket, then just treat for the entire tank volume.
10-19-2012, 02:02 AM #4
From a chemistry perspective, you only need enough for the water you are adding... but once that is diluted in tank water, it takes longer for the dechlorinator to detoxify the tap. Pragmatically, you probably don't need to do the whole tank, but I would recommend it as it reduces the chance of damage to your fish.