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Old 08-19-2003, 08:05 PM   #1
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Actual volume=tank volume-displacement from gravel, rocks...

Just curious....Does anyone take into acount the volume displaced by driftwood, large rocks and all their gravel when dosing their aquariums with treatment?
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I think its a bit to exact. Your probably going to spend more energy calculating out 'acutal volume' than its worth.
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Most medications are not going to have adverse effects if not dosed exactly. You are absolutely right, though, because I think many people would be surprised to see how much water is displaced by the substrate alone.
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Hey - I figure nothing wrong with being anally-retentive when it comes to my fish.
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Water displacement

Hi, I took this into account when medicating my tank. But it's easy for me because my tank is so small. It's 5 1/2 gallons, and I remember when I filled it that it actually held 4 1/2 gallons. I decided that I could still medicate at the 5 gallon dose, and the fish were fine and got better quickly.
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