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Old 02-10-2012, 11:41 AM   #1
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Water Conditioner Question...

When doing water changes or adding water I use a ammonia detoxifier that detoxifies Chloramines, Chlorine, Ammonia, Nitrate, and Nitrite. On the instructions it says to add 1 teaspoon for each 10 gallons. I have a 20 gallon tank. My question is if I do a 25% water change and need to add 5 gallons do I only add half a teaspoon or do I use 2 teaspoons for my 20 gallon tank? Thank you in advance for your help.
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Depends how you change the water:

If you use a Python type thing and fill straight from the tap then dose according to the total volume of the tank before you add the water.

If you use buckets then dose the bucket according to its volume.
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I agree with blert!
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:25 PM   #4
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Not sure what a Python type thing is but I use a bucket to refill. So thanks. Ill make sure to only add it to the bucket's volume. Thanks again
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Depends how you change the water:

If you use a Python type thing and fill straight from the tap then dose according to the total volume of the tank before you add the water.

If you use buckets then dose the bucket according to its volume.
Can I just clarify this? If I use a Python system I should dose water conditioner based upon the total volume of the tank not just the replaced water?
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Can I just clarify this? If I use a Python system I should dose water conditioner based upon the total volume of the tank not just the replaced water?
Yes, the total volume of the tank when using a water changer.
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