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Old 03-26-2006, 10:00 AM   #1
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Another Seachem Prime question

I have used stress coat for years and I decided to try Prime instead. I bought a big bottle of it. The directions says a capful for 100 gallons. I am using it for water changes in my 46 and 40 gal tanks. Is there a smaller measurement? Some amount for every 10 gallons or something like that.
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Old 03-26-2006, 10:12 AM   #2
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1 ml per 10 gal. Go to Wal-Mart or Walgreens or other pharmacy and buy a baby medicine syringe. The one that the pharmacist gave us goes up to 10 ml but we found one on the shelf that goes up to 15 ml.
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Thanks. I will look for one.
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If you're dechlorinating smaller amounts of water, the dose is 2 drops per gallon. HTH
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You don't need to buy anything, just eyeball it. It's really not a critical thing.
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Most pharmacies give the baby medicine syringes free. And I think the one that we bought was $.50. It's not a big expense.
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I have found that Prime comes in three sizes. I use the medium (8.5 oz) bottle for my 46 gallon tank because of the cap size. It is 1 cap full for 50 gallons.

I also have the smaller bottle for my betta tank. It has a drip cap and it is 2 drips for every 1 gallon of water. Hope this helps a bit.
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Each thread on the cap of Prime is 1mL, making the cap 5mL.
for your size tank, just dose an even capful and you'll be fine. a little extra Prime will NOT harm fish in any way.

In fact, you can triple dose prime to detoxify heavy metals.
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