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Old 04-18-2013, 01:41 PM   #11
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SAFE is much more economical than Pond Prime. A 250 gram container of SAFE is about $8 and treats 50,000 gallons. A 500 ml bottle of Prime is slightly more and treats 5,000 gallons. A 500 ml bottle of Pond Prime is slightly more again and treats 10,000 gallons. So SAFE treats 5 times as much water for less money and comes in a smaller lighter container which will reduce shipping costs.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:13 PM   #12
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You can get ANYTHING shipped if you go about it the right way

I get 1 kg bags of hikari massivore shipped to the UK from the US with no problem

You just need to ask sellers on US eBay via message if you don't ask you don't get its as simple as that
Agreed. I meant, imagine the cost of shipping a 2ltr bottle of pond prime!!!!!.
I have to import most of my stuff anyway....haha
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:26 AM   #13
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I use a cap-full of Prime every time I do a PWC on my 45 gallon. This is nice and easy to measure. The problem is I have a difficult time using it on my 10 gallon QT because I cant measure that small of an amount.
Is the powdered version easier to measure out for smaller applications?
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The powered form of Prime is so concentrated that you would use a very small amount for even a 45 gallon tank very well a 10 gallon one. If these are the only two tanks you have I would stick with the liquid Prime version. You might try an eye dropper to measure for the 10 gallon tank.

The powered version is really for larger tanks as you are not suppose to pre-mix it as it lack the stabilizers in the liquid version.
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I use a cap-full of Prime every time I do a PWC on my 45 gallon. This is nice and easy to measure. The problem is I have a difficult time using it on my 10 gallon QT because I cant measure that small of an amount.
Is the powdered version easier to measure out for smaller applications?
I agree, stick with the liquid. Go to your local chemist or vets and ask them for a 1ml syringe. A rough calculation is you would need about 0.5ml for a 50% water change on a 10g. You'll have to work it out yourself to be sure.
5ml=50g
2.5ml=25g
1.25ml=12.5g and so on....
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:27 PM   #16
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I use a cap-full of Prime every time I do a PWC on my 45 gallon. This is nice and easy to measure. The problem is I have a difficult time using it on my 10 gallon QT because I cant measure that small of an amount.
Is the powdered version easier to measure out for smaller applications?
You can go to your local walgreens and ask the pharmacist for a couple 5ml medicine droppers just tell them it for dosing meds in you aquarium and they will give you a couple free.
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