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Old 04-08-2011, 07:38 PM   #1 
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Water conditioner and filter question

I have so many questions, I know, but I want the best for my future fish :)
I'm getting my Betta tomorrow, this is day 2 of the tank being set up. I got the heater and the conditioner today along with gravel. Here's my questions.

I got the tetra water conditioner, and it says add a tsp. per 10 gallons, well my tank is 1.5 gallons and I'm not that good at math. Does that mean just a drop im guessing?

Question #2, is a filter NECESSARY? I have one, but it keeps getting un-suctioned and falling down and it takes up a lot of space.

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Old 04-08-2011, 08:16 PM   #2 
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well prime is a tsp per 50 gallon, which is 2 drops a gallon, so I'm thinking 15 drops? my math might be wrong, lol
no, filter isn't necessary, think it's more bother than it is worth in something that small anyways. just make sure to keep up on water changes
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:20 PM   #3 
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You can't get a measurement that small, put in just a little bit less than 1/4 of a teaspoon. The filter is optional.
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:21 PM   #4 
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I assume we're talking about the tetra square tank with the air pump driven tetra "whisper 3i" filter?

Skip the filter for now, it needs some preparation before safe use.

Now's a good time to re-study-up on water changes.


Prime is a red bottle you can probably get from petco/petsupermarket/etc. It would use four drops for a re-fill of your tank.

15 drops sounds about right for the tetra dechlorinator.
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You can't get a measurement that small, put in just a little bit less than 1/4 of a teaspoon. The filter is optional.
Okay. I haven't added any conditioner yet, just to be safe, but i'll add less than 1/4th. Thanks.
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Old 04-08-2011, 08:24 PM   #6 
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15 drops is correct according to my math!

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15 drops is correct according to my math!
For that you'd have to know how many drops are in a TSP. and how big the drops from her bottle is.
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Old 04-09-2011, 02:07 PM   #8 
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Just get Prime. 2 drops per gallon and it takes care of all the nasties. :)
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Okay. I haven't added any conditioner yet, just to be safe, but i'll add less than 1/4th. Thanks.
you can and should get a precise measurement. The solution is a small syringe for dosing medicine for babies, ask your pharmacist, they are about $2
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you can and should get a precise measurement. The solution is a small syringe for dosing medicine for babies, ask your pharmacist, they are about $2
Those come in handy! lucky for me I had a bunch around the house anyways..I use them for measuring out my prime for my 10 gallon tank.
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