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Old 07-06-2012, 03:28 PM   #1 
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Please help, I ran out of water conditioner!

So I started my weekly 50% water changes in my 10 gallon today without checking first to see if I had enough conditioner. After I vac. the tank, and took out the 5 gallons, I went searching for the conditioner, only to find a tiny bit left in the bottle. When I do the water changes, I add a few drops of conditioner to each gallon, and then add the rest after the tank is full again. I did that today, and just added a little to each gallon, and I only ended up putting 3 gallons back in the tank. THen I just squirted all that was left of the conditioner into the tank. Will my two males be okay until I can get some more conditioner tomorrow?
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:40 PM   #2 
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So, did you use enough conditioner for the 3 gallons of water you have in there? If that is the case, and you just lowered their water level, they'll be fine, don't worry about it. :)
They can handle a lower water level for a day and be fine. :)
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:00 PM   #3 
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I'm actually not sure. The directions say 1 teaspoon for every 10 gallons. Normally I just put a few drops in each gallon, and then the full dose after all of the water is replaced. So I'm thinking that the drops that I did get to put in each gallon today was enough.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:07 PM   #4 
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It sounds like it. :) And, I know I've forgotten the conditioner a time or two (realized it within an hour or so if not sooner) and my guys have been fine. They're tough little fishies, and I agree, I really think that they had enough conditioner to be safe with. :)

Do you use conditioner with a stress coat additive? That's the only thing I might add when you put in the rest of the water, just in case there was a bit of chlorine still in there that got missed. :)
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:14 PM   #5 
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I think so. I use the stuff from walmart. (Aquasafe?)
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Old 07-07-2012, 03:54 AM   #6 
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I just brought sodium thiosulfate and thinking about dilute my own water conditioner because it cost me too much money to use commercial water conditioner

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