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Old 08-07-2012, 10:48 AM   #11 
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It depends on how large the tank is, and whether or not it is filtered before you do any 100% water changes... if the tank is unfiltered and below 5 gallons then you want to do regular weekly water changes as waste and debris build up and a few drops of a chemical at one time or another won't stop the build up of ammonia and such.
yea i dont think you can use it on a tank smaller than five gallons which is why it says one cap per 5 gallons
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:50 AM   #12 
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If you look at most conditioners, it says something similar.. most people tend to go for larger tanks so the manufacturers put directions on for them rather then smaller tanks. I think they should just place directions "per gallon" to make it easier on everyone lol
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Old 08-07-2012, 11:41 AM   #13 
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i may try it but im sure you can reduce the amount to half it says 1teaspoon per 5 gallons so it would be half a teaspoon for 2.5 gallons right?
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:08 PM   #14 
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I wouldn't.
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Old 08-07-2012, 12:19 PM   #15 
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Old 08-15-2012, 01:30 AM   #16 
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That is some ridiculous CRAP. Makes me mad to just see it.
Promotes irresponsibilty & laziness.

Part of having a fish means doing weekly water changes, if someones not up to that they should have a fish.

Maybe im just weird but I kind of enjoy doing water changes, providing my fish with a clean healthy environment and taking care of her, its rewarding to me.

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Old 08-15-2012, 01:34 AM   #17 
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It has good reviews because it hasn't killed a fish. But unless they are testing multiple times a day for multiple days, keeping a chart, etc etc.. most people will just be basing their opinion on whether the tank looks clean or not, and whether or not the fish is alive.
That is so true. ive seen people on the forum bring home pet store fish where the pet store water measured more than 8 ppm ammonia. theyre hardy little buggers
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:03 AM   #18 
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I honestly wouldn't EVER use that stuff, one more chemical in your tank, that is more likely to kill your fish, instead of actually going and working for your fish, to keep it alive. Having a fish IS a responsibility, not a toy you can toss in the closet when you are done with. Keep that in mind when you look at these things. If you work hard, your work will pay off in the end! :D I'd rather vaccum my tank weekly/bi-weekly, then use that. Yeah, it'd be nice, but no thanks, I like my betta alive and well.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:31 PM   #19 
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I really don't see the point in adding chemicals to the water if they aren't needed...I'd rather do my water changes!
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:34 PM   #20 
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http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...2352&lmdn=Fish

does anybody have thoughts on this or even use this product? would something like this be more harmful or more helpful? should this even be a consideration?
I used to use that, with WEEKLY water changes, just to keep water parameters stable.

I know realized that the less chemicals you add to your tank the better, so now i just use tetra water conditonder/dechlorinator.

I think you would be better of without it
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