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Old 04-12-2010, 06:48 PM   #21 
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IMO 1-2 gallon tanks are a good size. Right now my rescues are all in 1 gallon tanks save on who is in a 2 gallon. 2 gallons are nice because you can put an adjustable heater in them without worrying... but one gallons are really easy to change the water out.
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Old 04-12-2010, 07:02 PM   #22 
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:01 PM   #23 
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Bear in mind that for a tank you are going to be measuring medicine into, smaller sizes are not always practical... of course you don't want to be treating 20g worth of water for 1 betta. That would add up money-wise. But in the same breath, lord help you if you ever find yourself having to divvy up a packet of maracyn powder into 1g portions.

Of course most powder antibiotics can be diluted with water and kept in the fridge but I would never advise refridgerating antibiotics for more than a few days.

So for that reason I prefer a 5g for QT.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:04 PM   #24 
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But in the same breath, lord help you if you ever find yourself having to divvy up a packet of maracyn powder into 1g portions.
I've done it before for a friend.

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It's really bad.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:34 PM   #25 
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Ugh. When I rationed the Maracyn out some months ago for a treatment for Roy Cherry I nearly went insane. I ended up doing it on my desk with a credit card. Made some crack lines, etc.

Not advised, but of course, there are alternative medications and tanks.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:39 PM   #26 
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When I have an actual house then a 5 gallon will be the hospital of choice.. living in a dorm doesn't really lend itself to storing a 5 gallon tank.
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Old 04-12-2010, 10:41 PM   #27 
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Alternative medicines like healthy water changes. Always the first step! Of course we all probably will use medicine at one point. Maracyn 1 is probably the only one I've ever used.
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Ugh. When I rationed the Maracyn out some months ago for a treatment for Roy Cherry I nearly went insane. I ended up doing it on my desk with a credit card. Made some crack lines, etc.

Not advised, but of course, there are alternative medications and tanks.

LOL! Same here! Good thing my parents didn't walk in or I don't know if they'd accept my explaination.

Worst of all was bringing home Levimasole (sold under the table in Canada) in little ziplock baggies... ON public transit, during the Winter Olympics when security was high. Did you know levimasole is one of the most common 'fillers' mixed in with cocaine? Had I been searched I wouldna been in custody until the lab results came back!

Unfortunately most antibiotics are sold in powder form to increase their shelf life.
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LOL! Same here! Good thing my parents didn't walk in or I don't know if they'd accept my explaination.

Worst of all was bringing home Levimasole (sold under the table in Canada) in little ziplock baggies... ON public transit, during the Winter Olympics when security was high. Did you know levimasole is one of the most common 'fillers' mixed in with cocaine? Had I been searched I wouldna been in custody until the lab results came back!

Unfortunately most antibiotics are sold in powder form to increase their shelf life.

You don't know how much these thoughts made me giggle inside, lol :)
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LOL! Same here! Good thing my parents didn't walk in or I don't know if they'd accept my explaination.

Worst of all was bringing home Levimasole (sold under the table in Canada) in little ziplock baggies... ON public transit, during the Winter Olympics when security was high. Did you know levimasole is one of the most common 'fillers' mixed in with cocaine? Had I been searched I wouldna been in custody until the lab results came back!

Unfortunately most antibiotics are sold in powder form to increase their shelf life.
LOL. The things we do for our fish...
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