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Old 07-07-2010, 03:31 PM   #1 
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Seachem Prime

I KNOW this is a good product, but I am always trying to lower my costs.

When I use the regular Prime, I always put in 10 drops/gal. Wondering if I can use Pond Prime in my tanks & use less product?

Anybody know?

Thanks!!!
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:21 PM   #2 
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My regular Prime is only two drops per gallon. What kind are you using?
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:52 PM   #3 
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My regular Prime is only 1-2 drops per gallon. 10 drops is too much (unless you are using it to treat very high levels of ammonia or nitr-ite, -ate).
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:04 PM   #4 
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Agree. Prime is 1 drop per gallon. If you want to cut costs you can buy a quart (or gallon?) of prime offline, even with many tanks that will last a long time.
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:04 PM   #5 
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Hi, all! You are right - I have been overdosing my "kids" AND spending more money than I needed to!!! :( Well, the fish seem fine with the larger amounts of Prime & we just won't tell the husband about the extra $$$$ I spent when I didn't need to. :)

I e-mailed Seachem this aft & asked them & got a response already - I'm impressed!!! Here is what they said:


Thanks for the question and for using Prime. The dosage
for Prime is as follows:

1 capful (5 mL) for each 200 L (50 gallons). For smaller
volumes it is 2 drops per gallon or 1 ml for 10 gallons.

You can certainly use the Pond Prime in your aquarium, but
you will still want to use the above directions.

I hope this helps and let us know if you need further
assistance. Have a wonderful day!
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:26 PM   #6 
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It's nice when people stand behind their product isn't it?

LOL on the 10 drops per gallon. No harm done.
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:03 AM   #7 
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The extra won't hurt them. I've been adding extra prime to all my tanks this week just as a precaution because I can't change water with a hurt ankle.
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:04 AM   #8 
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I use 2 drops per gallon.
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