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Old 09-04-2011, 11:40 PM   #1 
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Unhappy Dumb question ahead...

Okay, so I'm an new betta owner. And I got my betta a 2.5 gallon tank for my dorm room. I also got him water conditioner which says...
Add two teaspoons (10ml) for every 10 gallons of water. I am using tetra aqua safe dechlorinates and conditions.
So here's my stupid question: How many drops is that for a 2.5 gallon tank? please don't judgeee. :o ops:
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:45 PM   #2 
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You just need to get a half teaspoon measure and you'll be fine. ^_^
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:46 PM   #3 
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When I got the smaller container at my local kmart, it had the dropper style lid. It said 7 drops per gallon on the back, so I'd always put 3 extra just in case.

You can't easily overdose on water conditioner unless you dump a majority of the container in. I generally treat anything under 1 gallon with a 1 gallon dose (unless it's a cup).
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ahhh I don't have one :( i'm in my dorm room and i dont have anything like that. i put at least 5 drops in already...
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:48 PM   #5 
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Alright, well for a 2.5 then you'll need about 20 drops.
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:51 PM   #6 
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Alright, I just went and tested how many drops a 1/2 tsp is, and it came to 40... You'll want to get a half tsp measure as soon as you can, because that's a lot of drops to count each time you do a water change.

Edit: I did my test with water, so maybe that accounts for the difference in drop count.
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wow really? okay thanks ^^
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:52 PM   #8 
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so...is it 20..or 40 drops...? O.O
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:55 PM   #9 
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Since you wouldn't have exactly 2 1/2 gallons after the decor and gravel, probably 20 would be fine. Like I said I used water, so that might account for the difference in drop count.
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The tetra water conditioner is definitely thicker in consistency to water. I think the drops are a little bigger than water drops so that might account for it.

My number is based off of the directions for a small bottle of the same brand that treated around 100 gallons.
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