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Old 03-16-2012, 10:32 AM   #1 
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Conversions and Water Conditioner

Hello everyone!

So, I've been using Tetra Aquasafe plus for the past week and have recently become concerned that I'm adding too much. It says to add 5mL (1 teaspoon) for every 10 gallons, which means there's .5 mL (.1 teaspoons) per gallon. I have a tank that's about 3gal, so I'd need 1.5 mL for the correct amount, maybe 2 mL just to be safe.
What's the best way to measure this out? An eyedropper? In all honesty, I may just buy a graduated cylinder, lol.

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Old 03-16-2012, 02:40 PM   #2 
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Your calculations are correct. I like to use pipette to measure out small thing like that. I even need to use a syringe to measure out the prime because it is .1 mL per gal.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:55 PM   #3 
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A pipette sounds good. How many drops make up a mL?
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It depends on the size of the opening. That's why I always go by mL. Drops aren't a standard measurement.
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:23 AM   #5 
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I use the syringes found with baby medicine. I think you can find those at the drug store. I got mine free from my sister :)
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:50 AM   #6 
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Also a great place for small syringes is a vet! Or a farm supply store!
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:38 AM   #7 
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The extra amount shouldn't harm your fish. I've found myself "eyeballing" amounts of Prime conditioner because I cannot locate my syringe quite a few times and it hasn't harmed my fish. BUT Prime conditioner says on the bottle that you can use more if necessary.
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