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Hi, hope everyone's well. :) I was finally at my wits end with Amquel Plus when it crashed my pH and went out to Petsmart today and picked up some Prime. The only thing I can't get are the dosages. I scoured their website and found nada. Can someone tell me the measurements for one gallon and ten gallons? How much does 1 mL treat? My tank is 29 gallons and I currently change my water via bucket and milk jug.

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I use Prime and have always used 1mL per 10 gallons with a lot of success :) I measure using 3cc syringes I get from work, but I think the rings inside the bottle top can also be used for measuring? You can pre-treat for the size of the tank - I use a python and gradually add the Prime as I'm adding water. Love it, haven't had any problems so far! Only thing is....if you spill it on a rug....good luck ever getting the smell out

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1 ml per 10 gallons is correct. I like to dose for the entire tank volume, with every water change, as it also detoxifies other things. :)

In your case, I'd pick up a medicine syringe, to get the most accurate dosing.

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Okay, what about 1 gallon? The only way I can refill my water is treating individual gallons.

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Just dose the tank, for the whole tank volume, and add your water as you please. Your fish will be perfectly safe.

If you try to dose for such a small amount, I fear you'll overdose by quite a large margin.

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Okay, what about 1 gallon? The only way I can refill my water is treating individual gallons.

2 drops per gallon. However, you can just add the full dose to the tank before adding the tap water. I would use just under a capful for your 29 gallon.

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Okay, what about 1 gallon? The only way I can refill my water is treating individual gallons.

2 drops per gallon. However, you can just add the full dose to the tank before adding the tap water. I would use just under a capful for your 29 gallon.

What implement would you use for a drop? I imagine not all drops are created equal? :idont

I've always wondered that, actually...

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Okay, what about 1 gallon? The only way I can refill my water is treating individual gallons.

2 drops per gallon. However, you can just add the full dose to the tank before adding the tap water. I would use just under a capful for your 29 gallon.

What implement would you use for a drop? I imagine not all drops are created equal? :idont

I've always wondered that, actually...

Good question. One of my bottles had the dropper-type lid. So I just keep transferring it from bottle to bottle. The Aqueon water conditioner dropper lids work, too. I measured this out awhile back. So, I use 7 drops for my 3.5 gallon buckets. But normally, I do what you do which is to pre-treat the tank with the cap ( 1 full cap for 50 gallons, etc.).

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I have a small bottle of Prime that has a dropper top also. That's what I use for the 10 gallon betta tank. :D I haven't seen one with a dropper top in the stores for quite some time. Mine is years and years old. I just refill it from my big bottle. :teehee

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Here it is:

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To be honest, I usually overdose a bit. And I have never had a problem with Prime and my pH. But, it's not cheap. So, I try not to waste it.

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Here is mine. :o

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Some fish are looking for dinner. :rofl

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:peeka I see Waddles. :teehee

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The reason I am stressing the 1-gallon dosage is because I cannot change out more than 30% of water at a time because a- I'll pass out from exhaustion\craziness and b- I'll spill water all over my mother's prized hardwood floor. To combat this, I change 10-20% daily. That's where the treating-the-whole-tank thing might not work out. But then the fact that treating the individual gallon may not be accurate really leaves my stumped :idont I really want to get a python, but I'm not sure if my sink allows it.

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:peeka I see Waddles. :teehee

Isn't that a book? Where's Waddles?

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The reason I am stressing the 1-gallon dosage is because I cannot change out more than 30% of water at a time because a- I'll pass out from exhaustion\craziness and b- I'll spill water all over my mother's prized hardwood floor. To combat this, I change 10-20% daily. That's where the treating-the-whole-tank thing might not work out. But then the fact that treating the individual gallon may not be accurate really leaves my stumped :idont I really want to get a python, but I'm not sure if my sink allows it.

Okay, 10% of 30 gallons would be 3 gallons. So, you would add about 6 drops to the tank and then add the 3 gallons of tap water. However, small water changes aren't really effective for lowering Nitrates, etc. So, I would recommend larger water changes when you get a python. There are adapters for all kinds of sinks.

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I wouldn't worry about overdosing using drops. This would be pretty hard to do considering you can dose up to 5x the recommended amount of prime safely ;)

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