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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-14-2016, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question new setup

just getting started with a 5 gal aquarium and 16 oz of highly concentrated water conditioner. 1ml conditioners 20 gallons. How can you measure for 5 gal. 1/4 fourth of 1 ml I assume but that is so minute. Is it easy to get to much or is it pretty safe (the tap water conditioner)?
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Re: new setup

There are 10 drops in 1 ml, so you want 2.5 drops. Personally I would only do 2 drops, and here is the reason:

Substrate, decorations, fish, etc., all take up space. Your 5 gallon aquarium will probably only hold 4.5 gallons of water to begin with (take measurements of the inside of the tank instead of the outside, and only measure as high up as you plan on letting the water go, then multiply the 3 numbers together and google the conversion). Then subtract the volume of substrate and decor that is going to go in, and you should be right around 4 gallons.

Currently setup (down to 20!):
8x 10g grow out tanks + 1 microcrab tank
1x 20g female crayfish tank
1x 20g Endler tank
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1x 75g Super Reds
1x 75g + 20g long sump Cats, Pickerel, Bait, and Punkin

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12x 5g
15x 10g
1x 17g
2x 29g
2x 55g
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Re: new setup

Ok, so I was wrong... There are 20 drops in a ML, not 10... I misremembered. :'( so it would be 5 drops, and I would do 4... Sorry about that.

Currently setup (down to 20!):
8x 10g grow out tanks + 1 microcrab tank
1x 20g female crayfish tank
1x 20g Endler tank
2x 20g long crayfish breeders
1x 29g breeder for Mosquito Fish
1x 29g blue crayfish growout tank
1x 45g tall Super Reds
1x 55g Wife's Shrimp tank
1x 60g Platys
1x 75g Super Reds
1x 75g + 20g long sump Cats, Pickerel, Bait, and Punkin

Waiting for room:
4x random <5 gallon
12x 5g
15x 10g
1x 17g
2x 29g
2x 55g
1x 75g
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Re: new setup

The other thing you can do is go to a pharmacy (I use RiteAid because it's right around the corner from where I live, but Walgreen's, etc., have them) and get a 5 ml oral syringe (if you ask at the pharmacy, they will give it to you free), and you can use that to do the drops/measure out 1/4 ml

Currently setup (down to 20!):
8x 10g grow out tanks + 1 microcrab tank
1x 20g female crayfish tank
1x 20g Endler tank
2x 20g long crayfish breeders
1x 29g breeder for Mosquito Fish
1x 29g blue crayfish growout tank
1x 45g tall Super Reds
1x 55g Wife's Shrimp tank
1x 60g Platys
1x 75g Super Reds
1x 75g + 20g long sump Cats, Pickerel, Bait, and Punkin

Waiting for room:
4x random <5 gallon
12x 5g
15x 10g
1x 17g
2x 29g
2x 55g
1x 75g
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