View Full Version : water conditioner dosage?

05-09-2003, 06:04 AM
The directions on the bottle of water conditioner that I use to remove Chloramine during water changes says to use 1 teaspoon per 10 gallons of water.
I remove and replace only 2 gallons of my 10 gallon tank. Does that mean that I should only use 2/10 of a teaspoon when I change the water
I would think that if I used 1 teaspoon during every water change, there would eventually be a build up of this chemical.
What are your thoughts?

05-09-2003, 08:48 AM
You don't need to be too careful in your measuring with these types of things. Just make sure you're not under-treating the water. Chlorine/chloramine concentrations vary from region to region and from season to season, so most water treatment products are desgined to be safe to overuse to some degree. Prime, my preference, for instance states its dosage precautions on the bottle, and they're very liberal.

05-09-2003, 12:47 PM
Thanks !

05-09-2003, 02:21 PM
Sometimes you can find water conditioner that measures itself by drops/gallon.

Also, you can get a ten gallon jug and let the water age after treating it. I don't know how frequently you water change, but this could work if you do it often enough.

05-09-2003, 05:18 PM
If you do that, make sure you aerate it.