06-24-2020, 07:55 AM
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| | Re: My Angelfish Experiment
Originally Posted by Chris829
I did use a dechlorinator/ conditioner (API tap water conditioner) that was for both chlorine and chloramine but your saying I should dose it based on 75 gallons instead of the 25 gallons changed.
As I understand it, the reason for dosing for the total water is to get the concentration of the dechlorinator high enough for it to be effective. So, I always dose for the full tank, and the bottle directions (Seachem Prime) say to do so.
EDIT: I googled a bit and found this in the Seachem website:
"Re: How much PRIME is too much?
Thank you for your questions. The standard dose of Prime (5mL per 50 gallons of water or 2 drops per 1 gallon of water) will only detoxify up to 1ppm ammonia.
It is completely safe to do a double dose of Prime in order to detoxify higher levels of ammonia. In fact, in emergency situations, up to 5 times the recommended amount of Prime is safe. In your case, when changing your betta's water, I would recommend adding 4 drops of Prime per gallon of tap water, in order to detoxify the incoming ammonia. As I said, this is very safe for your fish."