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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-16-2009, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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How to calculate dosing per gallons?

It is probably a simple concept which I am supposed to know but I don't.

I have a 28 gal. tank with but I don't think I need to dose ferts for 28 gallons of water. There are two bags of Florite substrance (30 lb) and around 30 lb or petrified wood. When I do waterchanges, I know that 10 gal. drains my tank almost to the middle. So, I am thinking that all that I need to count my tank as 20 gallons when I am dosing ferts, meds, etc. Am I correct?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-17-2009, 12:06 AM
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Dosing is typically calculated based on ranges which compensate for the seeming inaccuracy of dosing for the size of the tank. You're making it more complicated than it needs to be. Medication is more particular, but that is best done in a quarantine tank whenever feasible.

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