Originally Posted by RabbitsAreSlow
. I have found dosing instructions for the ammonia neutralizing crystals that I have via marinelands website but nothing for the carbon. So so far the only input for dosage recommendations is 1/2 cup per 10 gallons or "as much as you want". Any other opinions so I can feel more comfortable about my decision?
What are you using ammonia crystals for? Are you trying to treat for high ammonia in your tank? Do you have some kind of problem? You shouldn't need to use any kind of ammonia detoxifier unless you're having a problem....even then, pwc is enough to keep everything under control.
You said you change your water monthly or maybe even more....how much do you change and how often? I'm beginning to think you're seeing high ammonia levels or other issues in your water, because you're not changing the water often enough.
Can you give us a reading of your water parameters?
Can you give us the water changing schedule? How much, how often?
Water conditioner you may use?
Are you using these supplements because you are having a problem in you tank?
Are you using these just because they claim to keep your fish healthy?
If you can answer those, that'll help.....
Personally, if you just using the supplements to help your tank....i would stop, pwc changes are healthy and natural for your fish....
Hope some of that helps...