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dprUsh83 09-12-2006 11:42 AM

Adding just a touch of water
 
Well after cycling my water it left the water a little lower than I like (not because it's dangerous or anything..it just doesn't look as good). My measurements for treating water only really works by the gallon, but I don't need to add that much. My question, then, is can I treat a gallon of water, let it sit for a while to treat all the water, and then just pour in about 1/4 a gallon? If that is possible, is it safe to put the 3/4 back and pour it in a week later when I do the next cycling?

jsm11482 09-12-2006 02:16 PM

I don't see why that would be an issue...as long as the water is dechlorinated, etc.

dprUsh83 09-12-2006 02:17 PM

Since it's basically a group of droplets per gallon, how long should I let it sit in the gallon before it is all considered safely dechlorinized?

jsm11482 09-12-2006 02:41 PM

I dont know what I'm talking about but have heard that you just add the dechlorinator, stir it, and its good to go. Maybe let it sit for 15min to be safe?? Either way I would wait for someone else to comment since I am a novice!

joeshmoe 09-12-2006 04:37 PM

you can do it two ways 1:put the water then add the dechlorinator 2:put the water in a bucket stir it up then put it in the tank. and i think your useing the cylce worng ;)

jsm11482 09-12-2006 05:04 PM

I thought it was not ok to add the dechlorinator directly to the tank?

joeshmoe 09-12-2006 05:14 PM

i heard ppl say that but some times i put it right in never hurt anything :wink:

crazie.eddie 09-12-2006 05:51 PM

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Oceane 09-12-2006 08:40 PM

Since a gallon is roughly equivalent to 5 litres of water, treat a litre by dividing your number of drops by 5 for a gallon. That is if you just want topping up.


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