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Triple sulfa   4/17/10
Hello, Can you tell me why you have to change 25 percent of water before adding second dose as suggested on package of triple sulfa, I am asking because I changed water after first dose and am not quite sure I got 25
percent of it changed out, only about 3.5 or 4 gallons from a 20 gallon tank, Will this cause overdose if I didn't get all the water changed before adding second round of triple sulfa?
<You should be fine. But do be aware most 20 gallon tanks don't actually contain anything like 20 gallons. A "long" 20 US gallon tank for example only contains 18.7 gallons, even when devoid of rocks and gravel, while a "high" 20 US gallon tank contains just under 20 gallons. It's a good idea when setting up a new aquarium to add the rocks and gravel, and then count how many 3 or whatever gallon buckets you need to fill it up. A good idea is to knock about 10-15% off the nominal aquarium volume to estimate its true capacity. So a "long" 20 US gallon tank probably only contains around 16 gallons of water. Cheers, Neale.>

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