Dosing instructions for aquarium additives are general guidelines that are designed to just that, a guideline. They don’t take into account any details or water parameters of your setup, and following those guidelines strictly may results in too much or too little of a particular substance being dosed. The only way to find out what you need and how much you need is to get a test kit and get to work. Once you find out what you need, slowly dose the desired additive and continually test the water to see how the aquarium responds.
Tip of the Day – 6/13/20120