Water Volume with silica sand?

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  1. Reafer

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    Basicly i am trying to calculate meds and am wondering. do i take the mesurements from above the substrate , silica sand, or do i take it from the base of the tank? I would think that the silica sand would take up alot of the volume of the water. not to mention the stones and pot plants...
     
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    You'd do the following....

    L (cm) x B(cm) x H(cm)
    (Use your height measurement from the bottom of the substrate to the level of the water)

    Divide by 1000
    Subtract 10% of your answer for water displacement due to substrate, plants etc.

    I've never had a problem doing it this way :)

    Don't forget that if you have sensitive fish such as loaches in the tank that you should use half dose usually.
     
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    Multiply by 1000
    less 10%
     
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    Divide by 1000
    subtract 10%
     
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    my bad
    lol
    was thinking l * b * h in metres

    cms is kinda hard to work with in larger tanks
     
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    :D No problem, just didn't want anyone getting all confused and WAY over dosing :):)
     
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    LOL

    dosing bottles would have to be much larger
     
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    They'd have to be HUGE :D:D Imagine our water bills :eek:
     
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    If I dose Anti Stress meds according to this calculation, I would land up with "Jamaican" fish...

    "like to-t-a-lly awesome d-u-de...." (*with a far away look in their eyes*)
     
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