Enter the aquarium size (gallons), the current copper power level (PPM), and the desired copper power level (PPM) into the Copper Power Dosing Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Copper Power Dosing. 

Copper Power Dosing Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Copper Power Dosing. 

CPD = S / 1.695 * (DCP – CCP) 

Variables:

  • CPD is the Copper Power Dosing (mL of copper dosed)
  • S is the aquarium size (gallons) 
  • CCP is the current copper power level (PPM) 
  • DCP is the desired copper power level (PPM) 

How to Calculate Copper Power Dosing?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Copper Power Dosing.


  1. First, determine the aquarium size (gallons).
  2. Next, determine the current copper power level (PPM). 
  3. Next, determine the desired copper power level (PPM). 
  4. Next, gather the formula from above = CPD = S / 1.695 * (DCP – CCP) 
  5. Finally, calculate the Copper Power Dosing.
  6. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above. 

Example Problem:

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

aquarium size (gallons) = 30

current copper power level (PPM) = 2

desired copper power level (PPM) = 4

CPD = S / 1.695 * (DCP – CCP)  =  ?