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If you can find a small spoon that gives you an acceptable dose, do it. It is 10 times easier than using a scale.

This is why I made a pump system for our products, cause the weighing is nonsense.

If you can make it so that you dose one size spoon on one day and one size on the other day, life will be easy enough. If you need different size spoons on the same day, get enough for everything you dose. Then you can leave it in the bag/box/etc and it will never have to be thought about.
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That's what I was adding before I started putting potassium in with the GH booster. .4 grams
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I think a if it a nano you can get away with spoons. Sorry to go off topic but I wonder what people think when they see you have a gram scale and a tightly packed bag of white powder next to each other...lol.

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I think a if it a nano you can get away with spoons. Sorry to go off topic but I wonder what people think when they see you have a gram scale and a tightly packed bag of white powder next to each other...lol.
Add a razor blade and you complete the image. lol

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So .01 wouldn't be accurate enough?

I don't really mind measuring the powders. I'd probably just use a piece of paper and a razor blade to divide and measure my portions.
Instead of paper you can use a mirror for the retro effect!
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Sorry to go off topic but I wonder what people think when they see you have a gram scale and a tightly packed bag of white powder next to each other...lol.
It's funny you said that, one of my very good friends is a cop and I put everything away when he comes over to avoid talking about a gram scale and what KNO3 is.
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It's funny you said that, one of my very good friends is a cop and I put everything away when he comes over to avoid talking about a gram scale and what KNO3 is.
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you can always underdose... no need to be spot on right? :P
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I was thinking about ordering some dry ferts since I'm about to run out of Seachem potassium. From what I've read, dry ferts can last for a long time is used correctly. I'd be dosing these ferts for my nanos. Since the amounts I'd be using would be small (the tanks are low+medium tech) would I be better off using mini measuring spoons or a gram scale?
Hi Monster Fish,

I agree that Dash, Pinch, Smidgen spoons are the easiest if 10 gallons or larger; for smaller tanks I mix up stock solution and dose per ml.

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