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01-13-2004 12:31 AM
anonapersona I use baby medicine droppers, 1ml increments to 5 ml, just like a large eye dropper. Find them in the grocery store or maybe a Dollar store.

I store my solutions in glass vitamin jars, I keep the dry materials double bagged in a box under the sink, with a small plastic or glass jar to store maybe 1/4 cup of dry materials so I don't have to dig too deep to make a new solution.

I've begun adding some diluted muratic acid to see if I can keep the Plantex from getting some sort of snot-like stuff in it. Seems to work.

All my solutions are remixed about every month or two so they don't sit around too long.
01-12-2004 09:44 PM
George Willms thanks wp. I did a google search for greg watson and found everytthing but that site!
01-12-2004 08:20 PM
Wasserpest Very difficult to find

http://www.gregwatson.com/products.asp
01-12-2004 07:59 PM
George Willms Can somebody give me the link to greg watson's website? I did a search but still can't seem to find it.
12-10-2003 04:30 PM
malkore you should be able to get an eye dropper at the local pharmacy
12-10-2003 06:05 AM
aeternum23 Gotcha. A couple of my friends are gonna try to sneak me some of their lab-grade bottles and pipettes
12-10-2003 06:02 AM
Ace Use anything as long it can be sealed. Try not to keep it too long or it will be as bad as rotting food.
12-10-2003 01:05 AM
Rex Grigg I dose KNO3 and K2SO4 dry. I dose KH2PO4 and Plantex as a solution. I keep the dry stuff in Rubbermaid containers and the solutions in 500 ml medicine bottles I got from a Pharmacy. I also keep the solutions in the refrigerator.
12-09-2003 11:48 PM
Wasserpest There aren't any useful test kits for K, so you just dose according to Chucks calculator, for example I am adding 1 tsp weekly, and just cut that down to half dosage just to see what will happen :twisted:
12-09-2003 11:39 PM
aeternum23 Ah, I see. In any case, I'll have to wait for my test kits to come in first. I know my NO3 is at 0, but as for P and K, I have no idea where they're at. I'm assuming 0, but I've heard that even a small overdose of P will flood the tank with algae :P .
12-09-2003 11:13 PM
Wasserpest K2SO4 isn't very soluble in water, so it is impossible to make a highly concentrated stock solution like with KNO3. Also, I dose relatively large amounts, like a teaspoon at a time, so it is fairly easy to measure, compared to say PO4 where you need only a tiny amount.
12-09-2003 11:09 PM
aeternum23 Hmmm, I think I'm gonna try asking the pharmacy at Long's and see if they have anything like that 5 ml pipette. Also, why do you dose K2SO4 dry?
12-09-2003 10:54 PM
Wasserpest
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BTW, how do you usually dose?
I have a stock solution for KNO3, and use a 5ml pipet that came with some medication... 13 ml raise the NO3 in my tank by about 5 ppm.

K2SO4 I dose dry, there are those little plastic cups that come with nyquil etc that tell you how much a tsp is.

For anything else like Flourish I use the little 1 ml pipets that come with it...
12-09-2003 09:44 PM
digger Chemestry/laboratory supply stores. Look in communities that have large Universities. In Saint Paul we have http://www.bmelabstore.com/

I think you can order via the web from them.
12-09-2003 09:39 PM
aeternum23 Glass jars it is. BTW, how do you usually dose? I'm looking for stores out there that sell those mini pipets found in the "Fluorish" bottles, but haven't had any luck so far.
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