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12-13-2012 03:21 AM
m00se You got it!
12-13-2012 02:59 AM
CAM6467 Awesome idea! I'm going to get myself a set of those as soon as I can get to a Hobby Lobby!! Thank your sister from us all!
12-02-2012 03:54 PM
m00se
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Originally Posted by shinycard255 View Post
This is brilliant. I have noticed that the pill containers don't actually tightly seal and have been looking for a replacement. I might have to swing by a hobby store later

Hahaha - good on ya then! They work great, but I must tell you... I was having lunch with my older sister (I am old - she is "older" and I won't tell you my nickname!!!)(NO!!!) but anyway, so we were chowhounding at a restaurant and casually talking about whatever, and I said I was looking for a substitute for the pill minders due to the leakage thing. On to other topics through lunch and she never let on that she even understood let alone cared....now I don't see the sis too often as she's 50 mi north of me, and she's a busy seamstress who never seems to have 20 minutes to herself let alone a whole day, but it might have been a holiday...Easter? Maybe...We greet/hug/how are ya, and next thing I know she drops these paint pots in my lap. Viola! I was so excited LOL

Anyway

TL;DR: Thank my sister Pat!
12-02-2012 03:24 PM
tylergvolk I went to Micheals which is a arts and crafts store and I bought 4 small containers that are screw top and 4 larger container to hold the bulk of the fertilizer.

I also order small measuring spoons off eBay.

I should be good to go for Monday when I start to dose my tanks.
12-02-2012 02:48 PM
shinycard255
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Originally Posted by m00se View Post
This is what I found for my ferts. Works better than the pill minders because the lids seal. I was spilling powder all over the place with the minders. You can find these at Michaels or Hobby Lobby cheap. I think I paid $3 for a bag of 4.

This is brilliant. I have noticed that the pill containers don't actually tightly seal and have been looking for a replacement. I might have to swing by a hobby store later
11-30-2012 02:05 PM
m00se This is what I found for my ferts. Works better than the pill minders because the lids seal. I was spilling powder all over the place with the minders. You can find these at Michaels or Hobby Lobby cheap. I think I paid $3 for a bag of 4.

11-30-2012 01:51 PM
Seattle_Aquarist
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Instead of getting measuring spoons, why don't you pick up a weight scale from amazon. Best investment I made and very reliable. Just figure out how much of each fertilizer to dose using Yet Another Nutrient Calculator and you are set. You can then buy one of those weekly pill cases and measure it out for each day and just dump in that day's fertilizer. DONE
Hi shinycard255,

I agree a digital scale is nice but certainly not a necessity. When I started in the hobby I bought one because my first dosing method was PPS-Pro and I needed a scale to weigh the chemicals to mix the macro and micro solutions.

With the EI method I dose most of my nutrients dry, so the scale just sits there most of the time. However I do like to dose my CSM+B in liquid form so I use the scale once every 4 months to mix up new micro solution.

The pill container idea is good; but couldn't you use the spoons to fill the compartments faster than weighing?
11-30-2012 01:47 PM
m00se If you have a Maines locally, they have them too.
11-30-2012 01:39 PM
shinycard255 Instead of getting measuring spoons, why don't you pick up a weight scale from amazon. Best investment I made and very reliable. Just figure out how much of each fertilizer to dose using Yet Another Nutrient Calculator and you are set. You can then buy one of those weekly pill cases and measure it out for each day and just dump in that day's fertilizer. DONE
11-30-2012 05:01 AM
tylergvolk
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Originally Posted by Seattle_Aquarist View Post
Hi PlantedRich,

I agree, it is an Estimative Index. But I do want to be consist in my dosing so I know what adjustments to make if deficiencies show up.
Yup, I realize EI is an estimated method, but as Seattle said consistency for adjustment. And well, I just feel better about dry dosing as this will be my first time and I want to get it right.
11-29-2012 11:32 PM
Seattle_Aquarist
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But then since we are talking about an ESTIMATE, it is not something that will be exact. I try for a uniform amount but it is not important that it be exact. Definition of estimate?
Hi PlantedRich,

I agree, it is an Estimative Index. But I do want to be consist in my dosing so I know what adjustments to make if deficiencies show up.
11-29-2012 09:01 PM
PlantedRich But then since we are talking about an ESTIMATE, it is not something that will be exact. I try for a uniform amount but it is not important that it be exact. Definition of estimate?
11-29-2012 07:33 PM
rrastro My spoons from ebay also had 1/64th = drop
11-29-2012 06:23 PM
orchidman i got some (on amazong i think) that go all the way down to 1/64 tsp
11-29-2012 06:20 PM
penpal Didn't even know they made measuring spoons that small, I use my fingers for anything less then 1/4 tsp.

1/8 I use my thumbs and first two fingers.
1/16 I use my thumbs and index finger.
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