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tylergvolk 11-29-2012 05:09 PM

Measureing Spoons
 
Where can I get measuring spoons that go as small at 1/32?

I need spoon to start my dry dosing EI etc.

Thanks.

Seattle_Aquarist 11-29-2012 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by tylergvolk (Post 2093371)
Where can I get measuring spoons that go as small at 1/32?

I need spoon to start my dry dosing EI etc.

Thanks.

Hi tylergvolk,

Look up "DASH SMIDGEN PINCH" on google, set of three for $4 to $12. Linens and Things has them for about $11. I think I got mine at Bed, Bath, and Beyond for about $7 with 20% off coupon.

Dash = 1/8 tsp
Pinch = 1/16 tsp
Smidgen = 1/32 tsp

tylergvolk 11-29-2012 05:30 PM

Perfect, thank you for the quick reply. That is exactly what I needed to know. Much appreciated.

penpal 11-29-2012 06:20 PM

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.

orchidman 11-29-2012 06:23 PM

i got some (on amazong i think) that go all the way down to 1/64 tsp

rrastro 11-29-2012 07:33 PM

My spoons from ebay also had 1/64th = drop

PlantedRich 11-29-2012 09:01 PM

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?

Seattle_Aquarist 11-29-2012 11:32 PM

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Originally Posted by PlantedRich (Post 2093599)
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.

tylergvolk 11-30-2012 05:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Seattle_Aquarist (Post 2093741)
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.

shinycard255 11-30-2012 01:39 PM

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

m00se 11-30-2012 01:47 PM

If you have a Maines locally, they have them too.

Seattle_Aquarist 11-30-2012 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by shinycard255 (Post 2094337)
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?

m00se 11-30-2012 02:05 PM

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.

http://i.imgur.com/5Rptqh.jpg

shinycard255 12-02-2012 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by m00se (Post 2094356)
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.

http://i.imgur.com/5Rptqh.jpg

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

tylergvolk 12-02-2012 03:24 PM

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.


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