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Dry dosing measurements

I've been mixing solutions and ran out. I think I'll try dry dosing.

From the sticky thread I came up with this which is probably close enough to my 90g. I have lots of fish and feed heavy anyway. lol

60~80gal
50% H20 change-weekly
3/4 Tsp-KN03 3x a week
3/16 Tsp-KH2P04 3x a week
1 Tsp-GH booster once a week
15ml 3/16Tsp-Trace 3x a week
Optional
4-8ml-Fe/Iron 3x a week

I have everything but the GH Booster which I doubt I need anyway.

What do you use to measure 3/16 Tsp? lol

Does the trace have to be mixed in a solution first. That schedule offers both Tsp and ml for trace so I'm slightly confused.

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I use these here. You can get them from Bed, Bath and Beyond.

The two measurements are just your options. You can mix 1tbsp of CSM+B with 250ml of water and then take that mix and dose 15ml or just dose 3/16 dry. You can make the "pre mix" in any amount of water as you like just as long as you know that you are dosing 3/16s 3x a week.

EDIT:I personally make my life more difficult then I need to. I have 250ml bottles that I use. They hold roughly 3x1/3 cups of water. I make my mixes weekly as my tank is still in the "fine tuning" stage. That being said, I have a 75g and without doing the math(I'm lazy), I put 9x1/16s(pinch) in the bottle and dose 1/3 cup 3x a week.

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I pre mix 2 TBSP into 500ml and dose 15ml in my 75 with about 90 gallons water, three times weekly!


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I just use 1/4 tsp instead of 3/16.
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the trace mix is just two different options. If you mix a solution, dose that many ml, otherwise, just get the spoons linked above and spoon that much into the tank.


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I just decided to mix up a couple new bottles of the stuff. Looking at it from a time standpoint the premix is easier since it gets it down to two bottles. I make a mess with the powders every time I open the bags.

Just have to be sure I have the front door of my shop locked so nobody comes in whilst I have my gram scale out on the front counter. lol

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Just have to be sure I have the front door of my shop locked so nobody comes in whilst I have my gram scale out on the front counter. lol
No officer, I am not a suspicious individual weighing and portioning out a mysterious, unlabeled white powder.

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