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Which ferts to dose dry?

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Which parts of the PMDD recipe can you dose dry? What do you do?
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Most anything but the Plantex CSM and the phosphates can be dosed dry.
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I mix all my ferts in a solution simply because its a lot more accurate when dosing
Its so easy to overdose in dry form IMO



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Plantex and phosphates are the only thing I don't dry dose.
I don't see how it's 'easy to overdose' KNO3 or K2SO4...use a measuring spoon and Chuck's calculator, and it's every bit as simple as dosing a stock solution.

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This may be a dumb question... but why can't you dose Plantex CSM and the phosphates dry?

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It is because you often only need a little bit plantex and phosphate in dry form, hard to measure accurately. If your tank is big enough and needs a fair amount, you can dose them dry too.


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It is because you often only need a little bit plantex and phosphate in dry form, hard to measure accurately. If your tank is big enough and needs a fair amount, you can dose them dry too.
That's why I just ordered these!:

http://www.mileskimball.com/jump.jsp...ProductID=3646

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Yeah, those are great. I got a set from Wal-Mart for 1.97. 1/8, 1/16, and 1/32 tsp.
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Yeah, those are great. I got a set from Wal-Mart for 1.97. 1/8, 1/16, and 1/32 tsp.
D'oh! I wish I knew they carried them.

Oh well.

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cool, I will try to find it at Walmart. It will be very useful in dosing some medications as well.


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