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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-25-2016, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Measuring Spoons

Been thinking of switching to dry dosing for my tank. One of the bigger issues I had with doing this is I did not have any small measuring spoons. Searching the internet for 1/16 tsp led me to many sites which had small measuring spoons for a pinch, dash, drop, etc. but from the various reviews these spoons were not exactly accurate in matching up with 1/32tsp, 1/16tsp, 1/8tsp etc.

Well, evidently my wife is a much better Google'r than I am. I got these for Christmas :-) Thank-you dear.

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That's what I have. The ones that say Pinch, dash, etc. Works fairly well for me. Mini Spoons.


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I use those as well. Got them at bed bath and beyond. 1/8th 1/16th 1/32nd. Pinch dash smidgen
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I dry dose some ferts in my 125. The regular measuring spoons work fine for everything but the small amount of phosphate I dose. For that I add 1/2 tsp to a graduated plastic liter container with a screw on lid filled with water. I can then just pour out a what ever amount I want to get the fraction I need to dose. I usually dose 1/16th of a tsp. If I pour out 1/4 liter from the container I've added 1/16th tsp. in solution. If I want to cut that down or increase it I can just adjust the amount of solution I use from the container.
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Well, evidently my wife is a much better Google'r than I am. I got these for Christmas :-) Thank-you dear.
Immortal1, thanking your wife on a public forum. That is a crafty veteran move. Can't believe I never thought of that. Must be worth a least a few bonus points of some kind.

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If you want to be a little more accurate Google "gram scale". You can find a good one for around 10 bucks.

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If you want to be a little more accurate Google "gram scale". You can find a good one for around 10 bucks.
Yes METRIC = grams. Metric is superior to the imperial system particularly when measuring in small quantities. Just use a small digital scale, I even think seachem makes a digital spoon scale.
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Yes METRIC = grams. Metric is superior to the imperial system particularly when measuring in small quantities. Just use a small digital scale, I even think seachem makes a digital spoon scale.
Using a gram scale for dry dosing is fine but completely unnecessary. The measuring spoons get you close enough. There will be no functional objective improvement with using the scale over the spoons.
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