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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-08-2015, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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Measuring out small doses of liquid ferts

So, I had been struggling with doing this cleanly and with minimal mess for a long time. Then I discovered the secret. Most of you probably know this already, but I thought I would share.

We all use syringes, the kind that pharmacies will give out to use with kid's medication. Well, we also use bottles.
There are plastic stoppers that most pharmacies add to orders for children's medication. They look like this:

If you insert these into your chemical bottles, you can easily extract the chemicals without a spill. The syringe simple gets pressed into the hole in the insert:

I have already started using this with all of my Seachem chemicals.
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Awesome no leak system...thanks.

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Thank you for sharing! I'm new to most of this, so while some people may have already known to do something like this, I had no clue.
Thanks again

Current tanks: 36g bow (glass suddenly cracked, calamity ensued), 65g (Brand new! Would enjoy, welcome, and appreciate any and all info you could think of sharing with someone who's very new to this, but very excited to learn.
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The really nice thing is that most pharmacies will give you both the syringes and the caps for free. Just ask, tell them that you forgot to ask for them when you picked up a prescription.

The Seachem bottles use a 24mm(I contacted them to verify). This is a fairly normal size.
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Excellent. Thanks for the tip!
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