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Premixing Dryferts - what to store them in?

SO I ma looking at following Rex Grigg's dosing regime. I like the idea of making batches of ferts in water. The question is what to store them in.

I was thinking some of these:


Pre mix the 250 ml versions, then each morning.. shake, squirt out what I need into a measuring spoon and add to the tank. Quick, easy, no mess.

What do you guys think?
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Personally, I just use micro measuring spoons and scoop the dry powder directly into the tank, because that just works for me... but if I were going to premix my ferts into solution, I would use one of these. Only $6 and no measuring spoon necessary!
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I was just looking up a link to the same type of bottle. I use one for my premix. The only thing is I have to shake it up every time because there is some settling that occurs.


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Those are pretty... hummm Wonder how small the graduations are on that little cup. must investigate...
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Those are pretty... hummm Wonder how small the graduations are on that little cup. must investigate...
The one I have has marks at 10ml, 15ml, 20ml, and 25ml


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I'm with Church I just dump it in dry or you could even mix the dry powders together and mix dump them in at the same time if that's taking to long if you have allot of tanks.

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^ But if you do that, don't mix your CSM+B into the mix. It will react with the macros, from what I understand. Don't take this as the gospel truth, but read up on it first before mixing all your dry ferts together!
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I just keep mine in a small airtight rubbermaid container and dose them dry straight into the tank. No need to dilute and it takes about 3 seconds.

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I'm with all the other dry fert guys if you have multiple tanks like me you can use some plastic Dixie cups and do them all at once, just dump it in the Dixie then in the tank about 2 min total for 4 tanks


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I use the dosing bottles, like Church recommended. For small doses it seems to be easier and more accurate.

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I have used the ketchup dispensers from walmart (like in WarDaddy's first post) for quite a while. I used a spare measuring cylinder from one of my old ammonia test kits. Now I just do dry dosing (exactly as lego mention) and find it much easier without any side effects (haven't seen any yet).

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