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Premixing dry ferts for nano?

I'm trying to establish a dosing routine for my 5g shrimp tank... On WC day, can I use tank water to premix the next weeks doses? If I store it like my traces in a opaque bottle in the refridgerator will it store OK? How long will this mix keep? Any tips are appreciated. Thanks!

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I keep my dry doses pre-measured in a pill case. You can get them for about $2 at Walmart or a pharmacy where they hold 7 days worth of pills each in its own "day". Works great.

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That is a good idea, I have one for each of my other tanks that hold 4 7-day containers for a whole month. When I said I pre-mix, I meant pre-mix the dry with water so I can get the dosages accurate, or consistent. I was thinking, for example, I could use the amounts of fertilizer for a 20g tank mixed with say 20mL of water, that should give me 4 5mL doses for a 5g tank. My main concern is if this will keep if I mix a week, or a month at a time. Does anyone do this?
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