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how do you mesure 1/16+Tsp

Discussion in 'Advanced Strategies and Fertilization' started by Patrice, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. Patrice

    Patrice Guru Class Expert

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    Hi,
    I'me not use to use tsp to dose. I usualy make solutions and dose in ppm. Beacause many on this forum use tsp when they propose fertilizer routine or talk about quantities to dose, that would be great for me to know how you mesure stuff like 1/16+Tsp or 1/8 tsp.
    how mutch is a tsp in ml?
     
  2. Tom Barr

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    1/4 teaspoon = 1.25mls.

    So when you get down below 1/4, often times folks have issues finding the smaller teaspoon measurements.

    You can easily eye ball a 1/4 teaspoon into 1/2, so that's 2x 1/8" teaspoon.

    Divide again into 4x 1/16" teaspoon.
    This is fairly accurate believe it or not.

    You can stick with solutions if you like, but such accuracy is to no real advantage honestly. It may be more conveinent for nano tanks, but not really for the larger systems(say 20 gal and up).

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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    It's hard for me to eyeball 1/4 tsp to 1/8, because of the curved shape of the spoon. So I dissolve 1/4 tsp in 8 ounces of water, and then discard half of it.

    Bill
     
  4. Patrice

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    yeah not bad.
    thx
     
  5. Frolicsome_Flora

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    you could always tip the contents of the 1/8th onto a peice of paper then split it on that, I dont think theres a need to be hugely accurate. This is what I do.
     
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    Lol, I don't even bother. I just pinch my index finger and thumb in the powder, get what is trapped between those fingers and put it in my tank.
     

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