Is it OK to dose dry?

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I was curious if it would work to dose dry ferts directly into the aquarium? I was wondering because if it was then it would be very easy to automate dosing using a relatively inexpensive fish feeder. A unit like the "Rondomatic" would work particularly well because the portions are all individually separated like in a weekly pill dispenser. Here's the link: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/Product/Prod_Display.cfm?pcatid=4464&N=2004+112973

Thanks, Bill
 

VaughnH

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Re: Is it OK to dose dry?

I dose KNO3 and KH2PO4 dry, as I know many do. Traces are hard to dose dry, since the dose amount would be too small to measure accurately. I have yet to see any problem from dosing dry, and the stuff dissolves almost before reaching the bottom of the tank.
 

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Re: Is it OK to dose dry?

Some forms of Potassium Suplphate do not disolve as well as others. If you get it in the powder form it should be fine to dose dry however.