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Noob Question on CSM+B

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plant Fertilization' started by pat w, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. pat w

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    Just got my first batch of ferts and the CSM+B has small white clumps. They're easily broken but the overall mixing isn't as complete as perhaps it should be considering the small 1/4 tsp doses I'll be using.

    I was wondering if there was a valid reason NOT to use something like a powered coffee mill (dedicated of course) to run the stuff through to get a more homogenious blend?

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  2. Biollante

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    Overkill?

    Hi Pat,

    I cannot think of any reason a coffee mill would not work. ;)

    Kind of overkill though, stir it around with a fork maybe. :rolleyes:

    Biollante
     
  3. pat w

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    Bio,

    Overkill ?!? :confused:

    Of course it's overkill.:rolleyes: I just love power tools, and this may be the only chance to use one in connection with this hobby.

    Glad to hear from you. Last I heard you're health was less than 100%. I ment to drop a get well post but the thread was closed down.

    Hang in, bud
    Pat
     
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    A Cup of CSM+B While Dosing Coffee To My Tanks

    Hi Pat,

    Thanks I am doing better.

    I have used flour sifters, hand electric mixer or a rock tumbler, to mix dry ingredients. :)

    Stock solutions are the simple answer to consistency of dosing, particularly when small doses are required. ;)

    However, I have to admit I am becoming a fan of ‘inconsistent dosing’ or dosing ‘on average’ a variation on ‘pulsing’. :gw

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    I typically use the "Dosing When I Remember" method so I add a little extra to even it out. :D

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    Oh, Crap

    You mean there's memory involved.

    I'm screwed!:p

    Really, when I saw the bag you could allmost count the different ingredients. I don't blame anyone. When I did a dry batching system for one of the big dogfood mfg.'s we weren't allowed to let the blended recipe to sit for more than 30 min without remixing. I had to put a special timer in the program just for that. Just run of the mill plant vibrations would cause the different weighted ingredients to start to seperate, so I kind of expected something like this.

    I didn't want to get into mixing stock solutions so I guess I'll just mix it up best I can and weigh up a week' worth at a time in three little bottles I have.

    Thanks
    Pat
     
  7. Brian20

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    I also dose when I remember.: Each week or week and half.
     
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    H E Double Toothpicks

    Me too. For those reasons.
    Anyway, sounds like a good plan for measuring weekly dose. I would like to see a day bags come with a ziplock seal, for any time and all the time I open one. There is a cheese merchant having something they use. Air sealed package, cut open and the bag is resealed using a ziplock. I could ask them. Maybe get some moisture-sorb. Nice thing for a plantex vendor to offer, maybe.
     
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