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11-03-2012, 09:59 AM
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So, I was researching dosing containers. I was looking at the bubble magus and a few nice ones on eBay, when I was at work and saw the 1.5l SmartWater bottle I was drinking...they were the perfect bottle if I could only get the label off and start clean. Well, some cooking oil took the residue right off and now I have some nice little canisters.

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I plan on drilling holes in the cap and gluing in an airline coupler in one hole and attaching rigid tube to the inside and the other hold for air to get in.

I would also like to label the bottles with the chemical and also make graduated markings... but I'd like it to look professional. Was thinking either vinyl lettering or transparent printed labels..anyone have any suggestions for that part?
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11-03-2012, 10:26 AM
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If you know someone with a vinyl cutter, I would go that route. Those look great. I have a guy and he has cut some great designs for my car.
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11-03-2012, 10:35 AM
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how big of a tank is this for?
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11-03-2012, 10:35 AM
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65 gallon
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11-03-2012, 10:50 AM
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Full Sps or what?

What size are those bottles?
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11-03-2012, 11:16 AM
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The bottles are 1.5 liter. The tanks is mixed reef right now, but will probably have more sps moving forward.
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11-03-2012, 11:19 AM
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You looking for storage for your doser? or just some bottles to hold stuff while you manually dose?

If its for a doser then what you have is fine. Two holes on top, one airline going to the doser, and the other airline for air. If you want something for manual dosing then get yourself some push pumps for the bottles. The pump mechanism should fit good enough on top of those if you like those bottles.
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11-03-2012, 11:22 AM
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Its for automated dosing. Gonna do exactly what you said. I'll be controlling two dosing pumps with my ReefAngel and getting the pre-portioned 2-part starter package from BRS. That comes with dispensing pumps for their jugs. But no room in my stand for 1 gallon containers. I will dose the magnesium by hand.
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11-06-2012, 08:11 AM
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So does anyone know how or who can do some vinyl lettering for a small job like this?
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11-06-2012, 09:45 AM
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P-Touch not good enough?
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