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Old 04-21-2012, 03:52 AM   #1 
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Easy way to shake your nitrAte test bottle #2

It's such a pain to shake the #2 nitrate test bottle (API water test kit). Shake it, pound it, repeat...for 3 or more minutes. And it can still clog up or give you an inaccurate test. Here's an easy way to fix that.

1) Remove the dropper nozzle by wiggling it out very carefully with pliers. Yes, it pops right out. How do you think they get the stuff in there? ;-}

2) Drop in a pea-sized bead or pebble. Glass is best; make sure it's clean.

3) Pop the nozzle back in.

You now have a rattle-can dropper bottle which will mix in less than a minute, and be more accurate as well.
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:53 AM   #2 
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nice tip ^_^ .. reminds me of shaking up nail polish bottles that have been sitting too long
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:58 AM   #3 
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Brilliant! Now I just need a BB pellet.
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Brilliant! Now I just need a BB pellet.
Errr...find a non-metallic pebble, instead. ;-}
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:18 AM   #5 
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Oh, and you may get a different NO3 reading than you're used to. Might be lower. Please verify this for me, Thanks
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