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    Easy, cheap way to fill your TF-100's graduated cylinders

    I just thought I'd throw this out there. I've been using a small pipette to fill my graduated cylinders and it takes multiple squeezes. I ran over to Walmart to see what they had to make it faster. I grabbed one of these, 97. Or you can splurge and get a colored ketchup and mustard (oh, the horror!) pair for $1.97. Makes it really easy to fill to the mark for different tests:

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    Re: Easy, cheap way to fill your TF-100's graduated cylinders

    I bet that does work well! I will be picking one up today! THANKS! Cheap and big enough to get a whole set of tests worth of water.

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    Re: Easy, cheap way to fill your TF-100's graduated cylinders

    A great idea. I use a turkey baster myself which allows me to get the sample from a few inches down without getting my hands wet.

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    Re: Easy, cheap way to fill your TF-100's graduated cylinders

    I use a free bottle I got from Leslie's, when I needed salt.
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    Re: Easy, cheap way to fill your TF-100's graduated cylinders

    Yep, I use the Leslie's bottle they gave me (actually have two) when I used to take my water to them, have them test it (not precisely enough), and then pay them $100 every trip for something that fixes the last thing they had me do.
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    Re: Easy, cheap way to fill your TF-100's graduated cylinders

    But I really like their pool salt, which is the only thing I've bought there.
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    Re: Easy, cheap way to fill your TF-100's graduated cylinders

    same here, cheap turkey baster, I dip it about 13 inches down in the deep end til the bulb is submerged then get the sample.
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    Re: Easy, cheap way to fill your TF-100's graduated cylinders

    Quote Originally Posted by _Eric_ View Post
    I just thought I'd throw this out there. I've been using a small pipette to fill my graduated cylinders and it takes multiple squeezes. I ran over to Walmart to see what they had to make it faster. I grabbed one of these, 97. Or you can splurge and get a colored ketchup and mustard (oh, the horror!) pair for $1.97. Makes it really easy to fill to the mark for different tests:


    Exactly what I use and it works great!
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    Re: Easy, cheap way to fill your TF-100's graduated cylinders

    If you have an empty 8oz R-0013 CYA Reagent bottle handy that works very well also.
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    Re: Easy, cheap way to fill your TF-100's graduated cylinders

    That is exactly what I have also. 88 cents from walmart. Works great. Put mine in the water upside down til I get about 2ft down and then turn it upright

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    Re: Easy, cheap way to fill your TF-100's graduated cylinders

    A great idea! One TFP expert suggested a cheap syringe from ebay and it works well, too.
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    Re: Easy, cheap way to fill your TF-100's graduated cylinders

    Quote Originally Posted by Cody View Post
    Yep, I use the Leslie's bottle they gave me (actually have two) when I used to take my water to them, have them test it (not precisely enough), and then pay them $100 every trip for something that fixes the last thing they had me do.
    Me too.
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    Re: Easy, cheap way to fill your TF-100's graduated cylinders

    I stopped by a local pharmacy and bought a bunch of 10ml syringes for 25 each - fast easy accurate

    although I do have the same bottle you showed - I use it to squirt liquid chlorine into the niches behind my lights once a week
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    Re: Easy, cheap way to fill your TF-100's graduated cylinders

    I have a sciency plastic bottle i picked up on Amazon. Something like this https://www.amazon.com/ACM-Economy-B...9824537&sr=1-2

    I like the bent tip and the fact that i don't need to invert to squeeze the water.
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