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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-01-2011, 03:31 AM Thread Starter
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Iron is making my water cloudy?

Every time I dose iron, flourish iron, the water in my tank becomes opaque.

Anyone have any ideas?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-03-2011, 02:10 PM
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Check that you are dosing correctly. The only fert i use is Flourish iron and I haven't had any clouding in my water. I dose the recommended amount every morning before I turn the tank lights on. Sounds like you may be using too much?
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Gluconate iron such as Flourish (both Comprehensive and Iron)
is weakly chelated compared to EDTA and DTPA.
Pro: plants can take up easily.
Con: prone to precipitate in high pH and KH water.
The clouding you see is the precipitation.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-04-2011, 03:05 AM Thread Starter
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I figured it was precipitating out I checked using the flourish to make sure that wasn't the iron solution I made it myself using dry ferts.
last week when I checked the parameters in my tank I was sitting in about 2.5 ppm P and it seems when I goes 1 ppm Fe then the water will get cloudy
thank you I'm glad that I was on the right in the way that I was thinking
I appreciate the help
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