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I use seachem equilibrium to mineralize RO water for water change. I use a water pump to mix the water and leave it overnight. Next day after water change, i recognize a brown film on my black water storage. i am sure that it is the cause from seachem equilirium.

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I have also noticed this too when I mix it in my water change container. I switched over to making my own custom GH booster and I no longer see this happen. I am guessing it's the Mn and Fe in the seachem gh booster that is doing this.
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I have also noticed this too when I mix it in my water change container. I switched over to making my own custom GH booster and I no longer see this happen. I am guessing it's the Mn and Fe in the seachem gh booster that is doing this.
Thanks for the reply.

i recognize that there is Fe in seachem. i am dosing Easy Iron from Aquarium-coop too. i recognize that my canister filter get dirty very quick with diaton/brwon slimy stuff. Do you think i overdose FE and causing browny dirt in the canister?
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Sachem equilibrium is a sulfate GH booster. Sulfate GH boosters generally have low solubility than the very common chloride GH boosters. As a result it is generally added dry directly into the aquarium. If you try to resolve enough of it in a 1 litter bottle for your aquarium some will not dissolve because the concentration is too high. But it does have iron sulfate in it which is only stable in very acidic water so it could also be the iron precipitating out. Nilocg.com does sell a sulfate GH booster without iron.

So switching to the nilocg GH booster may solve your issue. Or you can try just adding the Gh booster directly to the aquarium may solve the issue
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