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Plantex CSM+B solution

I mixed up a solution of CSM+B solution maybe 1-2 months ago and now I look into the bottle and there's a bunch of fungus looking gunk and white sediment on the bottom. Is this supposed to happen? Should i just shake vigorously and keep dosing it?

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Strain it out and add excel.
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CSM+B is prone to getting mouldy if it is not stored in the fridge and/or a small amount of mould inhibitor such as glutaraldehyde (Excel) or hydrochloric acid is not added to it.

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+1 to what was said above, but as far as the mold goes I havent heard anyone ever say it was bad for the tank so no worry to continue using it.
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How much excel is a small amount? For a 500ml bottle, what should I add?

I also have the mold problem and I usually boil my water/bottles and it alleviates it but it still eventually shows up.
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I mixed up a solution of CSM+B solution maybe 1-2 months ago and now I look into the bottle and there's a bunch of fungus looking gunk and white sediment on the bottom. Is this supposed to happen? Should i just shake vigorously and keep dosing it?
Hi neilshieh,

I agree with the above, fungus; I had the same problem when I first started mixing up CSM+B. I add about 20 ml of Excel / glutaraldehyde to my 500 ml container and no fungus forms.

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I dose CSM+B dry so I don't get the mold. You can dose it dry if you have the measuring spoons for it.
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