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So I know there's a trick to make this not happen . I have my.kh2po4 and my kno3 together in one 16 oz dosing bottle. Then I have my plaintext csm+b in another 16 0z dosing bottle. I dose two ounces a day of just one. Then the other the alowing day. My plaintext (which I know isn't how u spell it but my phone won't stop auto correcting so ill leave it ) won't stop getting little cloudy pieces of stuff in it. I keep it out of the light as best as I can .. should I paint the bottle black. Or wrap it in tape. Isn't there something I can add to the mix to help this
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Sounds like fungus in the mix. Yes, paint it black, or wrap foil around the bottle, keep it in the fridge and apparently you can add a few mL of Flourish Excel to the bottle to keep it from growing anything, though I do not remember how many mL per mL of solution.
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You can add about 10 mls of Excel to the CMS mix.

Some folks add vinegar(like 100mls of 5% distilled white), then add the CMS about a 1-2 minutes later to the water.
I use very hot tap water, then mix the CMS myself.
But I also go through the CMS liquid quick.




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You can add about 10 mls of Excel to the CMS mix.

Some folks add vinegar(like 100mls of 5% distilled white), then add the CMS about a 1-2 minutes later to the water.
I use very hot tap water, then mix the CMS myself.
But I also go through the CMS liquid quick.

Can you just put the dry ferts in hot tap water? this is the first time I heard of it. I use to use RO Water to mix them. if hot tap water works, I will use it next time.
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Can you just put the dry ferts in hot tap water? this is the first time I heard of it. I use to use RO Water to mix them. if hot tap water works, I will use it next time.
I usually just boil some RO water.

Sometimes tap water might be unsuitable (e.g. your tap water is very hard).

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I usually just boil some RO water.

Sometimes tap water might be unsuitable (e.g. your tap water is very hard).

sounds like a good idea. i never think of it.
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