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Pps pro- black particles in macro solution... First time user

This is my first time using pps pro so I have no knowledge on it. All the measurements are correct and I used distilled water.
However, I have noticed some black particles in the macro solution. Is this normal in the macro solution and should I not use it?
^if it is, what are these black particles?
I should note that not all the particles have dissolved yet.
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Noticed this before.
Tried running through a coffee filter but a big PITA.
Just dosed it as is and had no issues.


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Most of the chemicals we use are "agricultural" grade and usually are anywhere from 97-99% pure only (some are even less pure). The small black particles you see are likely impurities that will not impact your dosing in an appreciable way, so you can just use the macro solution as is.

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Is this fine with shrimp then? I take that the black particles do not harm the water quality or fish.
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It is hard to say what the black particles are. If they are inert, they should not harm the water quality or livestock.

If you are concerned, you can always filter them through a coffee filter to reduce their impact.

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