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cloudy water after dosing

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I noticed that my water is cloudy after i dose my ferts. Is this normal?
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My 75g clouds also after dosing ferts, but my 29g does not. Anyone out there know why this is happening?
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Can't provide the chemically 'why' it happens answer but yes its normal.
Trace dosing for me is more noticed to cause it in my tanks but it always clears in a few hours.


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When dosing, try not to dose Iron with Potassium (or was it Phosphates? I can't remember) What I do is dose NPK day 1,3,&5. Micros day 2,4,&6. WC on day 7.

This will eliminate your water cloudiness caused by dry ferts.


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Trace dosing alone creates minor fogging in my 75's


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Trace dosing alone creates minor fogging in my 75's
Are you using CSM+B or something else? It's very slight for me as well, but it goes away within the day.


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?If the KH is high, then you will often see cloudy water with Seachem and CMS, try using DTPA Fe instead or in the mix as well as CMS.

Softer KH's do not have this issue.

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I tried this one time where I mixed KH2PO4, MgSO4, CaSO3, and KNO3 together in water for liquid dosing, it turned into goop. I think it's the dihydrogen in KH2PO4 that reacted with water and the other molecules.


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It's been a long long time since chem class, but my understanding is that, as it has been said, that mixing different minerals and the combination of some will attract each other and will look like suspended clay or attract other organics in the water.

Keep in mind I'm still vary new but this is my understanding so far.

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