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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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?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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Tom Barr
 

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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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