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Old 11-23-2004, 09:01 PM   #1
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R/O Right won't dissolve

I just switched to R/O water with R/O Right (Kent) supplementation. I added the R/O Right about 4 hours ago and it still hasn't gone into solution. Is this normal?

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Old 11-23-2004, 09:31 PM   #2
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Hmm, that is strange. It always dissolved very easily for me. I put it in the bottom of a bucket and pour water in onto it. It dissolves without any extra stirring for me.
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Old 11-23-2004, 11:41 PM   #3
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Do you mean your water is cloudy, or it has settled on the bottom? I've found that powders like RO Right and Equilibrium will cloud the water for around 12-24 hours after they are added. Equilibrium is also particularly hard to dissolve - I use a magnetic stirrer and even after leaving Equilibrium on there for a half hour, there's still a significant amount that hasn't dissolved.

Might I suggest switching to Kent Botanica gH+. I did... it contains only calcium and magnesium... no danger of increasing potassium level too much (I dose potassium seperately). It's a liquid, just shake it up, measure it, and add it. And best of all, no clouding whatsoever!
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It doesn't cloud the water. It is a white particulate that sits on the bottom. I can see some of it going into solution immediately, but the particulate was still there after 6 hours.

I added 2 teaspoons to 10 gallons of deionized water. There is a pump in the tank circulating the water. I'll check this morning to see if the particulate matter is still there.

Does this stuff go off? I just bought it yesterday and the seal was still intact but it does seem to have solidified a bit as I had to scrape it out. Is it normally a powder?

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Old 11-24-2004, 12:26 PM   #5
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I just checked the tank and the particulate is still present after 18 hours.

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