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02/05/2008, 09:09 PM
Hello, just a quick question. Is Kent Calcium supplement suppose to be white milky color or clear like water? I just notice tonight while I dosed that it was in milky color and I don't know if calcium precipitate or it's just that color. I always think it is clear. I don't have new bottle to confirm. Please help.

02/05/2008, 09:15 PM
I forgot to mention it's kent liquid calium that yellow bottle.

02/05/2008, 09:53 PM
I beleive it's supposed to be cloudy...
How longhave you been using it? Has it bumpe u p your calcium levels?
and I am NOT an expert, so whatever I say don't trust it ;)

02/05/2008, 09:58 PM
I haven't used that product. I make my own calcium chloride product, which is clear except for some precipitate. You could try adding some RO/DI water before dosing, to see whether more dissolves.

02/05/2008, 10:02 PM
i guess i never notice it until last couple days. I always buy the 64 oz bottle and pour it to a smaller bottle. Everytime I pour I always think that it's clear. My salifert test kit has been off lately and I haven't have a chance to get a new one so I don't know the exact the calcium level but the tank still looks good.

02/05/2008, 10:10 PM
I shaked the bottle and pour it in to a glas and there a lot of white particles and very cloudy.. Bertoni, I tried mixing it to RO and it's clearer but still cloudy not crystal clear. I guess I will have to buy a new bottle from lfs to double check it tmrw. Things just aren't going well for me lately.

02/06/2008, 04:47 AM
Turbo boost CA and 2LF bionic work great too.

02/06/2008, 05:05 AM
Kent is what I have always used and it looks clear to me.

02/06/2008, 08:26 AM
That's what I thougt. I wonder what happened to the bottle I have. I just bought the half gallon one about a month ago and I still have about half left. this never happen to me before.

02/06/2008, 11:20 PM
It might just be some harmless precipitate. I might just use it anyway, although maybe not.

02/07/2008, 10:00 AM
I bought a new bottle and I checked it yesterday. it was crystal clear. I called kent today and he's going to send me a replacement. He said it might be an old batch. I don't think i'm going to use the old stuff as it might harm the pump .. who know..

Randy Holmes-Farley
02/07/2008, 01:33 PM
Old wouldn't explain it, but it sounds nice. It is likely a contaminated batch. :D