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Old 01/01/2018, 01:58 PM   #1
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Mixing few additives

Hi All,

For an experiment purpose , I mixed Magnesium Chloride, magnesium Sulphate, Calcium Chloride and Sodium Bicarbonate in 5 gallon RO water in written order and adequate quantity by reef calc. With an hour difference. Water got milky look. Is it normal or Did I do something I shouldnt?

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Old 01/01/2018, 03:07 PM   #2
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Milky look was a result of precipitation. I would only mix magnesium chloride with magnesium sulphate. Even that will cause some precipitation, but not as much as what you experienced. Others should not be mixed with each other.

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Mixing sodium bicarbonate with calcium chloride will cause precipitation of calcium carbonate, unless the solution is very weak. I would just ditch the supplements at this point, but the magnesium likely is still mostly in solution. The cloud should settle to the bottom as fine sand given a bit of time.

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