Equilibrium is specifically designed to establish the ideal mineral content for the planted aquarium. Equilibrium is ideally suited for use with RO (reverse osmosis) or DI (deionized) water or any mineral deficient water. Equilibrium raises the essential mineral/electrolyte content (General Hardness) of the water to balance with and promote stability of the carbonate hardness without the introduction of chloride or sodium (both can be detrimental to a planted aquarium at elevated levels). To maintain KH, we recommend Alkaline Buffer. Equilibrium and Alkaline Buffer are all that is needed to maintain the ideal mineral/electrolyte balance in the natural planted aquarium. Elemental potassium is present at a concentration of 195,000 ppm. Archaic fertilizer laws force us to list potassium in terms of equivalence to a material that is not present (K2O) rather than the more scientificaly sound method of simple elemental equivalence.. Guaranteed Analysis: Soluble Potassium (as K2O) 23.0%, Calcium (Ca) 8.06%, Magnesium (Mg) 2.41%, Iron (Fe) 0.11%, Manganese (Mn) 0.06%. Derived from: potassium sulfate, calcium sulfate, magnesium sulfate, ferric sulfate, manganese sulfate. DIRECTIONS: To raise mineral content/ general hardness (GH) by 1 meq/L (3 dH), add 16 g (1 tablespoon) for every 80 L (20 gallons*) when setting up a tank or when making water changes (add to new water). Equilibrium can be added straight, although for optimum solubility characteristics, we recommend mixing with ~ 1 L (1 qt.) of water (the resulting mixture will have a white opaque appearance). When this mixture is added to the tank it will impart a slight haze that should clear within 15-30 minutes. HINTS: Do not use Equilibrium when replacing evaporated water. This dose is based on DI or RO water; for other water, measure hardness (GH) first, then add according to need. Plant preferences vary, but a general guide is about 1-2 meq/L (3-6 dH) or match the existing or target carbonate hardness (KH), which, ideally, is also about 1-2 meq/L (3-6 dKH).
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