Dosing NOPOX, cloudy or clear?

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  1. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Hi all

    Anybody using a dosing pump to dose NOPOX?

    I'm a bit concerned about the liquid, I've just recently put it in a clear tupperware container and have noticed settling taking place, see the pics below to see what I mean. I give it a stir every day to mix it up as overnight it has all settled again, do you think this is something to be concerned about?

    Clear liquid with settlement on the bottom of the container

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    Mixed up and cloudy, how it should be, I assume?

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    I used it before on a dosing pump, just add a air pump and air stone to the container...
     
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    Good idea, but my container is sealed as the smell is so strong, if I pump air into it it'll explode, lol.
     
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    Bacteria growing in it? I dunno, it is a bacterial/carbon food. Any way of contamination. I never had that problem when I used it before.
     
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    I used it with no issues!

    However I never dosed it automatically
     
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    Thanks guys, anybody else think there will be an issue with dosing the clear liquid instead of the cloudy liquid? It kinda reminds me of kalk.
     
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    I used to dose nopox before I went the pellets was and always used to shake the bottle before but never used to get any cloudiness after... in my opinion its just impurities in the liquid but cant tell you if they are good or bad... ive seen this happen with alcoholic beverages such as sambuka (the clear one) and some cheap sparkling wines and a friend suggested that is just the sugar from the liquor separating... imo looks more like the bottles havent been washed which cant be the case with nopox cos those bottles are not reusable. .... I wiuld advise you to ditch this nopox you have and buy yourself another one... unless you bought the 5L container then maybe let it settle and syphon the vlear liquid only
     
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    I definitely wouldnt dose the cloudy liquid
     
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