red sea reef foundation products

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    has anyone used the Red Sea calcium/strontium powder before, anyone please advise me on how to make the solution as I made up some with RO water but the solution was like milk(30g in 1L RO).Adding this to the tank clouds it completly and after a few hours it cleared with lots of residual on the LR.Am I supposed to let it stand like Kalkwasser and only use the liquid above the settled sediment????
     
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    I Assume you are talking about the Reef Foundation ABC+?

    If so, it should be added dirrectly to the tank, preferably to the sump in a high flow area.
     
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    the dosage is not the issue,its the milky liquid thats fouling the water that concerns me....Do I dose the SLURRY or the liquid above it.....Ive been using Brightwell Calcium and that mixes to a clear liquid that you pour completely into the sump....I cant do that with the RED SEA Product
     
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    I've never used the Ca supplement, only the buffer and ABC+.

    I would imagine it should all dissolve, take 1 ltr RO and slow dilute the power until you reach the saturation point and use it like that.

    I would imagine the solution would be milky, and perhaps a bit when dosing, but to make the whole tank milky and have residue on the rocks sounds funny. What is the parameters of the tank?
     
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    parameters of the tank are within spec...all inhabitants thriving......THE SOLUTION IS WHITE AS MILK NOT JUST SLIGHTLY CLOUDY AND CLOUDS THE TANK (1000 L) THAT U CANT SEE THE BACK PANE OF GLASS.If the solution is left to stand for an hour or so then the sediment/powder settles and then the liquid above is SLIGHTLY CLOUDY......
     
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    If you would like some help, them please supply the infomation as requested. When you are ready to post your parameters, let me know!
     

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