Seachem Equilibrium 300g (SC-446)
Seachem Equilibrium swiftly restores and maintains the mineral balance and GH of water. If your aquarium plants are not thriving, it may be that the water is deficient in key minerals, and adding Seachem Equilibrium can help to promote healthy plant growth.
Seachem Equilibrium does not contain sodium or chloride (which can be detrimental to a planted aquarium at elevated levels).
Seachem Equilibrium is ideally suited for use with RO (reverse osmosis) or DI (deionized) water or any mineral deficient water.
Seachem Equilibrium raises the essential mineral/electrolyte content (General Hardness) of the water to balance with and promote stability of the carbonate hardness. To maintain KH, we recommend Alkaline Buffer.
Seachem Equilibrium contains only calcium, magnesium, and potassium salts, which aid in fish metabolism, but are also highly beneficial to plant growth.
To raise mineral content/general hardness (GH) by 1 meq/L (3dH), add 16g (1 tablespoon) for every 80 L (20 US gallons) when setting up an aquarium or when making water changes (add to new water).
For optimum solubility 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 aquarium it will impart a slight haze that should clear within 1530 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. For precise dosing, use the Seachem Digital Spoon Scale.
Plant preferences vary, but a general guide is about 12meq/L (36 dH) or match the existing or target carbonate hardness (KH), which, ideally, is also about 12meq/L (36 dKH).
Equilibrium will compact with age, but remains effective.
Does Equilibrium introduce any chlorides or sulfates into the water? If so, at what concentration per molar weight?
A: It does not introduce any chlorides. The balance from the Guaranteed Analysis is from sulfate and water of hydration. I cannot go into any more detail without giving you the exact formula but that should give you a good approximation of what you need (i.e. knowing the rough percentage and the MW of sulfate you should get whatever number you are looking for).
Is there a liquid equivalent to Equilibrium?
A: As of now, there is no liquid version of Equilibrium, but you may want to try Replenish as an alternative.
Does Equilibrium contain phosphates or anything else that might cause algae blooms?
A: Equilibrium is a supplement designed to create or build general hardness (GH) due to its mineral content (calcium, magnesium, potassium, etc.). It does not contain any nitrogenous pollutants (ammonia, nitrite, or nitrate) and does not contain any phosphate.
Amounts per 1 g:
- Soluble Potash (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.
Elemental potassium is present at a concentration of 195,000 ppm (19.5%). Fertilizer laws require us to list potassium in terms of equivalence to a material that is not present (K2O) rather than the more scientifically sound method of simple elemental equivalence.
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