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CSM+B bag had moisture in it

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plant Fertilization' started by jeremy v, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. jeremy v

    jeremy v Guru Class Expert

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    I use CSM+B as my trace mix and I accidentally got a little bit of moisture in the bag somehow. It has been a few months since I have opened the ziploc bag, so the moisture has been in there for all that time. The mix has clumped together pretty firmly, but I can smash it back into a powder with a mortar and pestle without too much trouble.

    I don't know much about how chelators work or their limitations. If the mix hasn't turned the color of iron rust does that mean that the iron chelators are still okay? Can I keep adding it to the tank and provide usable iron and trace elements to the plants or should I look into replacing my trace mix? Thanks in advance for any input.

    Have a good one,
    Jeremy
     
  2. Biollante

    Biollante Lifetime Charter Member
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    I would bust it up and use it as long as it does not smell wonky. But I am cheap.

    Biollante
     
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    This happens with my micros (not plantex) too.
    The longer I open the zip lock, the more amount of clumping.
    So this seems inevitable. So why buy the new bag? :p
     
  4. jeremy v

    jeremy v Guru Class Expert

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    Thank you both. That's pretty much what I was thinking. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something.

    Have a good one,
    Jeremy
     
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