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Re: [APD] Seachem Equilibrium & Urban Legend?

liquid silk), so I add baking soda and Equilibrium to raise the KH and GH.
The fish store emplyess told me that At some point Seachem had gotten the
Mg/Ca ratio wrong, so that there was too much Mg and not enough Ca, but had
so many of the old labels that the new, corrected formula still had the old
labels, so there was no way to tell which formulation was in any given
bottle. True, or Urban Legend?

Close, but not quite ;-). The original Equilibrium did have more magnesium relative to calcium but I wouldn't say we got it "wrong". The original formula was and is beneficial for plants (the basis for extra magnesium was that magnesium is essential to photosynthesis as a part of chlorophyll)... it provided both calcium and magnesium so neither was ever deficient. However, we did change the formulation for practical reasons (the original formula tended to "harden" up in the bottle) and marketing reasons (we received so much flak concerning this on the APD that we figured it was best to just give the consumer what they wanted, i.e. 2:1 Ca:Mg ratio).

So there's the short history of Equilibrium ;-) With respect to the labelling, there should not have been any label overlap but if there were any I think it would be in the neighborhood of a few cases of material (less than 100 bottles) and this was over 3 years ago so I doubt any of this is still in the channels (I hope not!) If you have an older bottle and are not sure the easiest way to tell is that if the material has hardened and turned a shade of orange it's the original formula. The new formula does not harden and is a nice white color. And anything with our new Covington address is without question the new formula (see new labelling for my "editorial" on anachronistic state fertilizers laws that dictate to us how we are "permitted" to express guarantees) ;-)

-Greg Morin

Gregory Morin, Ph.D.  ~~~~~~~President/CEO~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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