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post #11 of 18 Old 08-31-2011, 05:43 PM
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I keep my jug in the wine fridge. I figured it would not be as "cold" as the main fridge.

I did have a jug go "off" once before I refrigerated it. I've no idea if it was still effective or not, but it had a very dark, near-black colour. I had had it opened for a while and I thought nothing of it until I opened the new jug and noticed it was brownish and much lighter. I have not had any change in appearance since I have been keeping it cool.

It is odd that Seachem did say it didn't matter when one of us asked. I must say things like that bother me.

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post #12 of 18 Old 08-31-2011, 06:14 PM
I have not refrigerated mine, though I only have a small bottle and have only had it since January.
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post #13 of 18 Old 08-31-2011, 07:38 PM
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Ditto I obey the bottle, its next to the steak sauce since they smell similar.
LOL. Just for the record, I would not put anything that smelled like Comprehensive on my steak.

And I keep it in the fridge. Cuz I was told to by the bottle.

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LOL. Just for the record, I would not put anything that smelled like Comprehensive on my steak.
But just think how green and lush your leaves would be!
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post #15 of 18 Old 08-31-2011, 11:45 PM
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I'm the one who contacted them, it seems like they have good support but, like Byron said, their answer was weird. Here is the email:

"I was wondering why refrigeration recommended but not necessary for most of your products. *I was mainly concerned with Flourish comprehensive. *Also, if you open but do not refrigerate for a while, is it harmful to then start refrigerating, or if you refrigerate it then will it spoil if you decide to stop refrigerating it, or you forget to put it back in the fridge for a while?"


Hello Scott,
* *Thank you for using our products and for your question. *None of the Flourish products have shelf lives, and they will therefore not go bad, whether or not they have been refrigerated. *In all honesty, we do not refrigerate any of the products that we use on our tanks here at Seachem. *Refrigerating them may cut down on the potential of any type of bacterial growth that may occur, though this is really uncommon. *You can refrigerate the products at any time, if you so decide, and if you forget to place it back in the fridge, there is no issue. *We hope this information helps and that you have a wonderful day!
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I'm the one who contacted them, it seems like they have good support but, like Byron said, their answer was weird. Here is the email:

"I was wondering why refrigeration recommended but not necessary for most of your products. *I was mainly concerned with Flourish comprehensive. *Also, if you open but do not refrigerate for a while, is it harmful to then start refrigerating, or if you refrigerate it then will it spoil if you decide to stop refrigerating it, or you forget to put it back in the fridge for a while?"


Hello Scott,
* *Thank you for using our products and for your question. *None of the Flourish products have shelf lives, and they will therefore not go bad, whether or not they have been refrigerated. *In all honesty, we do not refrigerate any of the products that we use on our tanks here at Seachem. *Refrigerating them may cut down on the potential of any type of bacterial growth that may occur, though this is really uncommon. *You can refrigerate the products at any time, if you so decide, and if you forget to place it back in the fridge, there is no issue. *We hope this information helps and that you have a wonderful day!
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Thanks for posting that again, remember having read it awhile back
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post #17 of 18 Old 09-01-2011, 12:29 AM
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So its basically a CYA move in case of bacteria. Nice to know.
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post #18 of 18 Old 09-01-2011, 10:03 AM
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Yes, that makes a bit more sense.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If youíre going to take it under your wing then youíre responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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