Flourish Comprehensive - color?
Running low on Flourish Comprehensive, so I bought a replacement bottle.
Opened the replacement bottle today and noticed a HUGE difference in the color of the formula in the old bottle compared to the new bottle.
Wondering if there is something wrong with the new bottle?
To better explain: the old bottle looked just like bock beer, the new bottle looks just honely ale - understand now? :-D
Did you try shaking it, maybe it settled out.
Yes indeed, first thing I did when I noticed the difference was shake it, shake it, shake it good....
Not a problem to worry about. "Fresh" it looks like honey/ale in color. Once exposed to air or as it ages, the liquid darkens over time. I purchase a couple of 2-liter bottles every year, and keep them in the 'fridge. By the time I finish up even the first liter bottle, it's a very dark solution but seems to work well still. It's probably some type of chemical oxidation, but doesn't seem to impact the results.
I don't keep mine in the fridge - maybe I should?
The manufacturer recommends refrigeration after opening, but it's not required.
So do you think its best to refigerate?
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I'm with DKRST on the colour, I too buy the 2L jugs and notice the same.
Shake it before each use; obviously there may be some settling...can't see into the opaque jugs but I did once notice sediment near the end, so just a quick inverted shake for a couple seconds each time [make sure the cap is on tight:-)] doesn't hurt.
I also keep mine cool, in my wine cooler fridge. Seachem said it doesn't matter, but if this is true, I have to wonder why they suggest it??? For the limited space it takes up, refrigeration won't hurt.
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