Equilibriumâ„¢ is specifically designed to establish the ideal mineral content for the planted aquarium. Equilibriumâ„¢ contains no sodium or chloride (which can be detrimental to a planted aquarium at elevated levels). Equilibriumâ„¢ is ideally suited for use with RO (reverse osmosis) or DI (deionized) water or any mineral deficient water. Equilibriumâ„¢ 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 Bufferâ„¢.
Unlike competing products, Equilibriumâ„¢ contains NO SODIUM CHLORIDE. Both sodium and chloride are not rapidly depleted elements in a planted aquarium, and, in the case of chloride, can do more harm than good. Competitorsâ€™ products generally contain primarily sodium chloride (because it is inexpensive), which will raise the electrolyte levels for fish, but can be detrimental to plant growth. In addition, sodium is not a contributing cation to GH levels. Equilibriumâ„¢ contains only calcium, magnesium, and potassium salts, which aid in fish metabolism, but are also highly beneficial to plant growth. Equilibriumâ„¢ guaranteed analysis and symptoms of deficiency