Core 7 partially frozen from shipping

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  1. Scott.h

    Scott.h Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I received my core 7 today in the mail. When I opened the cartons the 3a and 3b both, had what I thought to be a small amount of some frozen particles inside that I could hear/feel when shaking. I mixed the two together in a picture as I always do thinking they would unthaw after a few hours and be fine. After coming to room temperature and mixing several times there is a good amount of solids at the bottom that is not ice afterall. It will not dissolve. I had to buy these from an eBay store because my brs shipment was returned leaking, and with the a availability issues I can't get more. What is the reasoning behind the permanent solid crystals? Is it bad because it was partially frozen or is there something defective? If I use the solution obviously there will be something that will end up lacking.
     
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    Norcalreef Active Member R2R Supporter

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    Search the triton forum here there are a couple posts about it. I believe you just heat it up a little
     
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    Just fill the sink up with hot water and warm it up. My gallon of alk does it sometimes. Crystals fall out of suspension but should be an easy fix
     
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    The only posts or threads I came across was for the aquarium water testing samples related to the ICP testing accuracy.
     
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    It is not frozen it is the Alk falling out of solution due to them going below 15degC.

    Simply warm the solutions in a hot bath and they will return back to liquid.
     
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    Thanks
     
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