Another Company's product
There are a lot of aquarium products on the market, and while most of them will work perfectly fine together in the aquarium, some will not. We can't 100% guarantee any product that's not our own, but here's a few quick rules:
- Avoid using products that overlap in function. Either one works and so it's the one you should be using, both work and so it's a waste to use them both, or neither work and you should be looking for a third, better product. In the case of Equilibrium™, using multiple mineral supplements could result in a GH that is too high.
- Research the products you use carefully. Typically, if a product or medication is volatile enough to react with a mineral supplement, the company will mention it on the label or website, or you can call in to check.
- When in doubt, wait a day. While there should not be any interaction between Equilibrium™ and another product, leaving 24 hours in between the doses will avoid possible fish stress from rapidly changing water parameters.
It's safe to use Equilibrium™ alongside any of the other Seachem® products that are recommended for freshwater systems. That said, using high quantities of phosphate-based buffers alongside high quantities of mineral supplements could result in notable precipitation. This precipitation is non-toxic, but unsightly. Take care with your dosing and avoid overusing phosphate-based buffers or mineral supplements to avoid this precipitation.
Here's some Seachem® products that are Freshwater Phosphate-based Buffers
|Neutral Regulator®||Alkaline Regulator™||Arowana Buffer™|
|Acid Regulator™||Discus Buffer®||Betta Basics™|
As previously mentioned, it is perfectly fine to use these products alongside a mineral supplement, just be sure not to overuse either product.