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Old 09-14-2004, 10:30 AM   #1
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A Chemical Analysis of Synthetic Sea Salt...

The eternal debate continues with this great artcle.

http://www.advancedaquarist.com/issu...04/feature.htm

The salts tested where, Tropic marin, Instant Ocean, Reef Crystals, Oceanic Salt, Red Sea, Coralife, Crystal Seas, and Natural sea water.
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Now thats the kind of information you can make a decision on. But, one must wonder if they didn't mix the BSMM properly. Those levels seem too high, almost dangerously too high?
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Very interesting article. Thanks FishFreek.
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*In the interest of fair disclosure, it should be pointed out that Dr. Hovanec is the Chief Science Officer for Marineland which makes Instant Ocean synthetic sea salts.
Aack, was hoping for a truly independent study. But, still a very interesting read!
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so what is the bottom line ... very little trace elements in all the major brands?
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