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Old 01-12-2013, 02:41 AM   #11
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Kent salt mixes super high in calc for me, like 560. Anyone else have this problem?
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Old 01-12-2013, 03:03 AM   #12
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I always roll my tub of salt before I start mixing water

Do you circulate and air rate your water a day or so before adding to your tank

I run airline into powerhead and air rate atleast 24hrs before adding to tank

whats your kh/alk look like
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I'd say switch salts. I just stopped using IO salt after having alk issues and switched to Kent for my reef, I like their higher mix w/ calcium and so on.
What test are you using for your calcium? It might be you are using an inaccurate test.
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You guys are making me wanna change but I gotta stick with the old rule... "If ain't broke why fix it" the B-ionic seems to be doing the trick, in my case anyway but... It does get expensive.
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You guys are making me wanna change but I gotta stick with the old rule... "If ain't broke why fix it" the B-ionic seems to be doing the trick, in my case anyway but... It does get expensive.
Don't know if the salt was the issue or not, just switching it up. MRC's tank looks straight amazing under it, so I'm hoping mine will follow suit.
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Don't know if the salt was the issue or not, just switching it up. MRC's tank looks straight amazing under it, so I'm hoping mine will follow suit.
Can't argue with his tank lol
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You guys are making me wanna change but I gotta stick with the old rule... "If ain't broke why fix it" the B-ionic seems to be doing the trick, in my case anyway but... It does get expensive.
Lol!!! True im thinking of changin my salt too causing dosing will eventually more expesive but heck i still have 5 buckets of reef crystals i bought half price on Boxing Day.
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Sell it to a friend at half price, it's what I did with my unopened box.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:37 AM   #19
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Jakeit, you need to check your magnesium levels.

Dosing just calcium is gonna cuase balance issues. If coralline is stripping your waters of calcium it would also be removing alk and mag.
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You guys are making me wanna change but I gotta stick with the old rule... "If ain't broke why fix it" the B-ionic seems to be doing the trick, in my case anyway but... It does get expensive.
You should try making your own... it is MUCH cheaper.

Bulk Reef Supply has some great vids on mixing it and some great calculators, etc.

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