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Old 01-10-2014, 10:08 PM   #31
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Cool... Keep us posted and I'll do the same!
Copy that.

I have 3 gallons of RODI made, just need the salt. I might get a bigger bucket so I can do a 10 gallon change all at once. (or a couple extra 5 gallon buckets)
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Old 01-10-2014, 10:09 PM   #32
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could bad salt end up killing fish?

I don't know about directly, but maybe the other effects that can be seen could...
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:19 PM   #33
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I ended up with a bad batch of IO. Had A LOT of ammonia in it. Luckily I was still cycling the tank.

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I ended up with a bad batch of IO. Had A LOT of ammonia in it. Luckily I was still cycling the tank.

Woah, that's not good at all. Guess we just have to be careful as any salt we buy could turn out to be a bad batch.
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Old 01-11-2014, 01:01 PM   #35
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I picked up some Reef Crystals at the LFS...making more RODI now and will do a 9 gallon change later. That's 60%...

Sadly my LFS doesn't have the Hanna Checker PO4.

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I have some no name brand of salt i am using until i get some fish, or until i run out of that stuff :P , but i also have a box of reef crystals too, , it was 75% of a Big Als sooooo...
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I felt pretty strongly that I had a bad batch of Red Sea CP at one point. My alkalinity numbers were all out of whack, and a new bucket of salt was the only differing factor. Someone suggested that I need to roll new buckets around to try and mix new containers of salt after shipping... I don't know that it actually matters or works, but I have done that each time I get a new bucket now, and the problem has never repeated.
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There's definitely some settling going on during shipping. Larger particles making their way to the top of the bucket could throw things out of whack.
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I just started the mix of the Reef Crystals and one thing I notice is that it clears up much quicker than the RSCP did, even in a large volume.

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Also, RedSea seems to have quality issues, or maybe people who pay for their salt are just more vocal:
Coral Pro Salt cloudy - Reef Central Online Community

Lots of folks complaining that the mix doesn't clear up, etc. I had a cloudy batch and had to toss it a few weeks back. Supposedly, they changed the formula in the Coral Pro and the headaches started then.
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