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Old 09-18-2004, 03:36 PM   #1
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Anything i should know about switching salts?

I'm going to start using oceanic salt instead of instant ocean, and was wondering if there's any harm or anything i should know in doing so
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I'm doing the same thing. oceanic supposedly has more calcium.
so i'm gonna do smaller water changes, like 5% a week, just so the change isn't so drastic.

as long as you keep same temp and salinity, and age it a day, it should be pretty easy on the system.
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Instant Ocean seems to work well in our research tanks. One of the professors at the school where I work is using it to do nutrition and maturation studies.
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take the changeover to oceanic slowly. My personal observation is that the
corals do notice the difference and may close up for a few days.
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It might be interesting to reference the article I posted a few days ago on the compairson of salt mix's. Their are some significant differences in the two salts as far as trace element makeup.
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