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Old 05-23-2014, 11:15 PM   #1
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Bad kent batch?

I was battling a bad outbreak of what you think were Dinos.

Brown algae that grew on EVERYThing.

It was so bad my coral banded was covered in it!

I lost fish, my zoas closed up tight for a month! I was very frustrated. I was starving my fish to death and no end in sight

I went thru 400 gallons ( 2 boxes ) of kent salt in three months (125 gal tank)

I switched to RC and with in 2 weeks no more brown and my corals are opening again!
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:16 PM   #2
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Typo whAt I thought were Dino ...not "you"
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Old 05-24-2014, 03:49 AM   #3
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I'm using Kent right now as well and same problem. I had a spotless tank with instant ocean. Fighting brown all the time since the switch.

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Old 05-24-2014, 06:20 AM   #4
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Is there a lot of brown residue on the mix container? There was with me
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I've been using kent a little over a year with no complaints everything seems to thrive
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Old 05-24-2014, 01:17 PM   #6
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I had used kent in the past and was happy but I had mad problems recently

As soon as I switched things got better

No idea if it was causation or correlation

There was a lot of brown residue and in wondering if they put in too much Fe??
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A new Kent has high calcium but with lower Alkalinity. If you are not dosing to correct it that may be the problem. Those unwanted brown algae thrives on lower alk.
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Shouldn't they put a warning in the bag "Hey this salt is way too low in all and will mess up your tank "?
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I am using Kent on my upstairs tank and have brown everywhere. The downstairs tank is instant ocean and no problems at all. It started shortly after the salt change upstairs. Can't say for certain as there are so many variables but it definitely looks like a strong possibility.

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