Originally Posted by runway1
HoopsGuru, I agree. I started a thread weeks back trying to focus on salt consistency rather than somebody's recent testing and I didn't get much response as everybody simply posted their salt preference.
I'm currrently using Hagen test kits and Salifert for pH. As my Hagens run out, I'm switching to the Saliferts for now.
: Problem here...one batch at 10 and another at 5! Same bag!!
: Not tested
Indeed, I'd venture a guess that most people don't test any of these parameters at all. I've got posted results of someone else using Oceanpure and they are at 35ppm:
Taken from batch #: SF4-15Y
seems quite a bit different, calcium is close, and if you average your alk
readings it is very similar
. So, does this show potential inconsistency? IMO
, it is way too tough to create an opinion because of the obvious factors of user error, different test kits (as proven in the article posted above where hobby test kits were unreliable), potentially different source waters, etc.
And hence why the hobby is so stinkin' hard to make choices sometimes, but also on the flip side a good example why it may not be important to search for holy grails (find a salt you like and stick to it!).