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Old 04-21-2014, 11:34 PM   #1
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Best reef aquarium salt

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I used reef science salt....is a good synthetic salts? Which are the best salt?
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Old 04-21-2014, 11:36 PM   #2
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There is no best salt. I use instant ocean reef crystals and it works great for me. The best salt IMO is the one that works for you.
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There is no best salt. I use instant ocean reef crystals and it works great for me. The best salt IMO is the one that works for you.
Ford, Chevy, or Dodge???? Everyone has their own opinion on the matter. Personally, I like Red Sea Coral Pro because it produces hardly any residue in my mixing tub, where other salts I've tried can leave a brown film on everything......
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Don't use Reef Crystals. I switched and it was a huge mistake. Diatoms all over place. It took me two months to finally figure it out.
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There is no "best" salt mix out there. They all have their pros and cons. I use Oceanic because of the higher calcium.
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:46 PM   #6
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Each brand have different ratio of trace elements. Some reefers would use different brands alternately to balance what the other is lacking. For instance, Kent may have higher calcium but low in alkalinity compared to Reef Crystals with the opposite ratio. Or you can just pick one and dose as needed.
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Ive been slowly switching to Kent. The locals around here LOVE it. Cant hurt. Can get a 200gal box for $35.
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But any adverse experience with "reef science" salt.
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I've never even heard of reef science salt. I alternate like Jeff mentioned.
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How can salt be synthetic? I am looking for a brand/type for my little soon to be 5G or 16G inverts tank.

One brand says it is synthetic, can't wrap my head around that, isn't salt, well, salt?

The mix has additives for minerals and what have you, but what is the deal? If there is a good explanation somewhere point me in that direction please, or link.
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