Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-04-2006, 06:01 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rockford, IL.
Posts: 331
changing brands of salt water?

I am currently using IO and I would like to try Oceanic. Would I beable to mix the 2 in my tank? If I was to add Oceanic to my IO during a pwc.
__________________

__________________
swjunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2006, 06:31 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Florida
Posts: 181
No. Mixing two different salt mixes could cause your tank to explode.

Seriously, just do your partial water changes with water mixed with the Oceanic. There shouldn't be any problem...
__________________

__________________
Reese is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2006, 08:24 PM   #3
AA Team Emeritus
 
cmor1701d's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Posts: 7,814
I agree with Reese's second statement. Just start using it for PWC but start with a 5% change, then a 10% change, especially on a 125. I've changed salt brands twice and I'm about to do it again.
cmor1701d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2006, 08:30 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Kansas City, KS
Posts: 498
Send a message via AIM to mrcrazypants05
Ive heard of people mixing IO and Oceanic to get better levels of certain things. Im sure theres someone here that mixes. Anyone???
__________________
125gallon - 3 Giant Danios - 1 7" Jack Dempsey - 1 5" Green Terror - 1 9" Lutino Oscar
65RR - SW - 30g Sump w/fuge - 40lbs MI LR 30lbs Base - 4-5"Sand Bed - 2 false black perculas, 1 six line wrasse, 1 peppermint shrimp, 6 zebra hermits, 6 blue leg hermits, 6 nassarius snails, 6 astrea snails
mrcrazypants05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2006, 09:06 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
AquaReefer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Pa
Posts: 271
I recently switched from IO to Seachem Reef Salt. I was totally out of IO so I just started using it with water changes. No one I know has ever mixed salts.
__________________
125g~Zoanthid dominated~SPS~LPS~T. crocea~S. haddoni~2xSaddleback Clowns~Hippo, Kole, Achilles Tang~Leopard Wrasse~Flame Angel~Purple Firefish~Gobies~Chromis~3xCleaner Shrimp~2xHarlequin Shrimp~Pistol Shrimp
AquaReefer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2006, 09:59 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Rockford, IL.
Posts: 331
Thanx guys. I have read that the oceanic has better CA levels than IO. It is for my 10G still havent set up my 125g yet. We got some bad news about a week ago. My sister-in-law has lung/brain cancer so we are planning a trip to go see her in PA. So my 125g is put on hold until I get back.
__________________
swjunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2006, 08:33 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: philadelphia. PA.
Posts: 2,679
Quote:
oceanic has better CA levels than IO
I would not say better just higher. Oceanic is way too high in CA, and IO tends to be alittle low. IMO I'd stick w/ IO and just add some Ca to the fresh SW, or try something other than oceanic if you have corals. JMO
__________________
Mike
MT79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2006, 08:44 PM   #8
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,244
Sorry about your sister in law. And reese you had me on your first statement but I`ve always been told dont mix so I haven`t. I used IO for years but recently changed over to Oceanic. I like what I`m seeing.
__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2006, 08:49 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: philadelphia. PA.
Posts: 2,679
Quote:
Originally Posted by swjunkie
My sister-in-law has lung/brain cancer
I missed that initially-sorry to hear that. Best wishes to her.

Quote:
Originally Posted by melosu58
I used IO for years but recently changed over to Oceanic. I like what I`m seeing.
The never ending salt debate! As you can see Swjunkie success can be had w/ most brands available. Best to pick one and stick w/ it IMO.
__________________
Mike
MT79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2006, 08:51 PM   #10
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,244
Sounds look good advice to me
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
changing, salt, salt water

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Switching salt brands? BigTruck6o2 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 9 04-14-2006 10:09 PM
Switching salt brands? Omega Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 3 10-17-2005 11:02 AM
Is this a logical way to change salt brands? lasek2k1 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 1 08-01-2005 10:23 AM
different brands of salt. e-cat Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 12 09-08-2003 10:11 PM
Ok, so I changed brands of Salt Saltwater Reef Aquaria 8 07-31-2003 12:08 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.