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Old 11-04-2006, 01:39 PM   #1
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First batch of Reef Crystals on the way

I've read in enough places that IO salt can be a source of cyano problems (that research done somewhere showed it pretty clearly - don't have a link). I'm tired of fighting cyano - I have more than enough water flow, virtually no PO4, low NO3, and it keeps coming back.

Anyone else see cyano with Instant Ocean?

IO also isn't getting my Ca up to where it should be (only about 320, even mixed to a strong 1.025 sg).

I have my first batch of Reef Crystals on the way from that Fosters and Smith place, even with shipping it was cheaper than IO cost locally.

Hopefully I'll see an improvement in Cyano, as well as general health (although everything is thriving). I have a 30g change coming up next weekend, hopefully the new stuff will be here by then.

I'll update this after a month or so after I've been using it awhile.
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Arrent Reef Crystals and Instan Ocean made by the same company?
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Hara and I saw this study done at MACNA. The Reef Crystals (even though they are made by the same company) didn't have cyano issues that IO did.

http://www.fantasyreef.com/macna/macna10.php

I think I am going to try Oceanic next.
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I use Oceanic and havent had a single problem.
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I also have oceanic and like my results. Please let us know how it goes.
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I absolutely love the results from my Reef Crystals. I have heard the best things with RC, Oceanic, and Tropic Marin.
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Oceanic? What brand is that?
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+1 for Oceanic

I have also tried and like Kent.
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Ok Scoot. We are expecting a full report on your results using reef crystals. I would like to know how it goes. Good Luck.
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