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Old 03-04-2005, 10:25 AM   #1
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Instant Ocean or Oceanic?

Just curious what the general consensus is on these two. I know we all have our brand preferences but I am not educated on either one of these brands. I just need to mix up about 4 gallons.

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I have used both and the are both good salts. Ocieanic has a hight calcium level.
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When mixing this up with distilled water, do I need to add anything else to the mixture before putting it in the tank? I assume I don't need to worry about chlorination?
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Youn would want to heat the water and bring it up to proper temps. Ideally you would mix it then let it sit for 24 hrs with a heater and PH for a good mix.
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I lost the entire contents of a 175 due to bad salt from instant ocean. After that happened, I did some extensive reading and found I was not alone. I won't trust that salt again. I have used oceanic for the last year in all 6 of my tanks and am quite happy with it. I do not have the issues with it that some folks have.
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I found Oceanic to always have a low pH. I've since switched to Kent (advice from steve-s). So far so good. My lfs recommends TropicMarin too (as does steve-s).
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what do you mean by bad salt from instant ocean?
Ive used it for 10 years, never really had a problem, I did notice the ph is higher rated from the web then other salts but it seems to work for mee as I seemed to have a ph problem but using hte instant ocean seems to compinsate and ive had a perfect ph of 8.2/8.4
I didnt know you could get bad salt but I guess anything possible
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