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Old 01-22-2004, 09:10 PM   #11
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I also use IO, but I'm a newbee. I have had no problems with it (except for caking). I buy it and dump it in a bucket andwhen I go to use it it's caked up. Oh well still disolves just fine.
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Old 01-22-2004, 09:16 PM   #12
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Adding a small mesh bag of rice will keep the moisture from the salt and probably prevent the caking. I read once when the humidity gets to it and it cakes like that, the Mg has precipitated out to some extent, have no idea whether it is true or not.
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I put one of those deccicant bags in it but it ain't helping.
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justmy2cents i buy it in the bucket it is cheaper in the long run and the lid seals and keeps it from caking and it takes me a while to go through the bucket i used to buy it by the bag and it would cake up like what your saying which made it harder for me to keep my measurments consistant
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I know what you mean, maybe I'll get the bucket next time
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I just switched from IO to Tropic Marin, didn't like the chemisty of IO. The few extra bucks is worth it in my book
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Tropic Marin here also. Best there is IMO.
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