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Old 06-21-2010, 05:38 PM   #11
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No they have not called back yet. I just left a second call. I personally like oceanic better but there is no one is better than all the rest or we would be using it. They all have their pro`s and cons. The pro`s for oceanic is a higher calcium.
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I have read of this same thing happening with other salt mixes. It typically is from a single run that is distributed around the country. It is not uncommon for things to get a little off in production. As long as the water is clearing up and the params are good I wouldn't worry too much about it. You may want to get your next batch from a different source and see if that helps. There should be a lot number on the bucket/box or bag somewhere. Look for a different lot next time you buy.
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alright! ive been thinking of switching salts anyways. I was thinking of using seachems salt its all they use at work and they have no complants about it.
I am still trying different salts but I can say that so far the Seachem Reef Salt is the best I have used so far
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I only have a bag of the stuff I've been using and I've ordered some Instant Ocean (after doing tons of reading ugh) that's showing up on Thursday, I was going to mix the 2 salts then, I'm doing a water change and figured it would be a good time to change over.
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oh and THANK YOU everyone for all your help in the salt decision, I really really do appreciate it! =)
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Ok I just got Oceanic to call me back. They say you should have your 5 gallon bucket full of water and then add your salt to the bucket. I was putting the salt in an empty bucket and then adding 5 gallons of water. She said that would cause you mix to precipitate thus the cloudiness. I`ll try it and see if that helps.
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cool, thanks for the info, I'm going to try that too =)
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Ok I just got Oceanic to call me back. They say you should have your 5 gallon bucket full of water and then add your salt to the bucket. I was putting the salt in an empty bucket and then adding 5 gallons of water. She said that would cause you mix to precipitate thus the cloudiness. I`ll try it and see if that helps.
it did it to me when the water was in there first i even had a powerhead already running and was adding the salt slowly
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Good to know. I use Oceanic and love it. It dissolves completely and my calcium stay above 400. Even if I miss a water change (it happened once, ok). But I too put salt in then the water. So I will try it the other way just in case.
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