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Old 10-27-2005, 10:54 AM   #1
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Most CONSISTANT salt mix??

There's an excellent thread on salt mixes running:

http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=64139

I would like to shift the focus to CONSISTENCY. Seems each salt mix has its followers and all are probably acceptable. The problem I see is most have variability from mix to mix. Some with horrific results. So.......my question is:

What do you feel is the most consistent of the salt mixes avaialbe? Thanks all!
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Unless you've used every salt out there, it's impossible to say which is most consistent. It's still all just opinion and you still have variables. Even though a salt may need buffered, it's still consistent since it mixes the same every time. I think your question though is which salt mixes consistent every time without buffers and I don't see how one person could answer that unless they've used every brand of salt out there for the same length of time.... etc.
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I didn't expect coments for every mix. I thought users could comment on the consistency of THEIR mix.

The need for buffers is not an issue. As a user, as long as I know...I need to buffer xxx this much each time, every time - I'm fine.

What is the consistency of the salt prodcut you've chosen to use?
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I use Instant Ocean and you can view my comments here.

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IO has been consistent for me "out of the box" regarding Ca/Alk. Ca is always ~340-350 ppm, alk~ 4 meg/l. Not the best numbers for reefs, but consistent. I don't test for other things such as Mg, etc. as frequently, if at all, so I can't comment on much else. Though I've never had any salt "issues" w/ it after some Ca adjustment.
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Thanks Fluff and MT79. That's the input I was hoping for.

I just setup my new RO/DI unit and will soon mix my own. I was following the previous thread closely and that's what prompted my question for consisteny. Thanks again. Hope to get more inputs.
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