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Old 11-25-2012, 06:47 PM   #21
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I have been seeing on other forums there has been major loss some tanks all have been lost and some just livestock... I saw the recall on another post here in AA but have been searching online and no information from Instant Ocean regarding this recall. I tired to send an email but it was kicked back to me as undeliverable so I am going to try again from work on Monday. I got a box 200 gallon and so far no problems but I still have one bag left out of the box and I can find no date on the box.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:14 PM   #22
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Like I said, it is way to easy to blame others aka rumors of bad salt, on just that rumors. Funny no one had any issues until 1 person said that ther was bad salt, now everything wrong with out tanks is because of the salt. No one else has heard back, and no one has any confirmation that there is anything worng. Not saying seaweed made anything up, but just because 1 company rep said ther is a problem that has never been confirmed by a major company. We need to go back to taking care of our tanks and stop waiting for someone else to be responsible for all our issues. If there was a major problem, there would have been a recall. They are not going to risk their reputation and the future of their organization by not admitting a problem when their is a wide spread issue. If you have issues, start with your water supply and your upkeep and Mainteance of your reef, that will eliminate 99% of the issues. If you think their supply is bad, then change. Like I said if a major reef supply company had a major problem, then all online retailers and brick and motore stores would have been notified. If they had a minor issue that did not affect the health of the reefs that they are in business to support, then they would have just made corrections. Now they are getting blamed for ph issues, nitrates, fish dyeing, and everything else that is wrong. We must apply common sence and take responsibilities. I'm sure the vast majority of people who use a competitors brand of salt as a whole have a lot of the same issues.

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Like I said, it is way to easy to blame others aka rumors of bad salt, on just that rumors. Funny no one had any issues until 1 person said that ther was bad salt, now everything wrong with out tanks is because of the salt. No one else has heard back, and no one has any confirmation that there is anything worng. Not saying seaweed made anything up, but just because 1 company rep said ther is a problem that has never been confirmed by a major company. We need to go back to taking care of our tanks and stop waiting for someone else to be responsible for all our issues. If there was a major problem, there would have been a recall. They are not going to risk their reputation and the future of their organization by not admitting a problem when their is a wide spread issue. If you have issues, start with your water supply and your upkeep and Mainteance of your reef, that will eliminate 99% of the issues. If you think their supply is bad, then change. Like I said if a major reef supply company had a major problem, then all online retailers and brick and motore stores would have been notified. If they had a minor issue that did not affect the health of the reefs that they are in business to support, then they would have just made corrections. Now they are getting blamed for ph issues, nitrates, fish dyeing, and everything else that is wrong. We must apply common sence and take responsibilities. I'm sure the vast majority of people who use a competitors brand of salt as a whole have a lot of the same issues.

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I agree totally. FYI, it isn't rocket science to test your makeup water before tossing it into the tank anyway. In my 30 years of saltwater and owning LFS's I never got a bad load of salt. If there is salt that is mixing at a ph of 6 (and I am not even sure how you could do that without adding something very acidic) there would be a recall of all of it. Maybe that's happening, but I can't find conformation of it anywhere. I use reef crystals and won't be changing. But I also add 60 gallons on a water change and would never put it in without checking salinity, temperature and PH. Sometimes I do cal/alk too.
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I agree totally. FYI, it isn't rocket science to test your makeup water before tossing it into the tank anyway. In my 30 years of saltwater and owning LFS's I never got a bad load of salt. If there is salt that is mixing at a ph of 6 (and I am not even sure how you could do that without adding something very acidic) there would be a recall of all of it. Maybe that's happening, but I can't find conformation of it anywhere. I use reef crystals and won't be changing. But I also add 60 gallons on a water change and would never put it in without checking salinity, temperature and PH. Sometimes I do cal/alk too.


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I blame Instant Ocean for all my years of healthy coral growth.

At least in part.
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Old 11-26-2012, 05:23 PM   #26
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I recieved a response from instant ocean. They state there are no recalls or bad batches on any lot codes. It is safe for use.
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Where did you hear this? We do not have a recall on any of our Reef Crystals, and no, you should not stop using it.

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That's good to hear... And makes sense.
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Good thing there isn't no recall. Just bought a 200gal box worth of reef crystals today.
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Any batch of salt, no matter who made it, should be tested once the first time you mix it up. After that I wouldn't worry about it.
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