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Old 12-10-2006, 07:38 PM   #1
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Reef Crystals salt smell

I'm switching from IO to RC. IO had absolutely no smell but yesterday I opened my first bucket of RC and noticed it had a slight smell to it. Is that normal?

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what kind off smell?
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Mine usually has a sort of vitamin smell.
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I can usually "smell" my salt. Did yours smell really bad?
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I've been trying to place the smell, I've smelled something like it before but can't quite figure out what it is. I'm mixing a batch now (about 25 gallons), and when I walk into the room I can smell it just faintly. I guess "vitamin" is a pretty good description.
I just wanted to make sure it wasn't a bad batch or something. Sounds like it is normal. Thanks.
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I have read on another forum that this is very common.
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Yup... all the RC I've used has a "smell." Personally, I think it smells like... well... salt. It's so fine though, it gets airborne with very little disturbance and I think the fact that it's coating your nostrils makes it smell even more! I know the first time I mixed some up, I was breathing through my mouth. Wrong idea. I was really surprised how quick the salt taste hit my tongue.
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I just switched, but I opened my RC in my garage, so I didn't notice a smell, other than salty....
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Aha!!! I've got it..................................Flintstones vitamins! Thats the smell
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