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Old 12-26-2013, 07:31 PM   #1
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regular salt mix vs. reef salt mix

Any benefit to use reef salt mix in my fish and soft coral tank ? I get my salt water pre mixed from my LFS and they use regular salt mix and was thinking about making my own. I know softies don't need the extra items in reef salt but wanted to know if they would do better or the same if I use reef salt.

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As long as the levels remain stable, things will be just fine in a tank dominated by soft coral. Though I'd assume that mixing up the water on your own would probably be cheaper for you in the long run.

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Softies DO use elements from the water column, just not as much as stony corals. Yes, a reef grade salt mix should be better than a FO/FOWLR salt mix if you are keeping corals.
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