I just wanted to share my experiences with salt. I started my tank last August with Red Sea Pro. I got it through the cycle with no issues and got off to a great start. At about the six month mark I decided to try Reef Crystals as it was slightly less expensive and many people had given it great reviews. Within a couple of weeks of switching my tank looked horrible. I had a massive outbreak of cyano
and green hair algae. The source water is RO
and tested fine for nitrates and phosphates both before and after mixing in the salt. I kept using the Reef Crystals until the 200 gallon quantity I had purchased was gone. I then switched back to Red Sea and after one 50% water change and a good scrubbing the tank is back to normal. I will note the fish and couple of beginner coral I have did just fine on the Reef Crystal.
I am inclined to think I may have just had a bad batch of salt as too many of you have had no issues with Reef Crystals. I just thought I would share my experience.
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