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Old 11-11-2006, 06:21 PM   #1
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Salt discussion at MACNA

Did anyone see the discussion at MACNA from Eric Borneman? We had a presentation today from Steve Pro and Eric and one of the things he discussed was a salt study he conducted.

Basically compared about 10 salts over a 10-11 month period.

Results were pretty startling.

Anyone hear/see this?
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Yep....
http://www.fantasyreef.com/macna/macna10.php
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Yes I saw it and was pleasantly surprised. I read that link that Lisa just gave you. Great Link
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That was the presentation I saw. Anyone change their salt brand becasue of it?

I use Oceanic and it did well but definitely had some issues.
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I use Oceanic and it did well but definitely had some issues.
Like what? I use it also but what type issues did you have?
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ACK!! I want results! LOL! Nice link Hara.
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I am switching from Instant Ocean because of it. I have had mixed issues with it, on and off, but decided to try either Reef Crystals or Oceanic. It was a very nicely done study.
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I meant it had a few issues in the study. In the discussion, I felt it was definatley not the salt of choice. They thought it was too high in its Ca and had low alk. This I have known but my tank always tests out fine for what I want. I think I will buy new test kits to verify all of that though. I like Oceanic for the most part. Just wonder if it would be beneficial to switch.

Only real issues I have is hair algae. I always assumed this was normal. Nothing a cleaning every few weeks does not fix.

BTW, what do you think of the algae issues that were represented in the test when no PO4 was detectable? When food, lighting. etc. are all equal some salts had more issues than others.
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That is a great link. Can anyone tell me what control tank letter used Coralife salt? I could not figure that out. Any other comments specifically about Coralife. I have been using it happily for the last 3 1/2 years but wouuld not be oppossed to changing.
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http://www.fantasyreef.com/macna/bor...emanlowe57.jpg

That image shows which salt was which. Coralife was "A"
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