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Old 08-08-2012, 04:38 PM   #1
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Salt mix and reef

I'm planning a 55g reef in the near future. I currently have a 20g fowlr and use regular instant ocean. Should I switch to the instant ocean reef crystal salt in my planned tank? I was reading up and it says it has all of the supplements etc in it for a reef. Anyone have experience with reef crystals? What brands do you guys use? Thank you

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I use Oceanic but IMO there is no "one" better than all out there. They all have their strentghs and weaknesses. If there was a mix better than the others than we would all be using it. Good Luck with the tank.
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I use instant ocean too and it works well. I'd say use the reef crystals for a reef tank. It'll probably work better. I don't have much experience with it however.
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I use reef crystals and my corals are all exploding with joy.
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I use reef crystals in my reef tanks and am pleased with it. I use the regular I/O for my fish only tanks as well. I think it mixes well enough, has the essential elements you need and it's one of the cheaper salts out there.

everyone will have their favorite and like said above none is really better than another. I;ve tried a few brands and have always come back to instant ocean.
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Thanks everyone for the replies! I'll use the reef crystals when the time comes!
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Good luck with the tank! Post pictures once it's done
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I use the red sea pro salt, did use reef crystals before I switched. I loved the reef crystals, but I can tell my corals like the red sea pro salt alot better and grow a lot faster with it.
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Does it contain more iodine than reef crystals? Just curious.
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I, too, use reef crystals. Never really had a problem so no reason to switch.
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