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Old 09-09-2008, 07:18 PM   #11
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I also had issues with IO.
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:17 PM   #12
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So if everyone has there take on different Salt Mixes which one would everyone can say would be the best even though you are using a mix that you know there is something out there that is better?
It`s not that there is a better salt out there but that they have their tradeoffs. Oceanic has high calcium but supposedly has a lower PH and mag readings.All the other salts have their good point and they have their bad points. I cant tell James (innovator) my Oceanic is better than your IO because I have good calcium readings when he has better PH readings. You just have to pick what works for you.
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Yeah that's true I was thinking about it after I posted it.....
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I have a question (If you dont mind Frank)

Can you combine two different mixes?
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You could combine two different mixes and people have, but the problem is assaying final formulation results of the elements now mixed together and assuming both salt mixes are thoroughly premixed. You can; however, formulate your own salt mix by purchasing elements separately. How costly this would be on a hobby level I do not know. As Melosu said, results will vary as no two aquariums are alike and I personally disbelieve that any salt mix is a direct cause of algae outbreaks. Many variables are prevalent even in testings and more likely algae spurs from an unbalanced ecosystem (to an extent). Either way, you could choose 2-3 of the popular top brands and run some long-term trial and error testing with what works best for your tank. When doing this understand that switching salt brands can lead to algae outbreaks.
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I definitely agree with long term trial and effort. One bucket will not be enough. Find those threads I started on salt mixes and do like James said and pick one to start and after several months if you are not obtaining your goals then switch. I do agree that constant switching will cause problems.
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I tried a few salt mixes I ended up sticking with reef crystals after talking with Kurt Nelson I liked his opinion of things and trusted his judgement since I had no clue what I was doing when I started. I have had zero problems with it other than low calcium level which really hasn't created a problem for my tank since its not overly stocked with corals. its just a bit lower than suggested levels.
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I ended up sticking with reef crystals after talking with Kurt Nelson I liked his opinion of things and trusted his judgement
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Kurt is a good guy. He knows his stuff when it comes to SW. He`s a great asset to this site.
I agree I remember when I was first getting started I sent kurt a simple PM and he wrote back a novel of information thats what jump started my addiction because I am the type of guy that has to understand the why behind thing I don't just take anybodys word for it unless I understand it. Kurt was great about explaining the why behind things. That and reading the book Aquarium corals by ERIC H BORNEMAN my signature is a quote from the book I bought the book based on Kurt's suggestion.
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