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View Poll Results: What Salt Mix Do You Use??
Instant Ocean 26 55.32%
Kent 2 4.26%
Tropic 3 6.38%
Coralife 2 4.26%
Reef Crystals 1 2.13%
Saechem 0 0%
Red Sea 1 2.13%
Oceanic 11 23.40%
Other 1 2.13%
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Old 11-02-2004, 08:27 PM   #11
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I switched from IO to Oceanic for the Ca increase. Worked too.

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I use Instant Ocean, but am thinking about switching to Oceanic, when this bag runs out.


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Old 11-03-2004, 12:00 AM   #13
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I use Oceanic in my reef tank.. Keeps my CA right where I want it, after i do my regular water changes.. I could help but notice the difference it made with my corals and the clarity of my water when I started using it.. I've tried IO and Reef Crystals and this one is far more superior to those two combined.. The only other Salt I like other than Oceanic is Tropic Marine..But its cost has strayed me away..
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I used to use Red sea but my lfs stopped getting it in so I had a choice of IO, Kent or Oceanic. I chose the IO because many people here suggest it. I will probably stick with it so as not to stress the fish out to much.
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Old 11-05-2004, 11:43 AM   #15
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I use Crystal Sea "Reef Blend" (what a joke) in my Reef due to it's low cost of $19.99 for a 150g bucket. This is about 25-50% cheaper than the other names the lfs carries. The problem is my Ca level is well under 300 doing regular water changes. I do not feel like dosing so I will be switching salts ASAP - I will probably go with Oceanic or Kent. Overall I would recommend Crystal Sea for stictly a FO, but not a reef or even FOWL where you would want the Ca for coralline algae. It is really sad that this company call this a "reef blend"

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