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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, 06:26 PM   #1
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Salt Poll (what salt mix do you use?)

What salt do you use?

Just because more people use one salt over the other doesnt make that salt better, it could be that it is cheaper. Do not go out and buy salt based on this poll, but buy salt based on the experience of fish keepers.

Post as to why you use the brand of salt that you do use.
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Old 11-02-2004, 06:31 PM   #2
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I would also like it if some of you more experienced reef keepers could post as to why you use the salt that you do use......AHEMM...Steve S....AHEMM....
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Old 11-02-2004, 06:41 PM   #3
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I use Instant Ocean. I only have two types of salt available to me. IO and Oceanic. I switched to Oceanic for a while but it lowered my PH and my calcium. Now I'm back with IO.
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I use Oceanic. Never used anything else, but some of the experts tell me that it is super high quality, very fast dissolving, and (my favorite part) cheap!

revtree, you should add table Salt to your poll just for giggles.
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I use Instant Ocean because the original LFS I went to suggested it. No problems yet, so I don't intend to fix what isn't broken.
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I use Oceanic. I did use Instant ocean, until a lfs recommended Oceanic for corals.
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I've been using IO, but because it does have lower Ca levels, I'm switching to Oceanic due to it's more balanced chemistry.

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my tank is FOWLR/reef (Don't quite have super wicked lighting, but its probably more reef than fowlr)
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Old 11-02-2004, 07:18 PM   #8
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I use Coralife because you get a free shirt! Really (And that is what my LFS has instock most of the time. I use it in my reef also. But then again i dose with everything under the sun And i dont do water changes in the either
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When responding it may also help others to know the type of tank you have; reef, FO or FOWLR.

I have used IO in the past and found it quite lacking. I'm not out to bash the brand nor the manufacturer, I think it still definately has it's place though just not in my tanks.

Personally I use Kent Marine salts. They have consistantly provided a product with a good balance in alk, Ca and and adequate Mg level. I have never had issue with this salt in any regard.

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I have done a lot of reef research and found that about 90% of the people that have been into the reef seen for a long time ( like since the early 70's ) All use Kent marine products. So that has to tell you something. BTW my tank is FO
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