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Old 02-17-2005, 04:18 PM   #11
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I use IO Reef Crystals. I get the dependability of IO with great Ca/Alk numbers (450/11). I saw a study once that listed all of the nitrates, phosphates, etc in some of the other salts. I don't remember the link to the analysis though. Sorry!
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Old 02-17-2005, 04:21 PM   #12
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Here's food for thought: I just bought a bucket (2 actually) of IO/RC shipped cheaper than I could get it for at the LFS (45$/bucket).
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Old 02-17-2005, 04:26 PM   #13
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Old 02-17-2005, 06:59 PM   #14
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I got Instant Ocean cuz it was on fatty sale. I'll see how it goes.
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Old 02-17-2005, 08:18 PM   #15
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Never heard anyone say Reef Crystals has more Ca than IO before.
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I used Coralife to start my tank. Now use lfs bought r/o for my water changes. I never asked them what salt mix they use. Just added my first shrooms to my fowlr. They are expanding even more in my tank vs the lfs.
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Old 02-17-2005, 10:45 PM   #17
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Right now I am using Coralife. I have been having trouble keeping a consistant Ph for about the last two months. It sticks around 8.0 for some reason. I may end up switching as soon as I am done with this bucket. I might try Kent next.
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Old 02-18-2005, 02:22 AM   #18
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I'm using Kent. I haven't really tried anything else. Things in my tank are alive, that's all I know.
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I use IO, and my Ca levels are always over 400. It dissolves in minutes and my ph has been steady.
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Old 02-19-2005, 12:36 PM   #20
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hmm, When I use IO Ca was always 380 and alk was 2.5 meg/L. Which is not bad but I wanted a bit more.

IO is cheaper to buy that is for sure
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