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Old 09-13-2013, 08:58 PM   #1
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Saltwater Mix For Reef

Just got an RO/DI unit made by Coralife. Which salt mix is the best for a reef tank? Thanks.

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what do you mean by salt mix? As far as I'm concerned salt is salt, you can get a bad batch with any manufacturer. Check out Bulk reef supply and amazon you can get good deals there!
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So far front runners are Instant Ocean Reef Crystals and Seachem Reef Salt.
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We normally call it salt mix since it contains several trace elements. It depends on what you refer to as the BEST. Each brand may differ on the ratio of elements they contain. The way for you to find out is buy a small pack of each and do the test yourself. I know most people use Instant Ocean or Reef Crystals and they are available everywhere. There are some who would use several brands to replenish the elements they need so no need for dosing.
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Kent marine reef mix here.
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Kent marine reef mix here.
Saw this on eBay. 200 gal pack looks cost efficient
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I used Kent and coralife salts awhile back and was not impressed. They both left a residue in my salt pails and didnt mix as quickly as I would have liked. I buy instant ocean from drs foster and smith for like $50 a box with free shipping and thats for 200g.

Everyone has their favorite salts, it's kinda a personal preference.
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I buy instant ocean from drs foster and smith for like $50 a box with free shipping and thats for 200g.
Thanks. I will check it out.
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