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Old 04-23-2012, 06:57 PM   #1
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Sea Salt Comparison

I presently use Petco Premium Salt for my FOWLR tank. I have been having trouble with my parameters. My nitrates seem to be always at 20 ppm. My friend tells me that Petco brand sea salt is made by a subsidiary of Kent that goes by the name of Aquatic Gardens (previously Catalina).

Can anyone offer any advice or insight concerning this?
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:14 PM   #2
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I've heard the same regarding the rebranded petco salt. Excessive nitrates really aren't the result of a salt brand at least IME\IMO. Nitrates are the end product of your bioload/feeding.

What's your feeding schedule/amount like?
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:19 PM   #3
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Once a day to the very most, twice if I notice my smaller fish getting beat out to the food. But that's like happens maybe a few times per month.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:24 PM   #4
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If your nitrates are a real issue and your skimmer or other filters can't keep up, I'd think about changing your feeding schedule to every other day. The fish really don't need as much food as we think they do.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:29 PM   #5
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If your nitrates are a real issue and your skimmer or other filters can't keep up, I'd think about changing your feeding schedule to every other day. The fish really don't need as much food as we think they do.
+1 this seems to be the number one issue when having problems with trates I feed my tank every third day and everyone's plump and happy with 0-5 nitrates after every 3weeks (could probably go longer but need to replenish elements lol)
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:05 PM   #6
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I am feeding every 3rd day with no problems.

if you are looking for a recomendation on salt I use Red Sea Coral Pro and love it
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:36 PM   #7
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Bavass,

I have a 55g FOWLR tank. It sounds like the salt you're recommending is for reef setups. Why would I want to use reef salt?
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I am simply stating what i use and that i love it. They also make a red sea salt that does not have the higher calcium and alk
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Could I use the calcium and alkaline?
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The reg red sea has some in it. The reef salts have more because the corals use it up
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