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Old 12-11-2003, 12:56 PM   #1
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What is the best salt?

I am almost at the end of my Coralife salt bag, so I will need to buy more. Should I stick with the same or is there a better salt available for a reef tank.

So far I have not had any problems with this salt. All critters are doing well. 8)
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Old 12-11-2003, 02:00 PM   #2
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what i use and like it !! i wouldnt switch imo
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Old 12-11-2003, 02:48 PM   #3
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I like Red Sea so far, its been great.
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Old 12-11-2003, 03:54 PM   #4
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Seems like I have read some negatives about IO lately. Is this brand not really recommended?
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Instant ocean is fine from what I hear.
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Old 12-11-2003, 04:18 PM   #6
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I use IO with no problems.
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Old 12-11-2003, 04:21 PM   #7
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I use only IO. I tried Red Sea because it was on sell and I thru 1/2 of it out. I could actully see the dirt in the bottom of the bucket... Nasty. Anyway, I read a post from Reefrunner & he said regardless of what you use, make the change slowly. Dont just change the salt from one water change to the next..
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Old 12-11-2003, 05:03 PM   #8
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If your salt seems to be working well for you I would stick with it! I use tropic marin which I feel is a very good salt.
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Old 12-11-2003, 06:09 PM   #9
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I have heard good things about tropic marin but I have not seen it locally. Not sure if I want to mail order salt
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Old 12-11-2003, 08:34 PM   #10
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I have used almost every salt on the market. I never noticed anyhting different in my tank when using a particular brand. I just tried Coral life becasue it was on sale super cheap at the wholesalers and i must say the Ca and Alk were much better than my Instant Ocean. Also my PH has stayed .1 higher than normal. I think this salt is a good brand that has gotten a bad rap.It is by far the best dissolving salt I have trieds. I used to think it was bad but after trying it I think it is fine. I think all the salts are fine that are on the market right now.
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