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Old 05-04-2013, 09:10 PM   #21
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I didn't like how io product mixed up, and the alk/calc wasn't where I wanted it to be for my sps. It works, I won't deny it. I just take the approach on my tank of avoiding cheap equipment as I've had issues in the past. I get that feel from how it mixes up.
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:27 PM   #22
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I don't have a issue mixing it up as I use a paint mixing paddle and a drill in a 5 gallon bucket
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I use a different salt mix every time. Whatever is cheaply priced for the most part. Oceanic, RC, Kent, Coralife, Red Sea, .....My theory is, what one salt lacks, the other makes up for.
All of those brands are under 50 bucks here. I just got a 200 gallon box of Coralife for $36.99.
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I have only ever used oceanic.. 200g bucket for 60$... Calcium and alk levels are pretty high.. I read before that with instant ocean you have to dose calcium often.... My tank sits at 500 calcium...
I have same results.
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:08 PM   #25
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I use a different salt mix every time. Whatever is cheaply priced for the most part. Oceanic, RC, Kent, Coralife, Red Sea, .....My theory is, what one salt lacks, the other makes up for.
All of those brands are under 50 bucks here. I just got a 200 gallon box of Coralife for $36.99.
Where do you buy your salts?
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Regular Instant Ocean works fine for me. Been using it for over 25 yrs.
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I use a different salt mix every time. Whatever is cheaply priced for the most part. Oceanic, RC, Kent, Coralife, Red Sea, .....My theory is, what one salt lacks, the other makes up for.
All of those brands are under 50 bucks here. I just got a 200 gallon box of Coralife for $36.99.
I like this theory, I may adopt it. Have you ever noticed significant differences between the various brands?
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:22 PM   #28
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I currently use Reef Crystals, but this may be a dumb ?. But has anyone ever mixed the different salt brands together to try to achieve thier desired target. Simply just mixing like 2 or four brands in salt form before the RO water. Would it make that big of a difference?
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I don't think there's much difference in the leading brands. I have used reef crystals and instant ocean for decades. I like reef crystals best because it contains more calcium and dissolves better, also doesn't seem to clump up as bad. I think they all will do a fine job.
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I like this theory, I may adopt it. Have you ever noticed significant differences between the various brands?
Just that IO, RC, and Seachem, leave a brown residue in my mixing barrel. None of the others do this. I still use them sporadically though.
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