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Old 05-05-2013, 05:28 PM   #31
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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.
I still don't get that residue, it still puzzles me that some get it and some don't. Still good salt as the residue must be a bit of clay left over from the mining process.
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I still don't get that residue, it still puzzles me that some get it and some don't. Still good salt as the residue must be a bit of clay left over from the mining process.
Same here with the coral pro salt
But only get the brown stuff when I leave the barrel empty after making saltwater.
I fill it up with freshwater now and dont leave it empty which solved that problem
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Same here with the coral pro salt
But only get the brown stuff when I leave the barrel empty after making saltwater.
I fill it up with freshwater now and dont leave it empty which solved that problem
I also leave my barrel full of fresh water. There may be something to that.
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I don't understand why that would make a difference. Meanwhile, I do fill my barrel with R.O. water immediately after a water change. I always like a large water change ready just in case.
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I don't understand why that would make a difference. Meanwhile, I do fill my barrel with R.O. water immediately after a water change. I always like a large water change ready just in case.
Same here. I thought the drying out part might be relevant. But you said it settled on the power head and everything. Don't know. Still a mystery. I get a bit of calcium buildup, but that's white.
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I just got 400 gallons worth of Kent Reef salt for $92 on eBay. I thought that was a pretty good deal!
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I just got 400 gallons worth of Kent Reef salt for $92 on eBay. I thought that was a pretty good deal!
Was that with shipping?
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Drs fosters and smith ships salt free over $49
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You're right. 400 gallons of Kent Salt is $90 with free shipping at Foster and Smith. Reef Crystals is a couple of bucks less. Still a good deal at $92 if shipping was included on EBay. I love Bulk Reef Supply, but Foster and Smith wins on salt mixes so far. Anyone seen any better prices?
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Yeah, the $92 included the shipping. Good to know I can always get a deal that good!
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