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Old 10-11-2004, 08:27 PM   #11
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Ya the coralife wasn't really a contender to me.

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Old 10-11-2004, 10:35 PM   #12
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Yeah it takes more stiring to get it all disolved. But you get a free shirt in the bucket

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Old 10-11-2004, 11:16 PM   #13
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I just got a free T-shirt in my last bucket of IO, extra large too!
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Old 10-11-2004, 11:25 PM   #14
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I started out using IO and was happy with it. I switched to Oceanic because I've heard it was better. I used two buckets of it and switched back to IO. With Oceanic, my calcium level dropped. Also, IO keeps my ph at a consistent 8.0, oceanic dropped it to 7.8.
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Old 10-11-2004, 11:42 PM   #15
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i m a coralife user (hey if u get a bucket u get a free shirt)
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Old 10-12-2004, 12:28 AM   #16
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I've been using Coralife. It's been about $15 cheaper per bucket than the Instant Ocean. I go through a lot so it adds up. For me it might be better simply because I can afford to do more frequent water changes than if I were paying more. I also like the way it's in three resealable bags inside the bucket to keep out moisture. I don't dig opening my salt with a hammer every single time, either, as I used to do with IO. And my roommate really likes the shirts (as if THAT would be a deciding factor.....not!) that come in the bucket.
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Old 10-12-2004, 08:57 AM   #17
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I started with reefcrystals and was very happy. When I ran out of that it wasn't available so I picked up a bucket of coralife and have been pretty happy with that. I actually just did a water change a couple days ago. Change water tested at 420 CA and 3.4 Kdh @ 1.023 SG. (Kdh could stand to go up a tad) Took almost exactly 2-1/2 cups of salt for a 5 gallon bucket of water. disolved pretty quickly and was crystal clear after about a half an hour with a PH in the bucket. (i let it mix overnight anyway).

I did not notice any adverse effects on the critters when I changed from the reef crystals to coralife. I do 5 gallon water changes every 2 or 3 months (55 reef (sorta)).

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