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Old 03-30-2007, 11:58 AM   #1
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what sea salt is the best

In a reef aquarium what is the best sea salt to use in keeping up with all the trace elements. I am not a big fan of dosing
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You will get mixed opinions on this subject. Personally, I switch from instant ocean to reef crystals and like it a lot.
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From my Stock list and tips for maintaining your SW tank post.

Higher quality salts would include: Tropic Marine Salt, Kent Sea Salt, & Crystal Sea Marinemix which are better formulated for reef tanks.
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Or, the above is a better answer!
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Not better :P As you said "quality salt" is really a subjective term.

There are higher quality salts that are formulated for reef tanks but many people have particular favorites for personal reasons so you get tons of different answers.
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than I will ask what is the best for keeping calcium up. A friend of mine that has been a reef hobbyist for years said when he had problems with calcium he switched to reef crystals and he said it worked out much better for him
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than I will ask what is the best for keeping calcium up. A friend of mine that has been a reef hobbyist for years said when he had problems with calcium he switched to reef crystals and he said it worked out much better for him
Personal experience speaks volumes. If he is happy, give it a try.
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Old 03-30-2007, 02:11 PM   #8
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I agree! I use Instant Ocean and am happy with my results. As Roka said he switched to Reef Crystals from IO and is happy. My CA is usually between 400-420 and I don't add anything, just do PWCs every other week.
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Kent Great. So is reef crystals.
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I hate those questions with a hundred different answers. LOL I use oceanic salt. Keeps my calcium at 420-450 just by doing weekly PWC`s. IME it is the best that I have used.
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