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Old 07-08-2006, 04:58 PM   #1
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yet another salt question?

Okay I have some salt that I bought about 3 weeks ago. I left it in the box and now it has become clumpy. Is it still good? Or should I just toss the clumps? Also I have 2 brands of salt could I mix the 2 together?
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Old 07-08-2006, 05:53 PM   #2
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Ive used older salts that have had clumps in it as well and have not seen any problems with it. I think its just a condensation build up in the bag, although I may be wrong. I would say that it should be fine and there shouldnt be any problems.
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Old 07-08-2006, 06:02 PM   #3
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Salt will clump when it gets moist, even from humidity. If the bag was new I would be worried, otherwise if you had it open before I think you should be fine
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I opened it about 3 weeks ago. It was fine when I opened it. I just didnt seal it very good. I am gonna put it in a sealed container just wanted to know if I should throw out the clumps. Would it be okay to mix 2 brands of salt in the same container?
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which one have you been using the most? if wanting to use both at one time i would think you would have to ease into it like switching dog food, ie - use the one youve been using the most and just add a cup or so each pwc. i could be wrong tho....
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I was using IO but then tried Oceanic, I like the IO better so I have been adding that in when I do my wc. so I still have some oceanic left. I might just use that up in my other tank. and stick ti IO in my reef tank.
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Old 07-08-2006, 07:08 PM   #7
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The salt should be fine. Just make sure it is mixed and aged for a good amount of time before using the water.
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i read somewhere that switching all at once was bad, so i think as long as you acclimate it it either way, you should be good. and as lando said, making sure its mixed and aged is important.
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Don't throw out the clumps. They'll dissolve in just fine.
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