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Old 08-28-2006, 01:07 PM   #1
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Aquatic Gardens slat mix

I've been seeing a brand of salt called Aquatic Gardens premium salt mix in my local Petco. It's $49.99 for a 150 gallon mix and is clearly listed as a product of China. Meanwhile the 160 gallon mix of Instant Ocean sits right next to it for $62.99. I'm a little leery. It seems to me salt is one area in this hobby where you wouldn't to skimp. Has anyone tried this stuff?

7 month old 100 gallon. Hopefully on my way to a great reef tank. A few small fish and a few small soft corals. T5 HO Lights and ro/di unit.
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I've never tried it, but I paid $31.99 for the 160G of IO salt from drsfosterandsmith.com
I am not sure if they still do, but when I ordered, they didn't charge extra for weight.
Maybe you could buy a small bag of the other stuff and mix it and test it, to see if it is worth it.
I did a quick google on it and couldn't find much, other than it's sold at Petsmart. Maybe someone else may have used it...

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petsmart is 31.99 on the internet and will price match in the store, just take a printed copy of the page with you.
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