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Old 09-07-2003, 02:53 PM   #1
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different brands of salt.

any one know why there is a differents in price for salt? whats the differents with red sea and instant ocean, the instant ocean is around $99.99 at every store and red sea is $80.00 - $89.99 but the red sea is on sale right now for $49.99 so im going too go buy some but ill return it if its not any good. oh yeah the prices are canadian.
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Old 09-07-2003, 03:15 PM   #2
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as for salt im not an expert but think that alot has to do with marketing and some are better than others when it comes to trace of elements/cal/mag
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Old 09-07-2003, 04:28 PM   #3
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$100.00 a pail for any salt is outrageous. I would suggest looking for an alternate source. You should not be paying more than $60.00 before shipping. If you can find it, I would aslo recommend Kent salt.

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All the salt mix's are basically the same. Its kind of like the different brands of catchup. They all contain the same basic elements but some are in slightly different amounts.

There are some essential elements that must be in the water to sustain saltwater life. All of the saltmix's have these elements. Some in greater quantity than the others.

I used to be that IO was the salt mix that the others strived to achieve.
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that $99.99 is just the regular price at the stores here, i went with the red sea salt cant beat 50% off.
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Another good place to check out is http://www.thatpetplace.com/intro/mainf.html They have Reef Crystal Salt in a 200 Gallon Bucket for US$44.29 a bucket plus shipping. Thats one of the best prices I have seen anywhere, allthough I did find a case (3 50gal bags) of Instant Ocean at my LFS for 50 bucks on sale recently.
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im in canada so $44.29 us is even more then $49.99 canadain, thanks any ways.
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No prob, I was just thinking for after the sale ends
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Im not even sure if thatpetplace.com ships to canada. I know bigals.com does as they have stores in canada also.
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good point but they said it will be on sale every 2 month or so, but who knows for sure untill it happens.
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