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Old 12-06-2011, 11:56 AM   #1
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good salt mix

hi all can some one recomend to me a good salt mix. i have fish coral and inverts
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:26 PM   #2
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I just switched from cora-life salt to Red Sea's Pro coral mix - stuff in the purple bin. All the levels are high enough that I really dont have to dose anymore in my 12g LPS and softie tank.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:30 PM   #3
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and is the new mix working well for you mate
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:55 PM   #4
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I love it though I had some issues mixing originally, found out that you just need to mix it for 3-12 hours with a power head if you go longer it can sometimes cause some of the elements to bind together and either float at the top or sink to te bottom of your mixing container. But a quick email to the company and they gave me a quick answer with those steps
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sounds good many thanks
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Old 12-06-2011, 04:17 PM   #6
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any reef grade salt mix will work fine for you. reef crystals, oceanic, D&D h2ocean, tropic marin, coralife, red sea, seachem reef salt, etc. they will all do a decent job.
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:49 PM   #7
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Hello, while in this topic of salt mix, how long can i store the saltwater after i have made it?
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:27 PM   #8
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I used to make 75g at a time a few years ago and be able to store it for a whole month by just running a circ pump, heater and topping off with RO to keep the right salinity. The LFS I work at keeps theres for 2-3 weeks before its completely sold off
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:42 PM   #9
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Ok thanks, I am though making the water for Saturdays change, just a bit concerned that I am making it in two 5 gal jugs, n the salinity will be off, should I just mix it all together from here on end?
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