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Old 10-26-2014, 06:34 AM   #1
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Red Sea or Instant Ocean?

What's the preferred salt mix for you experienced reefers?

A lot of people recommend IORC but I've read that people have residual issues with it.

I know BRS uses Red Sea Coral Pro and they seem to love it, it is also cheaper than IO.


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Red sea it's better

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Neither is better than the other IMO and I've used both. I've never had the residue issue with either but I've heard that before. Reef crystals is a little higher alk but Red Sea seems to mix out with a higher calcium level.


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never had problems with reef crystals, IMO it doesnt really matter to much as long as its a good brand reef salt.
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Well.. I went with Red Sea for now.
Purely because I prefer the look of the bucket


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Well.. I went with Red Sea for now.
Purely because I prefer the look of the bucket


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I just switched from reef crystals to Red Sea only because I couldn't find a big box...and I like the bucket. Lol


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Good to know what really matters
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Good to know what really matters

Yeah well... Got to focus on the important stuff foremost...


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I've used several salts. Each has a pro that the others don't. So far, I like Kent the best of all that I've used, over IO, IO Reef Crystals, Red Sea Coral Pro...At some point I'd like to try out Oceanic, or something like that, as I've heard great things about it.
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I've used several salts. Each has a pro that the others don't. So far, I like Kent the best of all that I've used, over IO, IO Reef Crystals, Red Sea Coral Pro...At some point I'd like to try out Oceanic, or something like that, as I've heard great things about it.

Fair enough, I think you get most for your money with Red Sea though.
This is all I need for now as a beginner.


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