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Old 05-07-2007, 06:45 PM   #1
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i was wondering if i would need to add anything to the RO water besides salt. anything for ph,gh,kh
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the salt should balance the pH. You need to test your water to see what you need if anything.
Everyone I know only use additives to the tank not there top off water or new salt water.
I have never balanced my new SW for a water change, only the tank when done.
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All I do is mix the marine salt with the water. What type salt are you using?
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Old 05-07-2007, 06:57 PM   #4
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it's a no name salt that my pet store sells. they told me it was just the sam as instant ocean with out the fish on the bag
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I would make sure it is a reputable brand salt mix.
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I agree. There is a large range of performance in salt mixes. Just watch for stable parameters and no bad algae growth. Hopefully it will be fine, but testimonials are sure helpful.
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Testing the PH, Ca, Alk, and magnesium of your fresh SW would be a good idea (mix it to full strength reef seawater- SG 1.024-1.026). If they are all within the proper ranges, your good to go. I don't even trust name brands, let alone some LFS blend. Consistency from batch to batch is also very important and something to consider.
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No name salt?? Never heard of a no name salt..
I would never trust a no name salt. JMO

Before adding any additives in the tank or new SW Testing is a must.
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