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Old 02-16-2011, 01:18 AM   #1
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There is no best really... some just have different things, and different amounts. I use Seachem Reef Salt. It's amazing, IMO. No algae issues and my pH is always balanced and my calcium is always spot on. It's what i choose over Oceanic and IO. I'll most likely keep using Seachem unless they discontinue it. Which they probably won't.
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Do you have to add any supplements to water?if yes, which ones?
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You shouldn't. Unless your tank is completely jam packed with SPS and other coral, you shouldn't have to dose anything. Water changes will replenish any trace elements needed like calcium, iodine, etc..
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Even if using RO water?

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Some like Oceanic when looking for higher calcium numbers.
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Most people will give you different answers since everyone has a different experience, in other words, what works for one may not work for another. For me, Intant Ocean always mixed well and I really had no problems with it except for the calcium which was on the low side to me. Your salt will buffer your water to the proper levels, the only supplement I ever really had to use was calcium. Try to stray from using a lot of buffers since they make the tank unstable. As Zer0 said, a simple water change will correct any fault in the water such as a low pH or Ca level.
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I was using instant sea salt but would have ph of 8.4 or 8.6 .. Just changed to tropic Marin reef salt. Let's see how it goes. Also my nitrate spiked to two above normal levels... The nitrite are undetectable . Ammonia between zero n one level above normal.
Ca at 500 n magnesium doesn't go above 800 The salinity is at 1.025 so trying to see how manage better levels... Oh n using RO water

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