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Old 06-19-2007, 10:39 AM   #1
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Salt Preference

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I remember a thread from a while ago regarding mixing salt preferences, but can't seem to find it now. Just wondering what the best quality salt was from everyone's experience (i.e., low nitrates and phosphates, less diatom growth, etc.).

From what I recall, Instant Ocean was one of the LEAST favorites. But which was the #1?
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From my Stock list and tips for maintaining your SW tank post:

Higher quality salts would include: Tropic Marine Salt, Kent Sea Salt, & Crystal Sea Marinemix which are better formulated for reef tanks.
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how good / bad / average is Reef Crystals?
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I should add that to the list as well, it's one of the better reef formulas from what I've read.

Personally I only use Red Sea Salt which I can get for $40 for 200 gal bucket (plus $9.99 for shipping)

I actually get closer to 175 gal since I mix at 1.025 but the mix always tests out at ph 8.3, no3/po4 0 ppm, dkH at 10, and ca right around 380-420 ppm so I've been very happy and my stock and corals are very happy.
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Found the original thread I was looking for...looks like it's a matter of personal preference!

...and thanks for the replies to this post!


http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=96843
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Old 06-19-2007, 08:22 PM   #7
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You can ask 11 different people what salt is best and get 12 different answers. It really depends on what is available and what compliments your soruce water. Micah has listed some very good brands that will give you nice results. Some are better then others, depending on application. I use Coralife and am pretty happy with it.
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I agree with Brian that you asked the 100 different answer question. All of those are good ones but I want to add Oceanic Salt. IME it keeps calcium where it needs to be with frequent PWC`s.
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