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Old 07-06-2008, 02:21 AM   #1
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what salt do you guys perfer

i have been using reef Crystals but do you guys prefer something else?

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Old 07-06-2008, 07:53 AM   #2
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I've tried others and I believe there has been another thread along these lines where you could read the preferences of others. You will find everyone has a definite opinion about the brand they use. I only use Oceanic. It always mixes up the same when I follow directions and it mixes instantly. In the previous post I stated this same thing and was told that a lot of the "professionals" use Instant Ocean and it is superior. Maybe. I used it, could not wait to use it all up. It was never consistent. Following directions I got a sg of anywhere from 1.024 to 1.028! It also took forever to mix up and seemed to always have some sediment in the bottom. So, I am happy for those who have had no problems with it but I will continue to ship in Oceanic from the moon if necessary in order to continue using Oceanic. Just my opinion and what has never failed to work exactly as advertised.

ps: sorry, I forgot. Yes it is more expensive, and worth every penny.

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Old 07-06-2008, 08:18 AM   #3
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na..oceanic is superior to RC. it costs the same here. more calcium, cleaner product( i used to get a nasty brown residue floating on top, and if you opened a can of each and sat them next to each other, you can see a visible difference in the color, and RC seems to have some strange particles here and there as well. you also get more in the can for the same money(here at least)

i switched from rc to oceanic, and have noticed a difference in the mixing barrel, and the display.
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Old 07-06-2008, 10:34 AM   #4
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I use Red Sea Coral Pro.

Here's a good thread comparing ca, alk and mag levels in various salt brands.
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Reef Crystals for me.
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Instand Ocean here as well.
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Old 07-06-2008, 05:15 PM   #8
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I have been using Reef Crystals with consistent results. I am on like my 5th bucket now. Gotta love the free t-shirts

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I am new to the marine side as well, but Ive been using Reef Crystals and so far have been having pretty good luck with it. Very easy to disolve. Just have a FOWLR now, so havent watched calcium etc, but so far so good
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Red Sea Coral Pro, very happy with it.

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