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Old 05-13-2014, 11:38 PM   #1
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What salt mix is better

I'm trying to decide which lfs to buy my saltwater. One uses Red Sea, the other is Oceanic, and aqua vitro. I have 3 lfs near me each one says theirs is the best. Please help. I have soft coral s and a monti, trumpet coral. Thanks

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Try one, see if you like it. If you don't switch to another one. No one salt mix is better than any other IMO.
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Would one saltwater mix be better for corals? If there pretty much the same, I'll keep buying the aqua vitro. It's $1.19 per gallon vs $1.29.

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Aqua vitro is a very good salt. It's fine for all corals
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Thanks I'll keep doing what I've been doing.

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Are you buying pre mixed water or the salt mix? IMO you should always mix your own. You can't really see the statistics of the water you buy from the LFS until you bring it home. If ends up being a bad batch, what are you going to do??
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I agree that there is no one perfect or better than the rest salt mix. They all have their pros and cons.
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Yes I'm buying pre mixed. How can a batch be bad? Should I be testing the water I buy before doing a wc?

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Batches of salt sometimes can get something in them that can cause it to be bad that they have recalled.
There isn't a such thing as good or bad salts. They all have pros and cons. Just try them all out and see which you like better. There are some that actually alternate salt mixes so their pros can make up for the cons of the previous salt mix...or just buy what's on sale like I do.
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Do you have no room for a RODI unit? Before long it will pay for itself.
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