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Old 11-11-2004, 02:54 PM   #1
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What salt to use?

I'm using crystal sea salt right now. But is that the best to use? Can some salts have a high PH reading? What salt is the best to use? Can I just change salt at any time without causing problems to the tanks?

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Old 11-11-2004, 05:20 PM   #2
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I use Instant Ocean.
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Old 11-11-2004, 06:22 PM   #3
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Old 11-11-2004, 06:59 PM   #4
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The Instant Ocean and similar products claim to not increase PH. Are you using aquariums salt like the kind that come in a box?
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Old 11-11-2004, 07:32 PM   #5
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I also use Instant Ocean. I've heard some good things about the Oceanic brand and I'm probably going to give it a try. You can't go wrong with IO though. Always test your pH, alk, and calcium before adding freshly mixed (and aged) SW though as there is some variance in salt batches.
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Old 11-11-2004, 08:23 PM   #6
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read my post on Instant Ocean. It seems many batches of it will always test .25 for ammonia after mixing. I called the company and they confirmed that the product has traces of ammonia in each batch but hardly enough to cause fish any stress. But with all the talk about having ZERO ammonia on this board I wonder if we should all boycot this company.
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Old 11-12-2004, 05:50 PM   #7
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IO is good salt, but my friend had good results with Oceanic so I switched over and I like this salt as well and it is cheaper then IO.
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I've been using Instant Ocean, and have heard good things about Oceanic. I haven't had any ammonia spikes after using Instant Ocean though. But that doesn't mean I won't sometime though.
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just fyi oceanic has ha CA content, so just make sure you are watching it or you might end up with snowstorms, but let me tell you its amazing for corals.
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Snow storm??????
We had our first of the year in NY yesterday.... 4.5", thats a lot for this time of year in Poughkeepsie
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