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Old 08-04-2008, 01:44 AM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone else is using this salt. I just switched from Reef Crystals to this and when i make my saltwater it stays real cloudy and leaves a powdery residue on the sides of the bucket. Im just wondering if this is normal for this brand of salt. I have used Oceanic and RC, and never had this happen.
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I've been using Seachem Salt for about a year and a half now and haven't had any problems at all. Always mixes clear and fast.
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Do you think it could be by water? im using tap until i get a RO unit.
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How are you mixing it? Are you using a PH to help mix it thourghly?
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That powder residue is probably calcium or lime. I have well water and when I wasn't using an RO/DI I got a lot of that same build up.
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I mix it in a 5gal bucked with a powerhead and a heater.
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