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Old 07-26-2009, 12:14 AM   #1
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Seachem salt mix?

Seachem Marine & Reef Salt Mix

Decided to go ahead and give this salt mix a try, the reef salt mix. I've had great luck with seachem products so I have no doubt in it. Has anyone actually heard anything good about it or used it? I see it says:

"It is specifically formulated for the reef environment and will provide ideal seawater concentrations of magnesium, calcium, and strontium with proper alkalinity and pH for closed reef aquarium systems."

Does that mean I won't have to worry about the calcium levels if I use this salt mix or the PH level?

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Old 07-26-2009, 12:32 AM   #2
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lol, mostly all of the salt mix brands say things like that. Its just a marketing strategy. I mean, there definitely are other brands of salt mix that are higher quality. Also, what you can do is try the salt mix, and test for all of the above and this way, YOU can be the judge of what they claim.
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Ah guess I never really noticed before lol. Well the only other brand of salt mix I've used is the instant ocean brand salt. I figured I'd give something else a try. Must be something different about it though compared to the regular salt mix seachem makes.

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True. Still, why not just give it a test yourself right? I will probably do the same thing you have and get different salt mix and see which ones seem to do the best. Really the only way you will ever know which ones work the best for you right? ;D
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Here's a study of some major brands of salt mix. It's pretty interesting stuff!
http://www.aquariumwatertesting.com/...lysis_0208.pdf
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Every tank and stocking will make the effectiveness of the salt mix vary. i.e. a softie dominated tank won't need nearly as much calcium as an LPS / SPS tank. We had great results from Oceanic, but changed because we got some free salt with a tank purchase. Free = good to me.

Seachem also has a new product on the way.... Aquavitro Salinity. It's supposed to have batch specific guaranteed analysis.
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As I said I have always been a seachem man all the way, I especially love the chemical they make called Prime so that's why I figured I'd give it a try! I'll let you guys know how it works out. I just wonder if it really will set my PH and calcium levels.

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I absolutely swear by Prime for FW.
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:41 AM   #9
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Oh yeah Prime is great stuff! Which is why I'm sure this Seachem reef salt mix will be great for my system.

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yep, test driving the salt to find which best suits your system is the only way to go.
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