My system is currently operating on Kent Marine Sea Salt (and the former owner of the system used it pretty much exclusively as well). It costs me about $18 a bag locally for the 50 gallon mix.
Other local options are Instant Ocean which I can get in a 200 gallon mix bucket for about $55. The LFS
also has Crystal Seas BioAssay for about $41 for the 150 gallon mix.
I can order the 200 gallon bucket of Kent online with the freight for about $63 vs the LFS
ordering it for me (they don't stock the buckets) at around $70 (not a big difference, I know, but delivery to the door is nice for a 60 pound bucket).
Any thoughts on whether I should stick with the Kent or make a switch to a readily available different salt that is less expensive? I've gotten the impression that the Kent salt is really excellent stuff, so I'm willing to pay the higher prices if that is, in fact, the case. If not, however, or if one of the others is both better and cheaper, I'd be willing to make the transition.
I know asking for "the best salt" happens all the time and there is seldom a unified or even correct answer. I guess I'm seeking opinions on quality combined with the nuisance and/or benefits of changing. How slow would one want to transition?
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