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Old 11-04-2014, 10:04 AM   #1
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Best salt mix

What is everyones favorite salt mix. I want low-cost good parameters and I want it to mix clearly and fast


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Old 11-04-2014, 10:07 AM   #2
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Instant ocean is the most commonly used. Its affordable and a good quality.
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yeah i use IO RC just cause i cant afford red sea for what my local places charges.
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Instant ocean is the most commonly used. Its affordable and a good quality.

I prefer io too! Great minds think alike!


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yeah i use IO RC just cause i cant afford red sea for what my local places charges.

I never liked Red Sea. Their products are good but inconsistent in my opinion.


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Old 11-04-2014, 10:17 AM   #6
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Kent reef salt 14 bucks for a 50 gallon bucket get it online though pet stores like to jack the price I can get 2 online for the same price as my lfs charges for 1


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$14 for 50 gallons of salt water?
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$14 for 50 gallons of salt water?

Salt mix, not premixed. You make it at home. Enough salt to make 50 gallons.


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I've used IO, IO Reef crystals and Red Sea coral pro. Really no difference between coral pro and reef crystals that I've seen. I still have to dose no matter what mix I use.


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I used to use instant ocean but it wouldn't dissolve all the way so I switched to the kent reef salt and it dissolves fast the waters clear and it has all the trace elements I need to keep my coral happy. I only have a bio cube though so depending on the size aquarium u have you might have to add stuff. It's cheep and it's been working pretty good for my aquarium


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I used to use instant ocean but it wouldn't dissolve all the way so I switched to the kent reef salt and it dissolves fast the waters clear and it has all the trace elements I need to keep my coral happy. I only have a bio cube though so depending on the size aquarium u have you might have to add stuff. It's cheep and it's been working pretty good for my aquarium


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I have a bio cube 8 I downsized because I just moved. Right now I have 3 Kenyan trees, 1 cabbage,1 umbrella, red green blue and brown mushrooms, and I have some brown button polyps


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I have a bio cube 8 I downsized because I just moved. Right now I have 3 Kenyan trees, 1 cabbage,1 umbrella, red green blue and brown mushrooms, and I have some brown button polyps


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Are you using the stock t5s? They don't make a good retrofit kit for this size so it will have to wait until I set my 44 gallon up again. I have metal halides for that. I've found 1 retrofit kit for this aquarium but I don't have much faith in LEDs


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Are you using the stock t5s? They don't make a good retrofit kit for this size so it will have to wait until I set my 44 gallon up again. I have metal halides for that. I've found 1 retrofit kit for this aquarium but I don't have much faith in LEDs


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I have the stock pcs but if you keep your bulbs fresh they will grow the SPS Coral just fine


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Are you using the stock t5s? They don't make a good retrofit kit for this size so it will have to wait until I set my 44 gallon up again. I have metal halides for that. I've found 1 retrofit kit for this aquarium but I don't have much faith in LEDs


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