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Old 12-03-2004, 12:40 AM   #21
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Has anyone used Kent seasalt? Someone told me it was the best.
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Old 12-03-2004, 09:26 AM   #22
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If those people at Kent only knew how many folks pay attention to what Steve says and how many folks are in his fan club - they'd at least give him salt free for those 2 words. 8)

So Steve, why is Kent the best in your book?
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Old 12-03-2004, 09:38 AM   #23
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If those people at Kent only knew how many folks pay attention to what Steve says and how many folks are in his fan club - they'd at least give him salt free for those 2 words. 8)
I some how doubt that.... LOL

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So Steve, why is Kent the best in your book?
Balanced chemistry right out of the bucket, stability and consistancey.

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Old 12-03-2004, 09:54 AM   #24
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Notable dif between Kent and Oceanic in that respect?
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Can't remember the exact numbers for Kent but I am making some SW up for my nano's when I get home tonight. I will post the numbers tommorrow near midday. I have never used Oceanic so I cannot give you any values for that. From what I've read though it has a cronic high Ca/low alk (unbalanced) and normal to low pH. I have not seen anyone report Mg levels.

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I'll check back on Monday or Tuesday when I get back to work. I starting to think ou should be salaried by AA.

Thanks Steve!!
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Old 12-03-2004, 10:11 PM   #27
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Wishful thinking.... LOL :P

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Old 12-03-2004, 11:00 PM   #28
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I am the odd man out here. I use Coralife. NO particular reason except that is what the LFS sold me when I started up my tank. Seems to work fine.
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Mixing salts is not good. The proper way to switch salts is to do tiny water changes with the new salt over a period of time so sensitive corals and inverts do not sense the change.
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Kent numbers....

Mixed to 35 ppt @ 79°. Some cloudiness when added to water but quickly clears, no undissolved salts.

Alk 4.27 mEq/l
Ca 445 ppm
Mg 1325 ppm

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Those are some pretty good numbers out of the box, Steve. I ordered some Oceanic and should get it by the end of the week. I will post those so we can have a comparison.

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Just to update this thread for future browsers...

I just tested a fresh batch of Oceanic. It's been mixing since yesterday afternoon and is from the bottom of a 200 gal bucket. The batch is about 15 gallons.
pH - 8.2
PO4 - 0
Alk - 2.5
Ca - 420
Mg - 1380
Temp - 80F
SG - 1.025
pH and Alk were done with SeaChem kits and Salifert, PO4 with a Hagen test kit, and Ca and Mg were done with Salifert kits.
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Thanks for the update cmor. I am in the process of changing over as well, so I will post some numbers when I get a chance as well.

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I recently setup my 86 gallon with Oceanic salt. I got the 200 gallon bucket. The tank has been running for a week. pH is 8.2. SG is 1.025 Nitrites and Nitrates are both at 0. Alk is 2.75 I'm really happy with the salt.
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has anyone ever tried Red Sea salt? or have an opinion on the brand? I just bought a bucket enough for 200 gallons and now I'm wondering if it's any good since I haven't seen anyone talk about it on these posts!
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