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Old 12/14/2018, 10:04 AM   #26
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This has me worried that I shouldn't be using Reef Crystals anymore
Test new batches of salt. I have had bad batches from more than just Reef crystals. It is just a smart thing to do.


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Old 12/14/2018, 10:19 AM   #27
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Yeah I agree, I really should start doing it. I never have. I have also never noticed any problem with Reef Crystals, but have noticed more and more people switching from reef crystals to different supposedly better and more expensive salt.

Then again, I have also heard of many reefers that use regular instant ocean and dose whatever they feel is needed for their system. Some also have said regular instant ocean tested fine out of the bag for their needs. Interesting stuff. Wish there was 100% consistency from batch to batch.


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Old 12/14/2018, 10:33 AM   #28
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Yeah I agree, I really should start doing it. I never have. I have also never noticed any problem with Reef Crystals, but have noticed more and more people switching from reef crystals to different supposedly better and more expensive salt.

Then again, I have also heard of many reefers that use regular instant ocean and dose whatever they feel is needed for their system. Some also have said regular instant ocean tested fine out of the bag for their needs. Interesting stuff. Wish there was 100% consistency from batch to batch.
I have tried allot of brands and end up back at IO.
You can not beat the price. I end up dosing anyway so I need a stable salt.
The little extra calcium or alk can be added through my dosing regiment.

There are a few other brands I do trust and have had very good luck. IO is cheap and does the job. Price is important because I am going to be running over 20 aquariums. Lots of water.


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Old 12/14/2018, 08:00 PM   #29
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I have never had an issue with IO or RC. Usually if a problem arises its an issue the RO water itself.


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