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Old 08/27/2017, 04:39 PM   #26
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Good ole plain Instant Ocean.


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Old 08/29/2017, 11:43 AM   #27
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Yes .

At 1.026 sg; Mag around 138Oppm; calcium 480 ppm.


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Old 08/30/2017, 07:31 PM   #28
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What a great thread I run red sea pro and my alk stays at 12 even with not adding anything to the tank to maintain it in over a week
I have been told to switch salts to get alk down to around d 9dkh for dps which I want to keep


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Old 08/31/2017, 02:54 AM   #29
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Years ago I was using SeaChem. Just got back into the hobby and for some reason SeaChem is gone. But just setting up a new tank now and cycling rock with Aquaforest Reef Salt. It's pretty cheap, the packaging looks cool, so giving it a try.


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Old 08/31/2017, 04:06 AM   #30
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Old 09/02/2017, 06:50 PM   #31
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Old 09/02/2017, 09:26 PM   #32
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I'll be honest I don't even alter the alk of my IO with acid even though I run my tank at 7.0 dkh. A 10% water change gives me a negligible alk bump and my sps grow so fast it ends up evening out and not causing a cumulative upward trend


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Old 09/03/2017, 12:40 PM   #33
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IO Reef Crystals, though I'll probably switch now that I can't seem to find it online anymore.


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Old 09/03/2017, 12:49 PM   #34
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IO Reef Crystals, though I'll probably switch now that I can't seem to find it online anymore.
https://www.amazon.com/Instant-Ocean...200+gallon+mix
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Instant-Ocea...AAAOSw8d9U1eCE
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...pPoaAtad8P8HAQ
https://www.bigalspets.com/instant-o...gaAqXfEALw_wcB

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Old 09/03/2017, 01:26 PM   #35
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Hah, of course as soon as I point out that I was having trouble last week everwhere is back in stock




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Old 09/04/2017, 10:11 AM   #36
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Hah, of course as soon as I point out that I was having trouble last week everwhere is back in stock
Ya. Just ordered it yesterday as well.


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Old 10/21/2017, 02:17 PM   #37
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i have switched to the fritz salt and so far really like it


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Old 10/21/2017, 02:23 PM   #38
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Plain old instant ocean. If it's good enough for all the zoos and aquariums, it's good enough for me.


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Old 10/21/2017, 02:25 PM   #39
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+1 for the Fritz RPM. They are really gaining some traction from what I hear.


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i have switched to the fritz salt and so far really like it
Why do you "really" like it?


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Old 10/21/2017, 02:44 PM   #41
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I like it because it keeps my big three stable and it is reasonably priced. I pay $55 out door at my lfs and I think I could even find it cheaper but I want to buy something from them on occasion.


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Old 10/22/2017, 12:01 PM   #42
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Old 10/22/2017, 10:51 PM   #43
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I also just switched to Fritz RPM. It mixes up quickly and clean.


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Old 10/22/2017, 10:52 PM   #44
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fritz salt and the dr fosters house brand which is the probably the same stuff.


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Old 10/22/2017, 10:53 PM   #45
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Why do you "really" like it?
It seems to dissolve better then RC.


Just started jury is still out, only reason I switched was the store was out and it was all they had, which is a really decent reef shop.


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Old 10/24/2017, 10:30 PM   #46
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Reef crystals but I add mag when I mix it.


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Old 10/02/2019, 09:30 PM   #47
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Old 10/03/2019, 02:41 PM   #48
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Fritz RPM... mixes quickly with little precipitation, lower alk than I/O, still pretty inexpensive. I've noticed the price rising lately though. FWIW, it's supposedly "made" in USA.


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Old 10/08/2019, 08:49 PM   #49
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Used to use IO for around three years then switched to RS. IO has this nasty brown sediment issue which gets on the bucket sidewalls!

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I use Red Sea and get the brown side walls. I believe that it is not sediment but algae growth. When I rub it off it turns the water green.


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