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Old 08/30/2016, 07:44 PM   #126
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Old 08/30/2016, 08:12 PM   #127
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Jason I just want to say thank you for all of the work you have put into this. With all of this testing, which salt would you use? I know so many shop owners, growers and hobbyists that still use IO and have amazing systems.


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Old 08/30/2016, 09:31 PM   #128
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If we could trim that down to the basics, and some how get alkalinity numbers, that'd be a useful chart for a lot of people. I'd like to ditch the data in the sticky note. It's rather old now.


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Old 08/30/2016, 09:35 PM   #129
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Jason I just want to say thank you for all of the work you have put into this. With all of this testing, which salt would you use? I know so many shop owners, growers and hobbyists that still use IO and have amazing systems.


That's is the $64,000 question...


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Old 08/30/2016, 09:55 PM   #130
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If we could trim that down to the basics, and some how get alkalinity numbers, that'd be a useful chart for a lot of people. I'd like to ditch the data in the sticky note. It's rather old now.


That is one of, if not the best sticky on all of rc!!! Now Jonathan, when it comes to chemistry theres usually a few people that I look to for answers and you're one of them. So, I don't know if you have shared this info or not but here's my $64,000 question to you.....what salt do you use??????


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Old 08/30/2016, 10:35 PM   #131
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I have used a number of products, but in the end I went for IO.


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Old 08/30/2016, 11:00 PM   #132
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Jason I just want to say thank you for all of the work you have put into this. With all of this testing, which salt would you use? I know so many shop owners, growers and hobbyists that still use IO and have amazing systems.
I have no preference really. IO has always fit my needs. I'd like a lower alk periodically but muriatic acid solves that problem.

If I could get Tropic Marine Pro a lot cheaper I would probably use it.

Otherwise I see no reason every tank couldn't be successful with any of these salt mixes as long as they supplement where or if needed.
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Thought this was in that link. It needs updated as well with these recent two mix results. Is this what you're looking for?








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Old 08/31/2016, 01:58 AM   #133
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Ah, yes. Maybe I'll get some time to work on a thread version that you could post.


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Old 09/01/2016, 08:52 PM   #134
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I think I found a vba macro that will convert excel to bbcode tables. I'll see if I can try it out tonight.


Otherwise I got 50 50ml sterile vials in today to send first some RODI and then some samples of different salt mixes. But looks like I need some new DI again. I'll get it ordered tonight.




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Old 09/02/2016, 08:15 PM   #135
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I can't seem to get the macro to work. Will work on it manually.


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Old 09/26/2016, 08:00 PM   #136
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I'm preparing a decent size batch of samples to be sent to Aquaforest as they expected to receive a batch of them at one time and not a single sample at a time. It will include their saltmixes as well. All labeled with unrelated designations.

So, through out this week I'll be mixing and testing quite a bit. I did get results in on a batch pretty quickly from them. Faster then I expected and in a easy to read format. Plus, it included what they tested my salinity at which was nice and did match up to what I tested at.

More to come on that.


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I got 6 samples prepared and tested last night. More to go and hope to have something shipped out Monday. That was a lot of work. lol


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Old 10/03/2016, 09:36 PM   #138
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Haven't read the whole thread but did you test the Aquaforest Reef Salt? What did you get for Alk compared to what they claim the Alk to be n the paper n the bucket? I test it much lower than stated with 2 different Salifert kits.


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Old 10/03/2016, 10:12 PM   #139
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Haven't read the whole thread but did you test the Aquaforest Reef Salt? What did you get for Alk compared to what they claim the Alk to be n the paper n the bucket? I test it much lower than stated with 2 different Salifert kits.
Its post #132

It is being tested again FYI


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I got two more saltmixes done last night. I have 3 more to go and I'm going to call it good. It's pretty time consuming which I'm short of right now.

Particularly using the protocol I've been using which I've stuck to since the beginning of this thread once I established a method I could repeat.

Then having to assure no cross contamination between making batches. The testing is the quickest part.




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Water samples will be headed to Aquaforest tomorrow!


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Jason,

Check out this service from Red Sea: http://www.redseafish.com/my-batch/

Analysis based on batch number printed on the bucket. Pretty cool. I use Red Sea blue bucket, am getting 160ppm == 9.0 dKH @ 35ppt with the current bucket, will check that against the website.

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Check out this service from Red Sea: http://www.redseafish.com/my-batch/

Analysis based on batch number printed on the bucket. Pretty cool. I use Red Sea blue bucket, am getting 160ppm == 9.0 dKH @ 35ppt with the current bucket, will check that against the website.

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Thanks! I'll check it out.


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OK, I got results back from AquaForest this morning. Wow, I've got a lot of compiling to do.

Thanks big time to AquaForest for running all those tests for me and really for all of us to help this thread become more complete.


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I have all the numbers entered into the spreadsheets. Now just to figure out how to capture and post the triton/aquaforest sheet as it's gotten quite wide.


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Saltmix Parameters bring on the test results

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lol

Here's the big 3 breakdown at least to start with.










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Here you go. All the ICP test results...







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Ok, couple different views and hope one of them works out ok. Lots of screen shots














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