Alternatives to Real Ocean Salt

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  1. dogstar

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    So I believe Real Ocean salt is discontinued.

    Can you guys recommend an alternative? Basically something that does the job but doesn't cost a fortune.
    Real Ocean was working out just fine for my tank, and i am looking for something similar in value (price and quality)

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  3. deadmeat2016

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    I used to use real ocean, made by taam, the same people that give us seio. I use red sea now, not much difference
     
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    Red sea last i heard was a cheaper salt. I know that certain shops sell a barnd called dolphin and i think instant ocean i know nothing of their quality
     
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    All the guys who used to use real ocean, what are you using now?
     
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    thats a Big change:yeahdude:
     
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    I use tetra marine, it's very good pricing and has a great chemical compound.
     
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    @Annoying, what is the pH, Alk, Ca of tetra ? or asked differently, do you have to dose or can you use it as is for reef purposes ? and does it make the litres as stated on the packaging or is it like seachem where the stated litres are at 1.021 sg ?
     
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    seachem is a cost effective alternative with awesome results:thumbup:
     
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    I don't have to dose any chemicals but the litres are a bit off, I use the 1kg by 23 litres mark (it's supposed to make the water 1.027) but it makes its 1.024-1.025 and that is where I want it.
     
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    I've used the Tetra Marine 20kg buckets for a long while now...no issues with it on my very heavily populated SPS system. If you do your 10% weekly water changes, other that alk and Ca requirements and a bit of iodine additive...there nothing else you need to add to your system ito of trace elements.

    Seachem is also good, but on average there is as much as R200-R300 price difference depending where u shop, between Seachem and Tetra.

    It all depends what you want out of your system, what you trying to keep, and your attention to daily husbandry practices.
     
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    some say you get cyno with Tetra Marine, any of you guys using it had this problem ?
     
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