Changing Salt Brands

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  1. Sentari

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    I have no idea if this is the right place to post this. Mods please move this if its not.

    So basically i would like to know about changing the brand of salts you use from start etc.

    I will soon be using SeaChem's Reef Salt for my tank and would like to change to D+D Salt over the next few months from hearing how good this Salt really is.

    Can someone give me some pointers to this and if this is the right thing to do. Also can someone explain the effects of changing salt makes in an aquariun.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Both salts are excellent IMO. No actual pointers, just mix and and do your water changes :)
    One salt might be higher or lower in trace elements, so you might need to increase or decrease your trace elements. eg, Alk.
     
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    i would stick to seachem if i were you it is a very very good salt up there with tropic marine and deltec

    why do you want to change brands?
     
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    Was just wondering if i couldnt get SeaChem. But i know i can get it through you. Was just also wondering for the sake of an emergency and how this would react.
     
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    Its best to use one salt and stick to one brand, but u can use it as an emergency any time...but it would be better to keep salt water made up somewhere in your house at right temp and S.G.
     
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    Thanks Lanzo!
     
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    when you picking up your tank?
     
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    Adam from Exotics mentioned something about not using Deltec after using the Seachem. I'm not sure what but maybe give them a call
     
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    Just thought of the brands and the comparison. I know Seachem Reefsalt is REALLY good. Just thought it would be a good discussion.
     
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    Does anyone use Oceanic and Instant Ocean in South Africa, I have used these brands mixed together 50/50 with huge success. The combination balances most nutrients needed. Where one salt lacks in some thing the other makes up for it.
     
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    I have used Instant Ocean in the past, an excellent salt IMO. My corals reacted pretty well to it.
     
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    Why do you want to change your salt mix Seachem is a excellent brand and right up thr with the other tops ones...Rather stick to one brand....
     
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    Was just wondering incase of an emergency! doesnt have to be Deltec i just wanted to know the effect if there are any etc.
     
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    Well if the one brand works for why would you want to change...in an emergency well in that case it should not be a problem...but i normally keep enough salt if something do go wrong...Im using the Seachem salt mix and it is excellent...
     
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    IMO
    If I had the energy and time I would use Seachem, Deltec and Tropic Marine in equal quantaties when mixing water - that way you get the best of all and a good variation of other additives.
     
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    I think the question is why do you want to change is it cheaper or does your tank show negative signs with the salt you are currently using???

    Martin you're a wally, now in a emergency i have to go buy 3 difference brands, what if they dont mix in equal qantities. I think a single brand swap will be fine as long as its another top brand.
     
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    Hey Guys, sorry to hijack, but I'm converting from NSW to synthetic and today bought 20kgs of Aquamedic Reef Salt ? I hope it was a good choice ?
     
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    Sammy, nothing wrong with that salt. I have used it in the past on my SPS tank. By the way, why are you swapping over to synthetic?
     
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    Going to put you in the dog box next time you hijack :tt2:

    Nothing wrong with Aquamedic salt, it seems to be one of the good ones. If I recall correctly it might cost a bit more than other brands but it's a good salt. Any particular reason why you're changing from NSW to synthetic?
     
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    Hey...stop posting at the same time as me, you always steal my questions.:(
     
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