Salt mixing?

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  1. Wetty

    Wetty Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    Is it safe to mix different salt brands...for eg. Tropic Marin, Red Sea, instant Ocean, etc....incase ur stockist runs out of the brand u normally prefer?
     
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    I have done it in the past and have had no problems. So I would say it is safe.
     
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    Wetty Thread Starter Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    So i dont need to worry bout chemical imbalances or PH fluctuations or anything like that? Wiggy!
     
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    This wont cause normal water condition issues.
    I have done it this a few times in the past as well.
     
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    100% safe!
     
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    Wetty Thread Starter Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    Cool

    Iv asked this b4 but which brands of salt mix are preferred...and which are second choices if u cant get ur first choice?
     
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    try real ocean or instant ocean if u r not looking for anything fancy, but just for something that gets the job done
     
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    my first is instant ocean and second is red sea.
     
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    Wetty Thread Starter Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    Isnt Red Sea the better of the two?
     
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    There are loads better, IMO. But the best "budget" salt has to be Real Ocean, by what the gurus are saying AKA Midasblenny

    PS: I use Tropic Marin, Seachem and Real Ocean all mixed with no worries ;)
     
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    Hi All!!!

    Just read thru the thread! How would you Guys rate KENT MARINE Salt!

    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
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    Dodgy as hell :whistling:
     
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    Eish! Why?

    ;)
     
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    Wetty Thread Starter Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    Im also curious
     
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    I agree with Warr, Real Ocean is the best budget salt. Andrew(Eco-aquatics) uses it for quite some time and check out his corals. I personally think that instant ocean is overpriced, and not just that, on the instant ocean bag it says "low in phosphates" and on the real ocean one "no phosphates". The calcium in real ocean tests 450 :thumbup:
     
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    Wetty Thread Starter Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    DAMMMM!

    Thanx Warr! don't think I'll go with Kent!
     
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    Wetty Thread Starter Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    Think ill look around and see wot deals i can get

    Anyone heard of REEF CRYSTALS salt mix?
     
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    That's Instant Ocean on steroids :p It's made by the same people that make Instant Ocean, but it apparently has added extra's to it for a reef tank as opposed to a fish only tank. Nothing wrong with it, a very good salt in my opinion.

    Here is a poll I started on different types of salt.
    Which Salt ??? - Water Parameters
     
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