salt options

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  1. DG

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    hi all,

    im not sure in which category this belongs, but here goes...

    is the salt used for marine tank water, the same as salt used for swimmingpools aka, swimmingpool salt...
     
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  3. Tony

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    Not at all and I wouldnt suggest using it. It's way to impure, full of phosphates and without all the additives like trace elements added
     
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    You cant use pool salt. Pool salt is usaully made by evaporating sea water (like they do to make table salt). While the water evaporates chemicalreactions occur and different chemicals are formed. The salt you buy for marine tanks is a mixture of pure dry chemicals that when dissolved in fresh water, will give the same make up as sea water.
     
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    is red sea not made in a similar way?
     
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    Simmo as far as I know yes and I believe the D-D salt as well but not 100% sure
     
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    Yeah Pete thats the other one I was thinking about :)
     

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