Salt

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  1. marsbrat

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    Hey all,

    Up to now I have been using NSW to fill my tank and my water changes. I am just starting to worry that the stress of getting it here in time etc...plus the bacteria etc may not be gelling well for me.

    There are many reads on many of the forums about what salt to buy...my question is simple...

    WHAT IS THE BEST SALT TO BUY!!!?

    Also, I will be mixing it in 25litre drums, must I use RO water or can I just use normal tap water.

    Thanks
     
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  3. Monde

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    I'll tag along and listen to what the other say.

    But my rule at the moment is that the only tap water that goes near my tank is in a glass in my hand while fish gazing.
     
  4. animalia

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    With some whiskey in it no doubt!
     
  5. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    use any salt you wish, and use RO water
     
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    See what salt you like and is affordable for you. But definitely use RO water.
     
  7. animalia

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    there was a thread posted a while back with all the different types of salt and the tests done on them. Will see if I can get the link. Very good read.
     
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    Just not table salt :lol:
     
  9. animalia

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    or dishwasher salt:tt2:
     
  10. butcherman

    butcherman Moderator MASA Contributor

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    or the little packets at pnp that say sea salt :p
     
  11. gaboon

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    Red Sea Pro salt is good value IMO. That said, Tetra is probably the cheapest and I've had no problems with it.
     
  12. Tremayn

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    Just get a decent salt :) .. What I noticed with Tetra is that it doesnt have a high salinity, 1 bucket wasnt enough to get 1.025 SG in my tank.. So try red sea as from tests that were conducted and the results were on here, the red sea has a high salinity so it lasts longer :p
     
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