Seachem reef salt

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  1. the fish

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    this is just a general inquiry to whether this is a good salt to use? the LFS closest to me uses it as a pre-mix and sell it.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Nothing wrong with it, I use it
     
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    its not bad
     
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    cool so it would be oky to use for water changes then. probably better than what use to get before i moved to JHB. it use to be SERA
     
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    its definatly better than sera IMO
     
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    You can not go wrong with Seachem products.
     
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    Will be fine, yes a lot better
     
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    Its fine... Just watch the alk... Most batches I got lately been very high Ca and low alk. Pretty happy with it like that, as bicarb is cheaper than calcium chloride..
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    The high Ca reading is the high Borate content, will double check on RC
     
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    irie ivan MASA Contributor

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    Afaik the borate influences alk reading, hence seachem inclusion of a borate alkalinity test with i think their mag test box.
     
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    Thanks, yes it was alk not Ca
     
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    There have been quite a few threads reporting issues with regards to excessive ca and KH with seachem salt. This i believe is mostly due to the reefer not understanding how to mix the salt. Seachem recommend that the salt should be mixed to a SG of 1,021 @ 24c. this is a salinity of S=30. At this salinity one can expect a ca level of approx 400ppm. If this salt is mixed to a SG of 1,025 at 24c which is equal to a salinity of S=35.5 then you will be adding approx 5.3kg extra salt mix per 1000l. This will of course add extra ca, mg, etc etc. However if the aquariust mixes to a SG of 1,026 @ 20c which is the calibration temperature of most refractometers he will be adding an extra 6,3 kg of salt mix per 1000l. .

    That will mean that the ca will increase by approx 21% moving it to about 500ppm.

    This is the case regards to the "reef salt"

    The Aquavitro is completely different as the product is balanced at S=35

    Hope this puts to bed some misconceptions.
     
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    Aquavitro great salt mix
     
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    Thanks @Nemos Janitor. Was waiting for you to chime in with that one. Pretty happy to mix at 35 salinity with this salt.
     
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