What Salt do you use ?

Discussion in 'Water Parameters and Additives' started by Warr7207, 30 Dec 2009.

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What Salt do you use ?

Poll closed 28 Feb 2010.
  1. Tropic Marin Pro Reef

    4 vote(s)
    4.7%
  2. Tropic Marin Normal

    5 vote(s)
    5.8%
  3. Seachem Reef Salt

    12 vote(s)
    14.0%
  4. D-D H²O

    5 vote(s)
    5.8%
  5. Red Sea

    12 vote(s)
    14.0%
  6. Tetra

    6 vote(s)
    7.0%
  7. Reef Crystals

    2 vote(s)
    2.3%
  8. Real Ocean

    13 vote(s)
    15.1%
  9. Brightwell NeoMarine

    4 vote(s)
    4.7%
  10. Aqua Medic

    4 vote(s)
    4.7%
  11. Sera

    6 vote(s)
    7.0%
  12. Instant Ocean

    2 vote(s)
    2.3%
  13. Instant Marine

    3 vote(s)
    3.5%
  14. Seachem Marine Salt

    7 vote(s)
    8.1%
  15. Kent

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  16. ATI

    1 vote(s)
    1.2%
  17. Grotech

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Warr7207

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  3. Fishy Steve

    Fishy Steve Hiden super user

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    I'm using Grotech
     
  4. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    I use Real Ocean, never had any problems with it.
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  5. Mekaeel

    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Warr, if you dont mind, can the members post the reason as to why they use the salt? eg. Price, quality, trace elements wise.......?
     
  6. IMarine

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    Hi guys i am using ati premium quality reef salt and its by far the best i have ever used and it comes with a seperate container with calcium to allow it to be adjusted to the proper value 0f 400-450 depending on how you keep your calcium. ATI T5 Meerwasser Süsswasser i tested the levels after mixing for 24hours and correcting calcium that i had a ph 8,4, mag 1400, kh 8-9, sal 1026, nitrites,ammonia,nitrates,phos of 0,now i am not yere to degrade any salt as i used aquamedic and seachem and they both excellent salts but with ati its just more stable for longer periods and i can do less water changes as i only do now once every 5-6weeks,not to bad i will say
     
  7. Warr7207

    Warr7207 Thread Starter

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    MODS, Please can you add ATI and Grotech salts :)
     
  8. IMarine

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    Excellent idea Warr
     
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  10. Pete

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    Have used Real Ocean then went over to tropic Marine pro reef and found the alk and Cal too low then changed over to Deltec D-D reef salt and know I use Seachem reef salt and very happy with the results
     
  11. Phyrannus

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    I don't know if anyone of you using this salt mix... i changed from redsea to TECO REEF PREMIUM SALT it's US made.
    TECO MARINE...
     
  12. Ridwaan

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    I use seachem...Very happy with it..

    I use to use Reef Crystals and that salt was the ultimate salt for me, but due to price and availability, I had to change to seachem, though seachem is around the same price, but u get a nice bucket for free!:thumbup:

    I have learnt of a new salt by Aquality and I wanna try it and compare against what im using now as the new salt by Aquality promises higher levels of everything and super high quality....lets see what happens...
     
  13. Ridwaan

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    Was just thinking...Regarding Real Ocean...couple months back, they had a problem with a "Bad batch" so to say....

    Question to the real ocean users, please comment on this salt and results thus far from using it....???

    Also heard that alot of sediment settles when making up new water?

    if all this has been improved, i might change over to Real Ocean cos the price of this salt is very very cheap compared to others...
     
  14. Warr7207

    Warr7207 Thread Starter

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    When you say cheap, how cheap ? I thought H²O at R 850.00 a bucket was quite resonable
     
  15. mnd123

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    How big is that bucket Warr?

    I buy the aquamedic reef salt 20KG for R750 (makes 600l)
     
  16. Warr7207

    Warr7207 Thread Starter

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    Same- 20kg, AM Salt is very good
     
  17. Reef Maniac

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    Just as a matter of interest, I believe that the Pro Reef salt is designed like that. It is intended for use on systems with calcium reactors, and the alkalinity is kept low on purpose, to allow the Ca reactor to increase the Ca without over-shooting the optimum alkalinity level.

    I believe that the "normal" Tropic Marin salt has higher levels of alkalinity and calcium (at least, that's how it used to be when I used it...)

    Hennie
     
  18. Sentari

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    Hope this table is correct.

    Will try look for a newish table with more detail on.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I used Real Ocean relgiously in the past until their "bad patch" almost brought a full demise to my tank and other reefers set-ups.

    Been on Tetra Marine for a quile, reasonably priced and mixes very well. I have also tried Red Sea (not a synthetic salt) which I found left an unsightly beige layer of scum in my mixing vat. Used Instant Ocean (an old favourite when u can get your hands on it)...it mixed as usual crystal clear from top to bottom. This weekend gonna try Seachem.

    Now in case u wondering why I'm 'salt hopping' onto different brands, my theory is that all salt has impurities of a certain (perhaps single) kind. Sticking to that salt and a weekly water change regime may help spike that impurity to a level it causes some toxcity in your tank. By changing over to a different salt u help reduce that spike of that impurity as the different salt is less likely to have the same levels of impurites of that single element.

    I believe that was the reason many of us who used Real Ocean had lots of issues, was compunded more when we did bigger and more frequent water changes using the same salt, we were fuling the situation.

    Changing salts also lessens the risk of the "bad patch" scenario happing and majorly affecting your setup. I would say stick to 5 or so well known used brands and swop over as the one bucket is used up and let each brand have its turn in your tank.

    As always, just my opinion.
     
  21. Midasblenny

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    Nicely said and i agree with you a 100%!
     
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