Which Salt ???

Discussion in 'Water Parameters and Additives' started by viper357, 12 Dec 2007.

Voter count: 93
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Which Synthetic Salt do you use?

  1. Rio Real Ocean

    34.4%
  2. Reef Crystals

    7.5%
  3. Instant Ocean

    17.2%
  4. Tropic Marin normal

    11.8%
  5. Aquamedic

    6.5%
  6. Instant Marine

    8.6%
  7. Seachem Reef salt

    7.5%
  8. Seachem Marine salt

    2.2%
  9. Red Sea

    7.5%
  10. Tropic Marin Pro Reef

    17.2%
  11. Dophin

    2.2%
  12. Prodac

    2.2%
  13. Kent Marine

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Sera

    3.2%
  15. Tetra Marine sea salt

    4.3%
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  1. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Please place your vote in the poll above, interested to see what salt the majority of Synthetic Salt users are using or have used in their tanks.
     
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  3. humz

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    rio real ocean
     
  4. Mike

    Mike Retired Moderator

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    Reef crystals
     
  5. gaz19

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    AM and rio real ocean
     
  6. irie ivan

    irie ivan MASA Contributor

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    About to start testing a new salt. The recipe was designed to specifications which would suit a high end, demanding system dominated by acroporids and other more taxing corals. Have been asked to be tight lipped about any more details until I have tested it in my system.
    Doing my first test this week, will keep you updated.
    At the moment using Seachem Reefsalt, as it is the salt I have had the best success with in terms of colours and growth in my sps.

    Ps. I see you have reef crystals as well as Instant ocean, please also add the other brands made by manufacturers, like Seachem Maine salt and Seachem reefsalt.
     
  7. Alfie

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    I also use Seachem Reefsalt
     
  8. viper357

    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Thank Ivan, I have added them.

    Any others I have left out, please let me know and I will add them.
     
  9. 120gallons

    120gallons

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    The new red sea pro salt.
     
  10. Galibore

    Galibore Retired Moderator

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    I added Dophin and Prodac.

    I have only ever seen these at my LFS's so I doubt anyone is using them. But just in case...
     
  11. joe

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    Cerebos..........................? :whistling:


    Just Kidding !!!!
     
  12. mango

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    i am using rio but tempted to try the seachem
     
  13. Kryofrozen

    Kryofrozen My fish have names!

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    I Have used:

    Kent Marine
    Sera Sea Salt
    Reef Crystals
    Rio Real Ocean
    Tropic Marin

    I have used so many because I'm trying to find THE one that I'm happy with all round... I am using my Nano for my "experimentation" as it is primarily macroalgae... I just bought some Tropic Marin to try so I'll leave it out of my comments for now...

    Thus far THE best results have been from:

    1) Reef Crystals
    2) Kent Marine

    With these two salts, I hardly had to supplement and my parameters stayed pretty much stable! The other's although a lot cheaper to buy ended up costing me more in supplements and water changes to keep the tank stable...

    I am no scientist and I'm using what I see, both visibly and via test kits as the bases of my assumptions... So don't flame me!

    Just my 2c worth

    Cher
     
  14. viper357

    viper357 Thread Starter Admin MASA Contributor

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    Thanks Kryo.

    Kent and Sera added to the poll.
     
  15. Galibore

    Galibore Retired Moderator

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    Hey Kryo, are you using plain Tropic Marin or Tropic Marin Pro Reef? As there is apparently quite a difference.
     
  16. Kryofrozen

    Kryofrozen My fish have names!

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    I can't remember what I bought... I think it's probably the Normal one.... 'cos it's cheaper! ;)
     
  17. Copperband

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    Do you know what the difs are Gali?
     
  18. Rod

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    Within reason whatever I can get at the best price.
     
  19. irie ivan

    irie ivan MASA Contributor

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    Just DO IT! TRUST ME!
     
  20. highfive

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    I am currently using TropicMarin Pro Reef, but switching to Seachem Reef Salt, purely due to availability issues with the Tropic Marin...
     
  21. Galibore

    Galibore Retired Moderator

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    Copper I think the Pro Reef has extra Ca, Mg and Trace Elements in, esp for the needs of a reef. Whether it justifies the difference in price is up for debate though.
     
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