Best Salt...

Discussion in 'Salt' started by cody3819, May 13, 2016.

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  1. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    What's the best all around salt for trace elements, Calcium stability and so on...

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  3. PittsburghReefTank12

    PittsburghReefTank12 Flamingo Tongue

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    I would say Instant Ocean. My Calcium is spot on :). It mixes very easy aswell
     
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  4. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    I just ordered redsea coral pro

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  5. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    Coral pro is hands down the best salt for a reef tank IMO. It has everything you need from trace elements to the big three. We have used coral pro for years, since I set the reef tank up. I switched salt for about 3 buckets to red seas regular salt and what me and my wife noticed was shocking. Corals lost a lot of color, generally looked withered and no polyp extension at all. It took months after we switched back to coral pro for the corals to bounce back. It was extremely stressful. Since there's a lot of different corals in the reef tank, having extra calcium and alkalinity helps with dosing. I've never had issue with stability with coral pro. Every test I've done from a new bucket has been spot on. We talked to a red Sea rep at reefapalooza and he explained the difference between both of there salts and it is a big difference. Good choice cody, after your second bucket I bet you'll notice a difference in your tank.
     
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  6. cody3819

    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Thanks DSC, I have been fighting calcium issues for a few months..... To high to low, dosing ext...... I have done some reading and I draw the same conclusion as you. I believe I will be very happy. Thanks again buddy.

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  7. scajeo

    scajeo Sea Dragon

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    +1 ^^ I 100% agree with DSC. I've never been happier with Coral Pro!
     
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  9. Piano10

    Piano10 Aiptasia Anemone

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    I used to use Instant Ocean-change to instant ocean reef crystals...i don't recommend either.

    Reg io offered the lowest numbers
    Reef crystals-decent calcium but horrible magnesium levels.
    I HAVE to dose mag everyday to keep it above 1200-i do a water change and it drops the mag to 1140...every week. I have a log to prove it. Before dosing mag, my levels were 1040 and my ca and alk were constantly dropping.

    When my salt is done, I'm switching to coral pro.
     
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  10. WhiskyTango

    WhiskyTango Eyelash Blennie

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    I'm using hw-Marinemix Reefer this go-round, and my corals love it. It's an synthetic German salt that dissolves without leaving a residue. For a 2month old tank, I have excellent monti growth and coloration, plus my LPS are plump and feeding well. The next time BRS has a big sale, I'm buying 2 more boxes.
     
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  11. Servillius

    Servillius Montipora Digitata

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    Since I stopped carbon dosing I've been using Tropic Marin BioActif. Before that, Coral Pro. It's never let me down. Loads of other salts have.
     
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    cody3819 Bubble Tip Anemone

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    Thanks guys for all the info, it comes in today.... Very excited! WhiskeyTango, I will do some reading on your salt.... Thanks for the recommendation.

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