Mixing two different salts

Discussion in 'Salt' started by sssnake, Jul 8, 2006.

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  1. sssnake

    sssnake Montipora Digitata

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    Just wondering ... is it OK to mix two different types of salt together?

    I have about 8 gallons of Seachem salt water mix left over from a previous top-off on my mini-reef and need to do a water change on my main tank today using Instant Ocean salt mix.

    Can I add the Seachem with the Instant Ocean and put it in my main tank? This will save me about six hours of waiting to make RO/DI water.

    Thanks in advance.
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  3. jtReef

    jtReef Ritteri Anemone

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    I see no issues with it.
    What you are doing is not much different than someone who is changing the salt mix with a regular water change.
  4. fletch

    fletch Kole Tang

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    I don't see a problem either, I have done it before with Instant Ocean & Oceanic salt mixes
  5. coral reefer

    coral reefer Giant Squid

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    Nothing wrong with it. The composition of the different salts may be alittle different(example one may contain more calcium than the other), but there won't be any ill effects in your tank.
  6. APC

    APC Teardrop Maxima Clam

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    I have done it when I switch buckets....ie enough salt left in the old buket to make a few gallons, but not enough for the total change. No problems at all
  7. Monacle

    Monacle Skunk Shrimp

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    I've done it
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  9. Covey

    Covey Scooter Blennie

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    Some people do that mix on purpose as it balances out the two salts
  10. milesm4

    milesm4 Spaghetti Worm

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    I like others have done that also with no ill effects.