1. R

    Planned Obsolescence

    Okay so Hanna's Digital Salinity Meter requires calibration right? Could Hanna produce a Checker that did not require the purchase of calibration solutions? For example if a Salt Mix Pack says "Mix 1g of salt to 1 liter of water for 35ppt" Bearing in mind Hanna Calibration solution is 35ppt, you...
  2. R

    Salt deposits

    What do y’all recommend I do about the salt deposits on the tank rim? Should I just wipe it off or put it back in tank to level out the salinity?
  3. L

    Tropic Marin Salt coming out yellow?

    Hi has anyone experienced yellow tint in their Tropic Marine Pro Reef Salt and what it's about? I contacted Tropic Marin some time ago and haven't got a response so I'm seeing if anyone else heard about this. Some background: I've been using Tropic Marin Pro Reef Salt for a while and I started...
  4. Spenc_

    EMERGENCY Salinity test wack

    So I just picked up more salt and RO/DI water at my LFS. I checked the salinity with my refractometer and it said it was 1.030, they told me it was 1.025. They used a very expensive salinity checker so I’m assuming there’s is more accurate then mine, so the problem is the salinity of my tank...
  5. C

    HW-Marinemix Reefer with nitrites/nitrates?

    Hello - First post in this community and newer (6 months) into reefing. Sorry it’s so long...About three weeks ago I setup my second tank, a 70 gallon tank with a 26 gallon sump. Based on BRS’ recommendation, I decided to set this tank up using HW Marinemix Reefer salt. For some background, my...
  6. Landenb20

    Salt not fully mixing

    So I’ve been using instant ocean sea salt for a little bit and it seems like it’s not really mixing. It mixes in to it being sort of clear but when you look closer you can see salt crystals still floating in the water. I’ve got it mixing in a small bucket (for Pico tank) with a power head that’s...
  7. KyleJ42

    Connecticut New York Waterbox cube 20 complete setup $600

    Selling my waterbox cube 20. Thought i’d be where i am currently living for longer, but the wife and i decided its time to move. Dont really want to put a 15hr trip of stress on any of the fish/corals/inverts here. $600 obo. Comes with everything in pictures, plus about 120 gallons or so of...
  8. Z

    Salt without the extra stuff?

    Hey folks, Does anyone know of a brand of salt that is literally JUST salt without the extra stuff like Alk Mg and Cal? The reason I ask is because 2 months ago i got a trident and my levels have always been really high for some reason which I thought was weird, I use the fritz pro blue box of...
  9. Arabyps

    Salt Suppliments Dosing Good deal at LiveAquaria today only

    Just got an email with this offer. If you use LA salt and/or planning on it check out their promotion. Great price on the salt and they throw in calcium chloride and carbonate All LA private label products are also on sale...
  10. michaelabellz

    emergency!! salt way too low!!!

    Whats the safest way to raise salt fast? my salinity is at 1.020 and i have livestock and zoanthids.
  11. Erik the Red

    Milky water before adding bacteria

    Hi, I have an issue with my tank. Its brand new, I have just used RO water and added the salt pouring it in small bits while the mp10 was turned on to help stirring. I used dry rocks, some glued with cement, and were washed before going in the tank. no bacteria inoculation was added I don’t...
  12. R

    Nano Build Fritz RPM or Seachem Vibrant Sea Salt?

    Hi there! I’ve finally got almost everything that I need to start up a nano reef aquarium and will be picking up a fluval evo 13.5 gallon all in one aquarium this weekend! When I ordered my tank and some other supplies/accessories to go with it a couple of weeks ago, my lfs sold me some Coralife...
  13. M

    Mixing Station - Winter Climate

    Recently upgraded my tank from a 40g AIO to ~120g total volume and now need to be able to make my own water both RODI and salt. I am in the process of getting all my ducks in a row to build a mixing station. Here is my question/ situation: I live in KC where in winter we can have a stretch of...
  14. Sick_man

    Help with Salt

    Hi, so I'm running low on salt and have been using regular instant ocean. I wanted to try the reef crystals because it is marketed toward corals and it is cheaper on Amazon at the moment. Would it be okay to switch salts? Tank is about 2 months.
  15. itsdRu

    Hello New from Cincinnati

    Hello all I’m new from Cincinnati Ohio I have a fluval 13 1/2 gallon saltwater tank with a CoraLife surface skimmer and protein skimmer built-in. I really need some help here I’m trying to get everything correct in the water before I add any livestock including coral can you please view the...
  16. Jax15

    1.025 vs 35 ppt - often used interchangeably?

    I rejoined the hobby back ~2016, and everyone seemed to agree that 1.025 was the perfect salinity. Lately though, more and more I've been hearing that 35 ppt is what you should target for mixed reef or SPS dom. It's strange to me that these are often used interchangeably, since 1.025 is really...
  17. C

    Fauna Marin pro sea salt

    Anyone have experience with Fauna Marin Pro sea salt? I'm looking to switch from RSCP to a lower Alk mix. Debating between Fauna marin, Aquaforest probiotic, and RS blue bucket Thanks!
  18. S


    Hi Guys, I am currently having issue with my carbonate hardness. Its 6 tank is almost a year old and am dealing with this from day 1...i was using Red sea reef salt..later switched to IO reef crystals to help keep my alkalinity higher, but unfortunately that didn't help out. TANK -...
  19. Reefer37

    Lower Magnesium with Instant Ocean Salt

    Has anyone else noticed having to supplement a bit of magnesium between water changes with Instant Ocean salt? I've noticed on like the last 3 water changes my magnesium level dipping below 1300 almost every time. This last time I did a larger water change due to increased phosphates and it's...
  20. redeyejedi

    Build Thread The simple way of reefing.

    I thought i would do a build thread on my 130l juwel tank, to show there are many ways to keep coral. Buts its all about stability. I got my tank from a close friend of mine for free. When it was first set up at mine and my wifes place it looked like this 5 years ago. After waiting 6 months we...
  21. ReeferMadne55

    New brackish setup questions

    So I decided to add a new brackish aquarium to my room to compliment my reef tank. I already had extra supplies and equipment laying around, so essentially I’m building this tank for free (woohoo). I just had a few questions regarding the setup and cycling. 1. Can I use my Instant Ocean Reef...
  22. Spare time

    Confusion on salt water storage

    Red sea states that you can not store their coral pro salt mixed in water for more than 12 hours otherwise you will get precipitation. So why then does the alk and calcium not precipitate in our tanks at 12 hours after a water change?
  23. D

    Ammonia barely going up, cycling

    Hey everyone, so this is not exactly my first time setting up a saltwater tank. But ive never tried cycling with shrimp, so ive decided to do it with my new tank. It is 210 gallons, and ive put in 2 chopped up table shrimp (in a filter bag) in the sump. And ive been letting it rot in there for...
  24. Injoynit

    Adding salt to established tank

    I have a few question about salt additions to established tanks. What happens if I just add salt to an established tank and let the tank mix the salt? Fish die? Precipitation? Other? What happens if I mix some salt in a container with RODI water and then just add it to the tank? Why is salt...
  25. Dr. Dendrostein

    California Nevada 92501 local pick up. IO salt 400 gal. $70

    At my contractor lot , one of my workers over bought some marine dry goods for business and when I checked invoice wrong salt picked up. Our loss someone's gain. PM for more info Just pick up last Friday
Route 66 Marine Wholesale