haha funny you mention it. I LOVE the smell... my wife makes fun of me for saying so. Mine mixes to 8.5dkh. That's why I picked it in the beginning, no other reason other than being readily available to me.I used to use that stuff regularly back in the Nineties. Call me weird, but I love the way it smelled . What's it mixing up to these days?
8.5 sounds great. I'm looking for a something with a lower alk, thanks!haha funny you mention it. I LOVE the smell... my wife makes fun of me for saying so. Mine mixes to 8.5dkh. That's why I picked it in the beginning, no other reason other than being readily available to me.
It’s what most aquatic shops here in Scotland use as bulk salt for their systems with no issues. I used it for the first 2 years in this hobby with no issues but also not amazing results either. I put most of that down to my learning curve however and not the salt.Salinity was a salt I used in the past and really like and didn’t have any issues, it just got to be a pain finding it locally
Ok folks with Covid, issues with certain brands of salt being available and now some quality control issues thrown in what are we all using now and what were we using before? Reasons for change would be great if you can be bothered commenting.
I believe it - either have a long way to ship to get to the other. If TM was available cheap, I would use it and never look back - great salt, but inconsistent to get in the US and very expensive at nearly $100 a bucket around me (if you can find it). I just got 4 200g boxes of IO and they were about $42 each shipped to my door.
How much do you add to get to 7? Where do you buy your acid from?BTW - if you love a salt and just want lower carbonate, you can add acid to bring it down. I add Muriatic Acid to my IO to lower the alk to about 7.0. It is safe and easy, but you do need to aerate for another day or two to drive off the co2 that you made when you added the acid.