Poll: Top Preferred Salt Mixes

Discussion in 'Reef Aquarium Discussion' started by dbl, Nov 30, 2017.

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  1. IO - Regular

    88 vote(s)
    27.2%
  2. IO - Reef Crystals

    126 vote(s)
    38.9%
  3. RS - Coral Pro

    64 vote(s)
    19.8%
  4. RS - See Salt (Blue Bucket)

    46 vote(s)
    14.2%
  1. dbl

    dbl It Takes Less Energy to be Nice Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Based on yesterday's poll found here, the top two preferred salt mix brands were Instant Ocean with 32.8% of the vote and Red Sea with 27.1%. Fritz was a distant third with 11.8% of the vote (results as of this writing).

    Thought it would be interesting to narrow the results down to which type of salt is used within each brand out of the top two brands. So are you using the regular Instant Ocean or the Reef Crystals? Or do you use the Red Sea Coral Pro or the Blue Bucket?

    I realize this poll will be limited to those that use one of these two brands.
     
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  2. Empress

    Empress Well-Known Member

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    Reef Crystals.
     
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    Empress Well-Known Member

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    But I use only Instant Ocean without the crystals when I quarantine.
     
  4. Jerome Woodward

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    Reef crystals. I try to stock up on black friday when its half off!!
     
  5. hockeyhead019

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    Started with regular but was advised to switch to the Reef Crystals since I have some coral in the tank. Owner of the LFS said he likes to use the reef cyrstals in any tank with LR to promote coraline growth
     
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    I use reef crystals because I bought a box of it and need to use it up! The Alk is super high but it works well
     
  7. mckinleyw

    mckinleyw AIRBORNE REEFER R2R Supporter Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Right now I am finishing up my last box of reef crystals. I am switching to RS-SeaSalt (blue bucket). I am switching to get the alkalinity closer to NSW. My reef crystals mixes to a dkh of 13. want to get closer to 8-9.
     
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  8. skiergd011013

    skiergd011013 Well-Known Member

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    i have coralline growing on my pumps and back glass after using rs coral pro for 3 weeks. Im sure reef crystals are good too. But im not going to change a good thing!
     
  9. crabs_mcjones

    crabs_mcjones I was a drab little crab once R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor

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    Reef Crystals. A good friend of mine who got me into reef keeping suggested it, and its worked for me ever since :D
     
  10. EriksOasis

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    Local fish stores uses and sell reef crystals and that’s all I’ve ever used. Have great growth and coloration in all my corals. Is running with the higher alkalinity really an issue as long as it’s stable? I haven’t had a problem in the seven years of using it.
     
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