1. Raja Ampat

    Raja Ampat New Member

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    Redsea salt or Aquaforest? What do you guys think pls
     
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    Shaddow_wolf169 Well-Known Member

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    Red sea by far aquaforest has a really low dkh rating.
     
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    skiergd011013 Well-Known Member

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    Im using red sea coral pro. It mixes clear very quickly. Ten mins mixing in 78 degree water and i use it.
     
  4. Randy Holmes-Farley

    Randy Holmes-Farley Reef Chemist Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Expert Contributor Article Contributor

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    Those the only choices allowed? :D
     
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    Shaddow_wolf169 Well-Known Member

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    I use ocean potion
     
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    Not sure as I have no experience with either. Pick the one that mixes closest to the dKH you want to maintain maybe?
     
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    Shaddow_wolf169 Well-Known Member

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    Are you doing fish or reef?
     
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  8. Raja Ampat

    Raja Ampat New Member

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    Reef and fish and its the only two salts we get here on regular basis
     
  9. Raja Ampat

    Raja Ampat New Member

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    Thanks for all the replies guys
     
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  10. Violetdasy

    Violetdasy Well-Known Member

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    red sea coral pro I like real saltwater I believe that its better for the fish and coral
     
  11. Randy Holmes-Farley

    Randy Holmes-Farley Reef Chemist Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Expert Contributor Article Contributor

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    Of course, Red Sea coral pro is not real salt water. ???
     
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    I don't think he still keeps a reefer tank, but from what I recall it was IO.
     
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  14. Violetdasy

    Violetdasy Well-Known Member

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    I don't understand. Red Sea is real saltwater
     
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    DSC reef Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Redsea coral pro user here, been a great salt for years.
     
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    How’s does fritz compare to Red Sea? FYI there was a YouTube video I Sea where the aquaforest salt mixed and it was yellowish is this true?
     
  17. Randy Holmes-Farley

    Randy Holmes-Farley Reef Chemist Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Expert Contributor Article Contributor

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    Yes, in my situation I preferred IO. The others mentioned here are certainly fine, however, and in general, most salt mixes can work fine as long as you understand what they do and what they don’t do.
     
  18. Randy Holmes-Farley

    Randy Holmes-Farley Reef Chemist Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Expert Contributor Article Contributor

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    No, it isn’t. One cannot dry down seawater to a sold, and then rehydrate it to make seawater again. Some things like calcium carbonate precipitate and do not redissolve. Red Sea coral pro also does not match natural seawater parameters. Alk, for example, is very high. So they must add in extra sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, etc.

    They very closest it could be (and I’m not even convinced it is this, but I do not really know) is to dry seawater, then add back some chemicals to get something close to seawater. Another possibility is to dry seawater to collect the basic chemicals separately (which is done all over the world to produce table salt and other chemicals) and then recombine them in appropriate ratios. I do not know which salt companies use either of these possible processes.

    Some companies, of course, may also use mined or synthesized source chemicals.
     
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    I for one can not afford red sea salt with the frequency I prefer to do water changes. I have tried lots of salts. Currently trying fritz but will probably always end up back to IO RC
     
  20. Violetdasy

    Violetdasy Well-Known Member

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    Red Sea is no produced my chemists in a lab it comes from the ocean. that's the point
     
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