Switched to Fritz RPM salt

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  1. Fishon

    Fishon Well-Known Member

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    I have ran R/C for my salt for years, but I had recently noticed that I seem to be getting a film on my circulation pump and the bigger problem is that the last box I received had low magnesium, with 0 tds RODI water at a .026 salinity I tested it at 800. So I thought this was a bad batch so I replaced it what the heck a new box and it tested out at 850. So that being the case I switch to RPM. I am very surprised at how fast and well it dissolves and even more important it test out at .026 9 dkh/1300-mag/400-CA which I can work with. The price is 44.95 for 205 gallon box witch is very close to the price of RC so that's nice.

    This is the first box I've tried out, but so far really happy, anybody else using this salt and what are your thoughts?
     
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    Have used rc for years it leaves a brown resido on all my Rubbermaid containers. Have changed salt brand to Kent not sure about the brand you are talking about . I think the resido is clay
     
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    I have a friend that swears by the RPM salt :)
     
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    jenkinscrew2578 Well-Known Member

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    I use RPM and have no issues with it.
     
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    How long have you been using the RPM?
     
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    About 6 months now. Mixes quick and everything is doing well.
     
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    Who has the best price on the Fritz salt?
     
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    Do you know what your parameters are after you mix it?
    Cal, Alk and Mag
     
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    +1
    Who sells the buckets online?
     
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    jenkinscrew2578 Well-Known Member

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    Usually I get the following
    Cal: 440
    Alk: 8
    Mag:1400
     
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    jenkinscrew2578 Well-Known Member

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    I get mine from LFS, 2 boxes for $100
     
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    Where do you buy it for 44.95?
     
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    Those are sweet #'s :)
     
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    Yes no complaints here!
     
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    +1 Premium Aquatics has it for $63.99
     
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    @jenkinscrew2578

    Thanks for your input :)
     
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    Yea i seen that plus 5.00 for shipping or thru them on Amazon and free shipping.
     
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    @GoVols

    Your most welcome

    Its good for everyone to share successes so we can all benefit.
     
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    LFS has it for that price
     
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    Appreciate your input, and I couldn't of said it better!!
     
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