What salt are you using?

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  1. AndysReef

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    Hi everyone, I am currently using Red Sea Pro salt and I feel that the alk is a little high for my liking. Its about 11 dKH. I do a water change once a week and haven't had to dose. I tell myself the more SPS and other corals I put in the more alk will be soaked up. Thoughts or suggestions? Should I maybe switch to Fritz? I heard good things about them....
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    smh254 Well-Known Member Partner Member 2018

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    I use Red Sea blue bucket. Alk mixes around 8.
     
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    jp_75 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    mine mixes 8-9... red sea would be my pick!
     
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    AndysReef Professional Coral Bleacher R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member Article Contributor

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    I did see the blue bucket, it is more pricey than the pro?
     
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    Whatever is on sale, haha
     
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    Dont do Fritz, i would stick with RSCP. I know multiple awesome tanks that crashed from Fritz. Its very controversial right now also with very high ALK btw. Another option that ive actually heard is maybe the best out there is hotsalt ;)
     
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    Are your corals not doing well? Switch for a reason I guess is what I'm saying. I switched to Fritz because of the lower alk. I'd rather dose to keep it at 8.5 with nutrients in the water.
     
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    Thanks for the advice, I do have some great growth with Red Sea.
     
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    AndysReef Professional Coral Bleacher R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member Article Contributor

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    Corals are good, I bought a 1 gallon of kalwasser as a back up and I was pondering if I ever need it.
     
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    There's no inherent reason the salt mix need to match the tank alkalinity, unless you prefer to do large water changes as opposed to lots of small ones.

    Also, it is not hard to reduce the alk in any salt mix, if you want. :)
     
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    I personally use RSCP since day 1 and I like it a lot. I am working on transitioning to hotsalt due to properties and values that dont exists in other salt mixes on the market. Zero moisture content. Mixes insanely quickly and ready. Price. Elemental make up.
     
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    Then I would say there is no reason to switch. If it ain't broke...
     
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    The lowest it has gone down to is 10.6. My ato of course pumps RODI water so that might bring the alk down a bit?
     
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    Man I love reading your comments!
     
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    Waiting 2 hours per tank is a bit of a pain.
     
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    I like this. Makes change difficult though.
     
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    Hotsalt 5-10 minutes
     
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    16 replies in 13 minutes. Must be a salt thread ;Smuggrin
     
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    I can't keep up lol, at least it's my lunch break.
     
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    You have to keep it in complete dry conditions. Any humidity will cause it to clump. Always close the bag tight and cover in a bucket in a humid free room.
     
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