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What salt do you use?

What salt do you use?


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dyerrm

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Ok so I just purchased a bucket of Red Sea reef pro coral. But now I’m wondering is that the best? (Of course afterwards) I saw a video about salt on BRS and they gave two other recommendations for e.v.s and tropic marine. From what I can see they are all around the same price. So which one?

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I have used instant ocean and red seas .. i prefer red sea because it mixes so clean and fast. And I noticed that the instant ocean left a reddish tint in my mixing buckets..
 
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Been using the Red Sea salt, not the coral pro though. Mixes extremely fast and salt buckets are clean, don't get a bunch of nasty buildup in the bottom. Parameters have been consistently stable. The coral pro is just to high of alk for me, like running mine at 8
 

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Fritz RPM blue box.
I was hoping to use this because of its good price, and reviews. But no one in my area stocks it, so I didn't want to be stuck relying on online orders unfortunately.
But from what I found online, it mixed similarly and had similar params as the Aquaforest. Just that the aquaforest is stocked by a couple LFS's in my area.
 

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Instant Ocean Reef Crystals (RC). I've used it forever mainly due to the price here at the LFS stores. Also I try and maintain ALk at 8.x so it seems to work.

Having said that and nothing but good success with IO RC I am switching to Tropic Marin Bio Actif. I am dosing TM AFR so figured might as well try their salt and see what shakes out.

Personally speaking I don't think salt matters other than how the hobbyist makes and stores it. BRS did do a great job of testing salt mix and its parameters based on storage duration. Well worth the watch and about the only other reason why I'd consider changing.
 

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I was hoping to use this because of its good price, and reviews. But no one in my area stocks it, so I didn't want to be stuck relying on online orders unfortunately.
But from what I found online, it mixed similarly and had similar params as the Aquaforest. Just that the aquaforest is stocked by a couple LFS's in my area.
Good to know. I’ve been thinking about using some of their products
 
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