difference between Reef Crystals and other "marine salts"
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks » Beginner Saltwater Aquariums » difference between Reef Crystals and other "marine salts"

difference between Reef Crystals and other "marine salts"

This is a discussion on difference between Reef Crystals and other "marine salts" within the Beginner Saltwater Aquariums forums, part of the Saltwater Fish and Coral Reef Tanks category; --> So, at the LFS I saw a 50 lbs box of what are called "Reef Crystals". 50 lbs is only $20! I've bought Instant ...

Check out these saltwater fish profiles
Clown Triggerfish
Clown Triggerfish
Fire Goby
Fire Goby
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
difference between Reef Crystals and other "marine salts"
Old 10-01-2012, 08:39 PM   #1
 
GwenInNM's Avatar
 
difference between Reef Crystals and other "marine salts"

So, at the LFS I saw a 50 lbs box of what are called "Reef Crystals". 50 lbs is only $20! I've bought Instant Ocean for $50 for 50lbs. What is this about? It would make sense IMO, to buy the "crystals" if they are cheaper. No one at the lfs knew the difference, but tried to explain it was of "less quality" salt, though it describes it as good for reef tanks.

I only have a FOWLR tank, but I'd like to find a cheaper way to add salt.

Any thoughts? Knowledge here?

Gwen
GwenInNM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 09:00 PM   #2
 
Ya got a good deal there. I think they messed up the price though as Instant Ocean is less than Reef Crystals. Reef Crystals has more Trace Elements and Calcium, Magnesium, and the such. Its meant for Reef Aquariums, thus adding more to the water that corals need. But, if your using it for a FOWLR, its not going to hurt anything. Instant Ocean and Reef Crystals are made by the same company.
Saltwater Aquarium Salt: Aquarium Systems Instant Ocean & Reef Crystals Synthetic Sea Salt
Reefing Madness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 06:42 AM   #3
 
GwenInNM's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reefing Madness View Post
Ya got a good deal there. I think they messed up the price though as Instant Ocean is less than Reef Crystals. Reef Crystals has more Trace Elements and Calcium, Magnesium, and the such. Its meant for Reef Aquariums, thus adding more to the water that corals need. But, if your using it for a FOWLR, its not going to hurt anything. Instant Ocean and Reef Crystals are made by the same company.
Saltwater Aquarium Salt: Aquarium Systems Instant Ocean & Reef Crystals Synthetic Sea Salt
Cool, I think I'll go grab some on the way home today! Since I do have a few feather dusters that my GSP has left alone, it may be good for them :)

Where I live, Instant Ocean is about $50 no matter what store you're at. Even cheaper brands are only about $8-$10 less than that, so $20 for a 50lb box of Reef Crystals is a great deal. I did see on the box that it listed how it adds those trace elements, so I can't see how it is "inferior" like they told me at the fish store.

Thanks!!

Gwen
GwenInNM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 09:26 AM   #4
 
Your LFS guys don't know what they are talking about. Its a superior Salt mix to the Instant Ocean. But what do I know.
Reefing Madness is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aulonocara stuartgranti "blue neon" Undu reef spawn video johnathan Freshwater Journals 2 09-16-2012 12:05 AM
"Ideal Water Dragon Diet" or "Anyone know of a good reptile forum?" redchigh Vivariums and Reptiles 1 12-10-2011 11:16 AM
I want a "bottom hopper" for my reef tank... Any suggestions? ozarks bullies Saltwater Fish 11 06-02-2011 10:55 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:47 PM.