What Salt Mix Do You Use & Why? - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 04-05-2009, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
New Member
What Salt Mix Do You Use & Why?

Probably been done before, but just wanted to hear opinions and rationals....
sergiotami is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 8 Old 04-05-2009, 10:15 PM
onefish2fish's Avatar
Reef crystals.

i used to use red sea coral pro until i had mag issues. i just wasnt getting a good reading. it is possible i had a bad batch but who knows. having switched to RC i havnt had issue. its cheaper too. the one problem i have with it is the scum that builds up in the bucket when mixing water. not a big deal, but something to be aware of.
onefish2fish is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 04-06-2009, 07:44 PM
Pasfur's Avatar
I prefer Reef Crystals in a FOWLR aquarium, for its added buffering ability due to the additional borate added.

I use Instant Ocean in my reef, with the rational that the alkalinity reading will be more accurate, helping to maintain a more predictable calcium level. The downside of Reef Crystals in a reef is that the additional borate gives a slightly higher alkalinity reading... one which is lesser based on the calcium & magnesium levels.

Overall, we are probably just spitting hairs.
Pasfur is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 04-11-2009, 12:42 AM
Kellsindell's Avatar
LOL, i've used kent and instant ocean, beth cheap and i've never had issues with them. My lvls are pretty stable as far as mag, cal, and alk go. I'm happy with both.

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea...

75g Build

Kellsindells build

2.5 Pico Build

Member of DFWMAS ... PBITAWA
Michael Hernandez
Kellsindell is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 04-18-2009, 02:00 PM
New Member
Bartman's Avatar
I have been using H2Ocean, anyone have experience with this product?

Set up: 40 Gal Coral Reef (soon to be!)
2xKoralia 2, 1xHeater 150watt, 1xTunze 9002 skimmer, 50lbs x live rock, 1" argonite sand bed, 1xPhosban Reactor
Livestock: 2xclowns, 1xBlue Tang, 1xCleaner Shrimp, 1xConch, 5xTrochus Snails, 1xBlood Shrimp, 3xHermits, 1xSea Urchin
Bartman is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 05-08-2009, 10:59 AM
New Member
Puffer's Avatar
I use Instant Ocean also, I like it because it mixes well and has a great buffer.

Vistit Burch Aquarium CAL.
Puffer is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 07-30-2009, 12:49 AM
New Member
SuperFishFan's Avatar
Originally Posted by Puffer View Post
I use Instant Ocean also, I like it because it mixes well and has a great buffer.
Agreed. I also have had to use Kent at times and I have had the same results that I get with Instant Ocean with the exception that IO disolves a bit faster and cleaner
SuperFishFan is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 07-30-2009, 06:23 AM
wake49's Avatar
I have tried a few and found that Instant Ocean is my favorite. I like the way it dissolves, and I have had Phosphate problems with other "generic" brands.

Nothing good happens fast in an Aquarium

My 30 Gallon Long Marine Tank
My son's 20 gallon FW Community
wake49 is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aquarium salt vs. Sea salt FishFreak95 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 1 10-14-2008 07:48 AM
table salt, rock salt.. possible for salt mix?? nightrider Water Chemistry 6 03-25-2008 09:28 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome