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    Has anyone use this salt before? Is it any good?
    How's it compare to Aquamedic's reefsalt?
    Thx!

    Bob

  • #2
    Hi Bob, meersalz is to IO as prosalz is to Reef Crystals, IOW, it is lower in Ca/Mg than Proreef. I use it 30% of the time with about 70% Oceanic. This enables my Ca/Mg from not becoming too hi & my KH too low. My Ca RX will maintain these levels then. Bob
    "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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    • #3
      Hi Bob, so what you saying is meersaltz is not better than Aquamedic's reefsalt?
      I am a little confused.

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      • #4
        FWIW, according to a Hanna PO4 Photometer I get readings of .36
        I was using this salt but discarded due to this.
        Dustin

        "Water is the driving force of all nature"
        Leonardo da Vinci

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        • #5
          ouch! .36 is kind of high.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dustin_Y
            FWIW, according to a Hanna PO4 Photometer I get readings of .36
            I was using this salt but discarded due to this.
            Damn, Dustin, could you recheck this? I just checked/Salifert's as negative Thnx. Bob
            "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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            • #7
              Will do Bob. I will try tomorrow evening!
              Dustin

              "Water is the driving force of all nature"
              Leonardo da Vinci

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Baboo
                Hi Bob, so what you saying is meersaltz is not better than Aquamedic's reefsalt?
                I am a little confused.
                No, Bob, meersalz to reefsalz is lower in Ca/Mg levels. I believe the KH in both is very similar, but I have never used the reefsalz.

                Thnx. Dustin, I look forward to your findings, thnx. Bob
                "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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                • #9
                  Ok, Thx Bob!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Aged Salt
                    Damn, Dustin, could you recheck this? I just checked/Salifert's as negative Thnx. Bob
                    Bob I believe my results may be skewed a bit
                    OK when I checked PO4 last, Meersalz was getting a reading of .36. My RO reading was .02. These tests were done 2 times.
                    Tonight I re checked the AM salt and got a reading of .32. Again this was done twice. This was done with the same source RO water as before.

                    On to more problems I have found tonight!
                    First off my fresh RO is getting a reading of .1 with 0 TDS. Is it possible to have 0 TDS and still have PO4 present?
                    Also I checked Oceanic and got .1
                    My tank is reading .12. I bought some water from the grocery that was RODI so it says on the label and it gets a reading of .04 with a TDS of 4 (this was just for fun)

                    Now my plan is to change my filters on my RO and re check everything once again.

                    What do you think of this?

                    Baboo sorry to hijack your thread!
                    Dustin

                    "Water is the driving force of all nature"
                    Leonardo da Vinci

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                    • #11
                      Hi Dustin, thnx. for the rechecks. I would recommend adding a DI canister to your unit to remove Si's/P04's, etc. SpectraPure sells these "add-on" canisters. BTW, Dustin, do you sell the Hanna meter at your shop? Bob
                      "There might be something to this ZEOvit"

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                      • #12
                        Bob I currently run 2 DI canisters on my unit.
                        Unfortunately I do not sell the Hanna meters at this time. Something I have been looking into though!

                        So what do you think about 0 TDS with PO4 still present? Is PO4 not a dissolved solid? Maybe some type of ion?
                        Dustin

                        "Water is the driving force of all nature"
                        Leonardo da Vinci

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                        • #13
                          Dustin:

                          Tonight I re checked the AM salt and got a reading of .32. Again this was done twice.

                          After adding the Hanna reagents etc was the color of the sample solution blue?
                          Habib

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                          • #14
                            Habib... Good point. I've tested water samples for a couple LFS in the past and the color was a noticable blue. My tank water and RO/DI never shows any blue you can see, only the colorimeter can read it.

                            Dustin... Is there any visable turbity in the fresh SW sample that might be changing the results?
                            SteveU
                            “People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones.”
                            ...Charles F. Kettering

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                            • #15
                              Habib the sample did turn blue with the AM salt. Not too much with the others though.

                              Steve....turbity?? Water movement? If so, yes, lots of water movement in the container in which I mixed the salt.
                              Dustin

                              "Water is the driving force of all nature"
                              Leonardo da Vinci

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