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  • best salt for low nutrient system

    guys,
    would like to find out ,what salt brand is everyone using?
    please share ur experience..


    thankx,mike

  • #2
    Oceanpure, but I dunno I qualify.
    10x3x2 FOWLR (for now)
    BK400ext
    RD12 return, 2 RD12 closed loop, wavebox with extension
    MRC kalkmixer
    IKS

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    • #3
      Seachems new reef formula... Best I have ever used.. Talk to Eric "fragfamer"...

      Jeff

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      • #4
        Mike im using the seachem thanx to jeff it awesome so far I get it localy here
        Nick
        180G SPS Mainly
        10 Bulb T5 Starfire
        Calcium Reactor
        3 Tunze 6105's
        Profilux Controller
        ATB Return w/ wavysea
        ATB M External Skimmer


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        • #5
          what do u like in seachem salt?,, jeff,i"ve see u been using this salt for awhile..hows ur corals reacts?...do u add more mg to keep it at 1400 level?
          nick ,where can u get it locally?
          anybody try reef crystals?

          mike

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          • #6
            Mike, I do not have to add anything to the salt. With my Car RX dialed in and some Mg granulate in the reactor also my prarams are stable at 7.7 420-430 Ca mg 1350-1400.... Mike I have been using it for 5 month and see no reason to switch or try anything else.. I am sure though I will try a bag of the reefers salt when I head over to the new captive oceans warehouse and see Scott again soon.. I heard thought it was PITA to mis the mg and ca. That is another reason again why I love this salt.. Params are very good with it and my coral colors are always popping... Going to go back to the KZ carbon and see if they can even pop more as Bob said he has noticed after switching back to it in stage 3,4 with the system.. I am also not using K balance yet but have only read positive things about it.. I will be getting that VERY soon, possible tomorrow when I talk to Scott heeheh...

            Jeff

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            • #7
              Originally posted by moonpod
              Oceanpure, but I dunno I qualify.
              IIRC, Eric had it in the store and was/is using it.

              I'd expect Oceanic to go up again soon.

              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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              • #8
                thankx,jeff
                i am going to get one bucket and try...u are using a reef grade ,right?


                mike

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                • #9
                  Mike,

                  have you been unhappy, or had any problems, with the TM Pro reef?

                  Tom
                  Current Tank: 75g sps restarted with ZEOvit August 2004, Aqua Connect 14K 250W SE MH x 2, SLS HQI ballasts, 54W blueplus T5s x 2, H&S A150 external (recirculating) skimmer, Tunze Stream 6060, 6000 with single controller, Geo Ca reactor, in-sump ZEOvit reactor from Madison, Aquacontroller

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                  • #10
                    Mike, yea the new reef formula...

                    http://www.seachem.com/products/prod...eefSalt05.html

                    Peace, Jeff

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                    • #11
                      Here is the composition of Seachem's Reef Salt from their web site:

                      Ion
                      Concentration (ppm)
                      Chloride
                      19336
                      Sodium
                      10752
                      Sulfate
                      2657
                      Magnesium
                      1317
                      Potassium
                      421
                      Calcium
                      442
                      Carbonate/Bicarbonate
                      142
                      Strontium
                      9.5
                      Boron
                      16
                      Bromide
                      64
                      Iodide
                      0.060
                      Lithium
                      0.3
                      Silicon
                      <0.1
                      Iron
                      0.0098
                      Copper
                      0.0003
                      Nickel
                      <0.015
                      Zinc
                      0.0107
                      Manganese
                      0.0023
                      Molybdenum
                      0.0098
                      Cobalt
                      0.0004
                      Vanadium
                      <0.015
                      Selenium
                      <0.019
                      Rubidium
                      0.118
                      Barium
                      <0.04

                      It looks like it has plenty of Potassium, which may explain Jeff's good results color wise.

                      Tom
                      Current Tank: 75g sps restarted with ZEOvit August 2004, Aqua Connect 14K 250W SE MH x 2, SLS HQI ballasts, 54W blueplus T5s x 2, H&S A150 external (recirculating) skimmer, Tunze Stream 6060, 6000 with single controller, Geo Ca reactor, in-sump ZEOvit reactor from Madison, Aquacontroller

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                      • #12
                        Jeff, the Seachem reef formula looks really good. Will give it a go if its available here. Cheers!
                        Farish

                        Setup: 250G System, ATI Powermodul 10x80w T5s, 4x6100 Tunze Streams & 7095 MultiController, Deltec PF1000 CR, Deltec AP902 Skimmer, IKS, Zeovit, Artica 1Hp Chiller

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                        • #13
                          thankx,jeff!!!
                          this is my next try))

                          mike

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by GTR
                            Eric had it in the store and was/is using it.

                            SteveU
                            Eric was telling me good thigs about it as well. Looks like I'll be switching to Seachem as well.

                            Roland

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                            • #15
                              Roland... I know he had Seachem but I also saw buckets or bags of Oceanpure at his shop.

                              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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