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  1. #1
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    Apr 2005

    changing salt brands?

    I am going to need to purchase salt in the near future. No one in my area carries by current brand (crystal sea). Are there risks in switching to a different brand (instant ocean etc)?

  2. #2
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    Nov 2003
    Some people have has issues when changing brands so CARE must be used. Do not do BIG water changes with a new brand. Sort of acclimate the tank to the new brand over time. So for example ... instead of doing a 10% water change do 2 - 5 gallon changes at 1/2 the interval.

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    Sep 2004
    the most roblems that i have heard is nutrient related.

    As OSD said smaller water changes will help
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