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    Salt Poll

    Salt Poll

    What salt do you use? If you given a choice to switch, would you? and to what?

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    Re: Salt Poll

    Right now I've been using Tropic Marin.  I use what ever I can get a bucket for the cheapest.  Many will disagree but I've had no problems with any of the higher grade salts out there.  (this ought to start a reply war!!!!)

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    Re: Salt Poll

    I am using Kent salt. I found that except the initial low pH, about 8.0, I would've preferred 8.1 or 8.2, that the initial buffer and calcium is right where it should be, i.e. 2.9 meq/L and 400ppm respectively.

    Haven't tested other metals and other properties. I know that Instant Ocean has a low initial calcium of 360ppm. I guess every salt has its shortcomings.
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    Re: Salt Poll

    I use Aquarium Systems salt...

    I'd really like to get some of that new-fangled salt talked about on the other boards. Anyone know of a local or Montreal outlet selling one of those bio-assay brands?


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    Re: Salt Poll

    I use Instant Ocean, no real reason why.  What was recommended we I setup my tank.  I would like to know more about the good/bad things for each brand

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    Re: Salt Poll

    I also use Tropic Marin, have been for about two years.
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    Re: Salt Poll

    I've been using Instant Ocean from the beginning...  haven't found the need to switch as its been doing the job just fine.

    IJO

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    Re: Salt Poll

     I use Instant Ocean but will use any of the usual brands if there is a deal to be had. I like the little Mini-jet you get in a Instant Ocean 750 liter pail.
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