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    Instant Ocean VS Kent sea salts

    Hi Everyone,

    If you could get instant ocean or Kent sea salts which one would you get. Also if I go from IO to Kent on my next 25% water change is it ok.

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    Terry

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    Myself .. I would not change the salt I am using unless I have a issue with the current brand. If however you decide to do a change IMO it is best to do it right out of the bag. Start switching over dry when you mix it up. Say 25% new salt to 75% old salt and do your water changes with that. Increase the new salt percentage over the long haul. In any case it will be a LONG LONG time ... if ever before the water in your tank is fully a mix of only the new salt because you are always diluting the mixture with the water in that is in your tank now.
    Rob

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    I have used both IO and Kent salts- seperately and together. I have never really had a problem with any method of usage between these two salts. They are both owned by the same company, now and I consider them to be very good salts AND interchangeable.
    Matt.

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    Reefmutt ... Do they share the same formula now that they are owned by the same outfit?
    Rob

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    That I don't know, but I still treat them as the same salt.
    Matt.

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    I switch from IO to kent, and found that kent had way more calcium 390-400 ppm and IO only had 340-360 ppm. When I switched I just used all Kent salt for the next water change with no ill effects.
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    That has definetly been my experiance as well..
    Matt.

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    Originally posted by reefmutt
    That has definetly been my experiance as well..
    What..., the no ill effects or difference in calcium levels?

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    It would seem to me that there is little difference between the 2. I would not think that 40 or 50 ppm is a big deal in a tank that is absorbing calcium on an ongoing basis.
    Rob

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