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Who's using what salt?

Discussion in 'General Reefkeeping Discussion' started by whyamisofly, Nov 16, 2017.

  1. whyamisofly

    whyamisofly Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    Years and years ago Tropic Marin Pro was the best (arguably) salt on the market. What is the "best" these days? With black friday coming up, I figured I would stock up on some.
     
  2. Balz3352

    Balz3352 Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

    I stocked up on aquamedic ab salt. Dont know if they still make it. Ill probably switch to fritz
     
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  3. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Been on salinity for a few yrs buy a 1200 gallon bucket at a time
     
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  4. Fourthwind

    Fourthwind Amphipod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Been using Brightwell Neo Marine for last 6 months. Been a big step up from Fritz. Much more stable and consistent. $68.55 for 150 gallon box from Amazon
     
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  5. whyamisofly

    whyamisofly Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    Where are you purchasing from?
     
  6. halmus

    halmus Prawn Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    I’ve been using Reef Pro Mix. My dead dry rock seams to like it so far.

    Actually, even though I’m still without coral, I did throw a chunk of rock from a sump at Aquatic Art into my sump a few weeks ago and I’m seeing evidence of Coraline in the display. I didn’t expect it to show up that quickly.

    Years ago before I had to take a break, Brightwell was my go-to salt with good results.
     
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  7. quackenbush

    quackenbush Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    I'm using Fritz. Does anyone have a compositional analysis of Fritz? Or at least Alk/Ca/Mg...
     
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  8. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    Been using fritz for sometime now
     
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  9. Djmm1177

    Djmm1177 Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member

    I just started using live aquaria’s new salt
     
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  10. Off The Deep End

    Off The Deep End Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Started using Brightwell Neo Marine and have had good results so far.
     
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  11. fishguy69

    fishguy69 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Fritz is awesome. We get it quite often if any NoCo folks need some.
     
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  12. whyamisofly

    whyamisofly Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    What's your price - or you can PM if you are running a Black Friday deal.
     
  13. StoneAquatics

    StoneAquatics Copepod

    We have Brightwell in stock for $60 a bucket, Fritz for $45 a box, salinity for $75 a bucket, all tropic Marin salts in stock, Ref Sea Blue bags for $55, Red Sea Pro bags for $65, Reef Crystals for $60, Kent Marine next week will be in for $35 per box.
    We personally use Brightwell and Red Sea salts in our tanks.
     
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  14. Sour137

    Sour137 Copepod

    I've been using HW marine reefer salt for the last nine months. My tank is still too young to judge coral growth, but I have gotten some explosive growth out of a GSP, and noticeable growth on zoas, and the one leather I have.
     
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  15. asn-naso

    asn-naso Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    I used to only use Tropic Marin, then used Kent for a few years, and since have bounced around since Salinity became popular.

    TM - Seems to be good, haven't used it in many years. I did have a crash after using some that had hardened together in the bucket.
    Kent - Good affordable salt. I stopped using it due to the low alk I was getting
    Salinity - Left a residue in my bucket, and was cloudy
    HW Marine - Good salt, went through several boxes but moved to Red Sea Pro when it was on sale (I wish it came in buckets, as they are easier to move around)
    Red Sea Pro - Been using it for the past 1.5-2 years. Decent parameters, but I've had some algae issues and SPS growth isn't as good.

    I'm getting near the end of my bucket of Red Sea Pro, and thinking about going back to HW Marine, or trying DD H2Ocean.

    H2Ocean looks interesting, and is all natural, where most of the salts today are synthetic.
     
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  16. jda123

    jda123 Tuna M.A.S.C Club Member

    Instant Ocean. IMO, the best salt for decades and also one of the cheapest. It mixes the exact same every time so that I have a good base to raise the calcium and lower the alk to exactly what I want.
     
  17. Bdk1786

    Bdk1786 Amphipod

    Best I've had was with Red Sea (Blue Bucket) and HW Marine.

    I choose those based on parameters and ease/speed of mixing.
     
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  18. scchase

    scchase Marlin Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    I have used Instant Ocean for yours, really whatever has been cheapest and never really had problems with any of them.
     
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  19. Irishman

    Irishman Cuttle Fish M.A.S.C Club Member

    I've been using fritz for about three years now, no complaints as of yet.
     
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  20. BrianH

    BrianH Prawn M.A.S.C Club Member ex-officio

    I use Kent reef salt. I sometimes have to add alk because it is low. Its relatively cheap and works well.
     
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