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Old 11-16-2011, 04:37 PM   #1
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New Red Sea Coral Pro vs. Reef Crystals vs. Oceanic


Hey all,

I need to order some salt in the near future. I have been debating on switching from RC to something else.

Out of these three choices, which one would you choose and why?

(New) Red Sea Coral Pro
Instant Ocean Reef Crystals
Oceanic

Input, thoughts, etc appreciated!
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:44 PM   #2
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It all boils down to IMO on what ur tank needs. Why are you looking to switch? I dont use rc due to there levels. I have been using kent marine for a few years now and am very happy
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:31 PM   #3
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Agreed... if it is working, why switch? Are your levels going up too when you do a WC? Personally, I would suggest Coralife....
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:52 PM   #4
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I use coralife...
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:19 PM   #5
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I've used all that you mentioned...but I've been happiest with Coralife for the last little bit. Good price, good levels and mixes very well. I also like that it always comes in 50g bags (even if it's in a bucket). 150g-200g buckets that are "loose filled" can have a tendency for certain things to settle to the bottom during handling and shipping. Unless you're using the entire bucket at one time it can cause some inconsistency in batches of water you make.

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Old 11-16-2011, 07:27 PM   #6
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http://aquariumwatertesting.com/AWT_...lysis_0208.pdf

A good comparison of salt mixes.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:29 PM   #7
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Coralife here too.

Just a note on the buckets though. The Coralife 150g bucket is individual bags, the 200g buckets that I have are not.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:56 PM   #8
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Coralife here too.

Just a note on the buckets though. The Coralife 150g bucket is individual bags, the 200g buckets that I have are not.
Good to know. I've only ever bought Coralife in 150g buckets or 200g boxes...in both cases they had 50g bags inside.

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Old 11-17-2011, 02:16 AM   #9
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VERY interesting. I use Red Sea Coral Pro, and have for a while with no negative results and plenty of positive. However, I didn't like seeing the amounts of nitrate/nitrite, silicate and phosphate in it, and it seemed to be lower in some good trace elements than others. I have been a diehard RSCP fan, but am considering the switch to Coralife?!?!?
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A lot of people seem to prefer coralife...

I have been reading horror stories about RSCP all over the forums. A few complaints about RC's.

And read that DF&S uses RC in their DD and aquaculture facilities.
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:00 PM   #11
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Anybody use the seachem salinity salt? I'm just starting
Out and don't see any point in spending more than I need to
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Old 11-17-2011, 05:42 PM   #12
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I've used rc. IMO I didnt like it. I've been using oceanic for awhile and love it. It mixes really well. I love it. I'm going to use seachem reef salt next. Just gonna try it. I've also used a couple small boxes of Kordon salt. It was ok IMO.
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