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  1. General Reef Discussion
    So I haven't been the best with keeping track of my parameters the past few months, as everything up until now was consistent. I tested my DT water yesterday and my New Salt Water as well. Below were my findings... DT SG 1.026 Ca 425 Mg 975 Alk 6.72 pH 8.27 Temp 77.8 NEw saltwater (power...
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    3/4+ box of reef crystals $20 obo
  3. General Reef Discussion
    If you had to choose between Red Sea Coral Pro and Reef Crystals, which would you choose and why?
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    For the last 14 months or so I have used Red Sea Coral Pro. Bulk order during "Black Friday". I finally got to the bottom of bucket #6, so I decided to switch it up. I purchased a bucket of reef crystals and due to a sudden out break of green cyano I did a 44 gallon change over two days in my...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    hello, ok so i am going to run out of mY salt with the next water change... i have a55 gallon reef aquarium about four months old... so i am using red sea salt... i heard there Is something good called reef crystals do you think i should change to that since it Is a reef aquarium??? will it put...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    So today I received a box of reef crystals from <cite class="vurls">www.drsfostersmith.com. When I opened my box I was surprised to find a shirt inside. This is the third box I have ordered from them and this is the only time I have gotten a shirt. Is this common, has anyone else experienced...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    I had my LFS test the calcium content of my tank water and it was 390. I tested it with a Salifert kit and got 380. I then tested my freshly mixed RCs and got 375/380. RC salt has always been in the mid to high 400's. Anyone else getting low calcium readings with RC salt??????
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    Really it is my 29g re-build as over the years mist from my sump was slowly spraying on the press board stand. So i tore it down and am going with a new tank and stand i found on craigslist. All equiptment transfered from old tank, and may be a little old school. But all is in great working...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hello everyone! I just wanted to post an update on my 2 month mark and talk about all the trials and errors I have dealt with up to this point. After searching on the forums for over a month, I decided to start a tank of my own and I will say that all of the research helped me from dealing with...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    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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    Where can i get a cheap refractometer i want to upgrade from my hydrometer. :fish::fish::fish:
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Why do u need to let the water SW sit for 24 hours before using for a water change besides temperature and disolving which takes 30-45 minutes. :help:
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I switched to reef crystals a couple months back. When I make water (RODI into an old salt bucket) I get a whitish sediment on my pumps/heater/wires that are sitting in the water. I didnt notice this with other salts. I let my water mix for 2 days. Is this typical? Just seems kinda dirty...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    I currently use instant ocean salt mix, but would like to try the instant ocean reef crystals. I have consistent pH of 8.3-8.4 with the normal one, and is the reef crystals one consistent in pH, alkalinity, etc? What are your experiences with it, and what are your water tests results?(including...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Ive always used Reef Crystals on my tank, mainly because its cheap and has abundant calcium, but im becoming more and more frustrated at just how HIGH the Calcium and Alkalinity is in this stuff... I tested a freshly opened bag today, and once mixed to 1.026, I found the Calcium to be 490 and...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    So I just ordered TMPC from Drs. Foster and Smith. I tried to use the $5 gift cert I got from ordering the "problem" RC. The gift cert had expired so I called and asked them if there was some way to get it renewed. When she looked it up she acknowledged that the gift cert was from purchasing on...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    With all the issues I have had (and others apparently as well)with Reef Crystals, I am changing salts. Time to buy! Looking at salt prices, these are the ones I am considering (5g. Buckets): Coralife: $44.99 (150g) Red Sea: $49.99 (200g) Red Sea Coral Pro: $54.99 (175g) Kent: $52.99 (200g)...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    thanks for the coral life recommendation tony ...im very happy so far ...still only gonna get about 100 gallons out a of a 150 gal bucket but that seems normal for all salts when mixing to 1.026 ...and still getting some precipitate (scum) but seems to be the norm for my mixing setup after a day...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    switched over from isntant ocean to try out reef crystals, i've heard the phosphates are lower in RC and i wanted to see if it would help out my algae problem... I'm noticing it takes 2x the RC to make a 5g bucket of SW compared to IO, is this right? Is this a bad bucket? Guy at the LFS told...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Everyone!!! I have a 150 reef tank with about 10 fish ranging from less than an inch up to 3.5 inches. I also have lost of corals mostly soft with a few lps. I have a 30 gallon sump aqua c 180 skimmer lots of flow and live rock. My question is I'm trying to make my money go as far as I can...
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