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  1. Marine Depot
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  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hi TRT-ers. I wanted to let those who do not track this stuff know: The spring salt sales have started! I do not remember which thread, but in one of my "skimmers vs water changes" for a small tank discussions had the topic of "cheap" salt came up. It was something like "should I spend $200 on...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    So I need a little help; first some background. I have used regular instant ocean for a year or so. After adding corals and testing I have found that I’ve needed to supplement with Kalk, Magnesium, sodium bicarbonate, etc. Now for the number of corals I have it seems like normal water changes...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    hey guys.. so, my RO/DI filters are like a month old and I tested and 0 TDS... I use Reef Crystals as my salt mix. I just got a new bucket of salt mix and I am mixing it in buckets of new RO/DI water that is heated to 79 degrees. I have been mixing them for an hour now and everything is...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Alright, I recently added some corals and Im running low on my old salt (Instant ocean sea salt) Im think about just buying the reef crystals or is there another brand that is worth the extra money. I am starting 2 part dosing as well so that will cover Cal. Alk. and Mag. Im worried more about...
  6. Reefing Equipment
    I have 5 fish in a 75 gal and have posted about my high Calcium, mag and alk levels. I do a 10 gallon water change, then wait a week, then a 20 gallon change, then wait a week, etc. Could my high levels be because the elements in the salt water mix are not getting used up and so its just kind...
  7. Marine Depot
    VIDEO: How to Build a Saltwater Mixing Station Every aquarium needs water. For saltwater aquariums in particular, it is of utmost importance to use PURE filtered water to mix your own saltwater and replenish what is lost from evaporation. To make these regular aquarium chores easier, today we...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    I am looking to build a mixing station and I think I have a design down that I like as far as plumbing but I have no idea what type or how strong of pump I need. My RO/DI unit and barrels are downstairs from my tank and I am trying not to break the bank on a simple pump. If anyone knows how...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Ok I do about a 15 gallon water change every 1.5 to 2 weeks. In order to do this I end up mixing 20 gallons of fresh salt water. Im currently using DD H2Ocean salt. I have to mix the extra 5ish gallons in order for my pump to be fully submerged in my Brute Salt water mixing barrel. Therefore...
  10. General Reef Discussion
    I had an unusual experience recently during a water change. I'm using Instant Ocean Reef Crystals and have been putting 1/2 cup per gallon of water and the bucket is 5 gallons. So, 5 x 1/2 cups usually achieves 1.025. Using a refractometer, I usually test the water in my tank and adjust the...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    It's a known fact that the salt mix powder in our 5gal buckets tend to allow certain elements like calcium to fallout and settle to the bottom of the bucket. Looking for ways some of you might re-mix the powder to allow the elements in the salt mix to be consistent. > do you roll your buckets...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    What brand of salt do you guys use to mix with lfs fresh or RODI water? How do you mix it? Tips? :read:
  13. Marine Depot
    One of our local customers, Nik, provided these shots of his work in progress water-making station. Please reply and share a photo of where you mix your saltwater so we can help inspire and learn from each other! Feel free to include details of how or why you set things up the way you did and...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    If you had to choose between Red Sea Coral Pro and Reef Crystals, which would you choose and why?
  15. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so I've been wondering lately why I have to dose so much alk to keep my levels up so out of curiousity I tested my new salt mix I use tropic Marin regular Cal 430....pretty good Mag 1350....pretty good Alk....5.5!!!! Ummm what??!!! Does this seem right?? I tested three times to verify...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    Ok so long story short I'm moving in a week or so and my 125 is getting transferred to a 210.... I have been using tropic Marin for awhile now but was using regular instant ocean prior to and only switched for my corals sake but I am now dosing anyway as the tropic Marin couldn't keep up with...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I recently changed my salt mix from D&D H2Ocean to Red Sea Coral pro mix, since then I've been getting a lot of red algea growth, could me changing the salt mix be the cause or is it just another stage of my tanks maturity. Thanks
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Setting up my 30 Nuvo, and thinking of changing salt. I dont hear much good about instant ocean, and was wondering what people thought to be the best and consistent salt mix. not looking for some crazy expensive salt though.
  19. General Reef Discussion
    Well I have found a few threads out there but nothing really recent so I figured I would start a thread on it to keep up with the times.... I am seeing some algae slime growth in my mixing tub and have been advised it is probably my salt(io regular) so I'm thinking of switching to tropic Marin...
  20. General Reef Discussion
    My Husband and I have had our 55 gallon reef tank up and running for a little over 8 months; The first month we cycled the tank with 60lbs of aroganite sand, three pinfish that were leftover bait, and about 80lbs of live rock. Then we added a few damsels at a time throughout the following...
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