Instant Ocean Salt Choice?

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  1. phastroh

    phastroh Do Not Listen To Me!!!

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    I have been using Instant Ocean Reef Crystals since I started my tank(orange can) but I see they also sell Instant Ocean Aquarium Salt.

    Is there any reason I should use it if I do not plan to have corals anytime soon and will using the Reef Crystals have any ill effect if you are dealing with water quality.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    I think Reef Crystals is a really good salt. Reef Crystals is better than the regular Instant Ocean salt, although both are perfectly fine for a tank without corals. If it is working for you, stick with it.
     
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    PRC Stop Quoting Me!

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    I use the reefcrystals as well and have been happy with them. (Orange bag)..If you're talking about the purple bag for your question...The main difference is the additives. the orange has calcium to promote coral growth. The purple bag doesn't.
     
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    IMO, regular Instant Ocean is better. It does have lower calcium and alk levels then Reef Crystals (which has very high levels of both), but RC also has some kind of vitamins added and no one knows what they are or what they do.
     
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    Really. I've never heard that before. Interesting. Now you've got me rethinking my salt selection.
     
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