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What's up everyone!!!! So I just bought a new saltautolinker.com autolinking image mix I decided to try the Kent Marine reef saltautolinker.com autolinking image. I just want to see if anyone has any insight on this product, and if anyone has used or is currently using it?
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Not one of my favorites. Had issues in the past with it being inconsistant. But, haven't talked with anyone who is currently using it. Just curious though, what were yoiu using that you switched? And why did you switch.

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Thank you very much. Just a better bargain 200g for about the same price for 160g of coralife mix. I've heard its very good for reefs so that was one of my biggest reasons I got it.
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Re: New Salt Mix

Double check the MAG, ALK, Calcium and such, based on the salts you are chosing. Match up the numbers, not what they say they are giving you.

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I see what your saying but all salts instructions say the same thing or are u saying that I should match my water that I mix to the tank water?
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No, they add so much of this, and so much of that, make sure your not being shorted out of Trace Elements or anything that was in your other saltautolinker.com autolinking image, that this saltautolinker.com autolinking image mix does not have.

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Ohhhh very good advice didn't think about that but I will look at that thanks once again. Thank you very much
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Ohhhh very good advice didn't think about that but I will look at that thanks once again. Thank you very much

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I've been using it for awhile and I haven't had any issues. Corals are thriving.

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I've been using it for awhile and I haven't had any issues. Corals are thriving.
What does your Calcium, ALK, Mag read out at on a WC, if I can ask.

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What does your Calcium, ALK, Mag read out at on a WC, if I can ask.
Last time I used a test kit was about 6 months ago. I don't remember the exact numbers but was in the proper range.
I do know the corals are growing and the shrimp and crabs molt often.

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Ive been using Reef Crystals for 5 years now..has the right mag, cal, and alk for me..dont see a reason to change..if it isnt broke ..dont fix it..i have never used kents but ive heard bad things about it from my fellow reefers here..but that doesnt go with the fact they used one brand of saltautolinker.com autolinking image for years and switched to that and didnt like the results of one saltautolinker.com autolinking image mixture so they trashed it..so i would say use it for awhile..let corls get acculimated to it..if you like it keep using it..if you dont switch back..but i would do a alk, cal, and mag test right after a wc..im curiuos to know what the numbers are as i have heard they are low.

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Ive been using Reef Crystals for 5 years now..has the right mag, cal, and alk for me..dont see a reason to change..if it isnt broke ..dont fix it..i have never used kents but ive heard bad things about it from my fellow reefers here..but that doesnt go with the fact they used one brand of saltautolinker.com autolinking image for years and switched to that and didnt like the results of one saltautolinker.com autolinking image mixture so they trashed it..so i would say use it for awhile..let corls get acculimated to it..if you like it keep using it..if you dont switch back..but i would do a alk, cal, and mag test right after a wc..im curiuos to know what the numbers are as i have heard they are low.

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I used reef crystals before I tried Kent...Ive notice no difference. Im sure if there was a issue with kents before it could have possibly been fixed. My corals are growing so much Im running out of room..The only one that hasnt grown that I can tell is the acropora but I have to say that its because I dont have adequate lighting for it...I have hand coral that I frag out all the time and sometimes have to throw it away cause it just grows so fast...Xenia, frog spawn, galaxia, shrooms and whisker corals have tripled in size since I got them about 4 to 5 months ago. Next time I do a water change I will try and get some numbers for you. take into considerastion I keep my salt level at .25 to .26.

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Glad everythingis working for you..They could have worked it out..and like i said ive never used it so i wont say anything bad about it..im just telling you what my fellow reefers hwere telling me.But for me..like i said if it isnt broke dont fix it..i will stay with reef crystals.

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What does your Calcium, ALK, Mag read out at on a WC, if I can ask.
I made some new water today with Kent Reef saltautolinker.com autolinking image. My Test kit doesnt have a test for Magnesium but the Calcium is 500 @ 1.024 and the KH is 179ppm.

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Phosphates, nitrates at 0 with RO/DI water.

This is the saltautolinker.com autolinking image out of the 5 gallon bucket. I understand the smaller bags are more consistant (I dont know why, just what I heard).

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I made some new water today with Kent Reef saltautolinker.com autolinking image. My Test kit doesnt have a test for Magnesium but the Calcium is 500 @ 1.024 and the KH is 179ppm.

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Phosphates, nitrates at 0 with RO/DI water.

This is the salt out of the 5 gallon bucket. I understand the smaller bags are more consistant (I dont know why, just what I heard).

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WOW, those numbers are high for a freshautolinker.com autolinking image mix.
What do you have in your system that needs 500 CA and and ALK of 10DKH?
Also, have you tested your RO/DI for those numbers? What is your TDS on the RO/DI?

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WOW, those numbers are high for a freshautolinker.com autolinking image mix.
What do you have in your system that needs 500 CA and and ALK of 10DKH?
Also, have you tested your RO/DI for those numbers? What is your TDS on the RO/DI?

I dont know if anything needs that but thats what the test shows. RO/DI meter reads 0 TDS.

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I dont know if anything needs that but thats what the test shows. RO/DI meter reads 0 TDS.

I have acropora, galaxia, frog spawn lots of softies......Everything thrives
Right on. Just goes to show you, that the numbers given don't have to be exact.

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Right on. Just goes to show you, that the numbers given don't have to be exact.
I figure everything will grow accustom as long as you keep everything stable. I havent had any corals die in my tank except for the dang hand coral which grows so fast I have to peal it off the rocks and sides of the tank and throw it in the trash.

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Well, kinda stable. At some point the parameters will kill corals. Like, 500 CA is pretty high, and is recommended not to get above 480. But, I would think if you got to much more above that, that you might have issues.

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