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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.
Well,,I did what I said I would do as far as parameters on kent reef salt. I dont have issues and havent had any since my first hundred gallon back in the mid 80s. Im fairly new to the forums but not to fish keeping. The book says one thing and thats fine....Im not having issues with it. All things I say are from my experiences and from the way I do things (which I dont tell everybody everything)..Best way to learn is to try it..I did and I believe its just as good as any other salt (IMHO). I bought all frags when I started my 29 nano and now I dont have room from the growth my corals have undergone. I havent used that test kit in over 6 months so Who knows if it is accurate. I dont use it since I do regular water changes....Anyways I have had good luck with it. Doesnt matter if you use it or not since the other brands are only 5 to 10 dollars more its not really an issue..If your happy with what your using dont change. Im certainly not trying to sell it to you.
 

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Well,,I did what I said I would do as far as parameters on kent reef salt. I dont have issues and havent had any since my first hundred gallon back in the mid 80s. Im fairly new to the forums but not to fish keeping. The book says one thing and thats fine....Im not having issues with it. All things I say are from my experiences and from the way I do things (which I dont tell everybody everything)..Best way to learn is to try it..I did and I believe its just as good as any other salt (IMHO). I bought all frags when I started my 29 nano and now I dont have room from the growth my corals have undergone. I havent used that test kit in over 6 months so Who knows if it is accurate. I dont use it since I do regular water changes....Anyways I have had good luck with it. Doesnt matter if you use it or not since the other brands are only 5 to 10 dollars more its not really an issue..If your happy with what your using dont change. Im certainly not trying to sell it to you.
No worries my man. Easy does it here. The books are just for that, a starting point. Not saying everyone has to use those numbers. Not at all. Just said, at some point, those numbers will kill some things.
 

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No worries my man. Easy does it here. The books are just for that, a starting point. Not saying everyone has to use those numbers. Not at all. Just said, at some point, those numbers will kill some things.
I never had any worries,,Just a healthy reply which is my opinion mainly. It certainly isnt killing anything in my tank...That test kit could be off 20 ppm.
My 2 cents. What it boils down to is that with all the different salts Ive tried Kent is no better or any worse and once again this has been just my experience.
If you are curious about it then try it for yourself.. if it was killing things it wouldnt be on the shelf.

For you ladies out there it works good for a dermal scrub! LOL also my opinion and I do use a little just for that at times!
 

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Was curious about what the numbes came out to. Also, it may not be any better or any worse, but, at least with Instant Ocean, I dose the Calcium needed to get the water to 420, and dose whats needed on the other ends so that my numbers are not high. I've just never heard of the numbers being that high from others. I don't believe that I've even heard of Reef Crystals being that high in reguards to those numbers. Long ago, I talked with a guy who sold Clams, and his Calcium he set at 520, but the reason was, that these babies eat alot of it, and need alot of it to survive. And it only took 3-5 days for them to knock it completely down under 420. Just my observations.
 

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Dont forget to shake the bags before pouring the salt.
 

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IMHO if you're doing the diy two part to maintain calcium/ alk/ magnesium, then any of the commercial salt mixes are fine. *old dude

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IMHO if you're doing the diy two part to maintain calcium/ alk/ magnesium, then any of the commercial salt mixes are fine. *old dude

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Ah but we aren't. We are talking about what the salt mixes have, and what levels they come out to...........
 
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