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Oceanic Salt mix - anyone know where to buy it?

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Scooterman

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i've also been reading at RC about it, maybe the same link, awesome stuff. I'll have to find that for you, I'll try and look later this evening but regardless I'll do my best to get more information on it.
 

mattseattle

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yeah i just did a scan of the most recent topics about oceanic salt mix. all good results and no mention that the makers of IO also make Oceanic Salt Mix.


ouch - Lakewood isn't local :) i meant local to Seattle....Lakewood is what? 40+ miles away :)
 

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Matt if you want a bucket I will pick one up for you, It is $59 + tax for a 200 gal bucket

They also have 5, 50 and 90 gallon packs I think. Don't know the prices on all of em
 

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Sure it is. You guys have all good stuff up there, were keeping the salt.:D

So what is supposed to be so special about this stuff. I started using it and can't see any difference, except the plastic jug it comes in.

Don
 

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it has higher magnesium, calcium and alk than IO and it dissolves alot quicker and doesn't have the 'crap' that IO has in it. whenever i use IO it always has what looks like sand and other 'junk' in it. i also have to use a ton of additives to get IO up to where i want it. the mag on IO is always around 900, calcium is around 350. oceanic salt mix has 450 calcium, 1300 magnesium and alk around 10. they say it also doesn't clump. i have a 5 gallon free sample that i'm about to use.


hey big t what is the price for a 50 gallon size? and the 90? i don't need the 200 size since i don't have the storage unfortunately. woops - i didn't read your message very well! pick me up a 90 gallon size and i'll pay ya for it. should be about half the cost or more of the 200 gallon i would think :)
 

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I'll be interested to see how the salt changes over time - if it does, and what the phosphates test at.
 

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If you try it, if you can post test results before adding to your tank. It is always good to get more info. on such a scratchy subject. Also, Phosphates would be nice, so far I haven't seen any!
 

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Hey Matt, We were just at Pet Pourri in South Everett and they had Oceanic salt there at a bucket was 49.99 but I didn't check the other prices.

Colleen
 

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yeah i'll post test results. i have a salifert phosphates test kit. i'll test iodine, calcium, alk, phosphates, ph, etc. At least the test kits I have.

Colleen- thanks for the information. I think I can actually make it to Everett but I'm going to take up big t on his offer for now. thanks for passing the information on.
 

cookiemn

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Matt,
I just received my 5 gallon sample. Do you want me to bring it to the meeting tomorrow so you can test it?
 
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