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Scooterman

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Hey everyone, I'm curious about how the new salt on the block is doing? Now that it is being used several months now, I'd like to see how you like it! Can you post test results, your testing process & type kits used, your Prams etc? I hope it is still going as great as it originally did at the beginning.
 

mojoreef

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Scott I was forced to do a large water change and went through 2 five gallons buckets of the Oceanic salt, didnt do any testing on it, but it went clear quick and the tanks parameters are pretty solid.


Mike
 

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WOW, that is about 400g of water, glad you and not me :D
that is good news, Every time I do a WC with IO it clouds, & always leaves clumps. These two are made from the very same company also, go figure.
 

Illusion

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I heard the 2 salts were made by different companies as well.. I have tested and used this salt now since the first day it was brought here.. So far no major problems.. Everything was just awesome
ph 8.0
Ca 470
Alk was like 2.63meq/l
Mg 1500
no nitrates not phosphates

The onlything that was low to me was the Alk.. I have been hearing that is pretty common.. Although IMO its the cheapest and easiest to raise... So far out of all the salts I have used and believe me its been alot Oceanic is the only one I have been happy with.. I used CS and it was very low in Mg.. I used IO very low in CA.. I used Red Sea lots of algae.. I used Kent Very high alk with low Ca... Oceanic everything balances perfect after adding 1 tbsp of 6 parts Baking soda: 1 part washing soda to my 30g rubbermaid tub It brings my Alk up to a more acceptable level... If you want me to test any more let me know.. I have gone thru 1 200g bucket already and Decided I am going to see just how long I can go without a water change now.. see if I can do them every 3 months or longer without any effects...

James
 

mattseattle

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yeah i have read and heard also that they are made by different companies.

i have been very very pleased with the Oceanic salt. Mixes clear and without residue like I always had with IO. Now if it can just stay consistant.
 

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I just switched out my 50 g to a 125. Used 1/2 the water from the 50 and the rest with Ocianic. Took about two days to clear but I think most of the cloudyness was from the sand out of the 55. The perameters are all good in fact my alkalinity is higher now than in my 55. Fish and corals suffered for a day or so but 5 days later everthing is doing great.
 

kevinpo

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I have used 5 buckets so far and like it very much. My Acropora corals have better polyp extension and look healthier on average.
I'm using Salifert test kits and getting:

Calcium 410 ppm
Mag. 1300
Alk. 2.7 meq/L
These numbers are about as close to NSW as I've seen for an artificial salt water mix. I've been using I.O. since 1985 and was very happy with it for F.O. tanks but with so many corals nowdays I had to really dose the calcium chloride to bring it to NSW levels.

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Kevin
 

Scooterman

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mojoreef said:
I heard they were made by different scott, is that from your discussion with boomer??

Mike
Well, ok seems like an EX-employee from AS is rumored to be making the salt. I think there is reasons behind all of this, this guy has to date produced a salt mix, that sounds very impressive but we are missing one major thing IMO, the Lab results, is this salt mix high in Phosphates? I'm suspicious because of the trade off of great numbers. As far as consistency, It should be as consistent as the leaders, these days it is inconceivable to not be with modern mixing systems Programmable control systems with a series of fail safe back-ups, most of this computerized electronic equipment is hidden away in a small box that most people couldn't imagine what is going on inside (this is my career for the past 18 years). SO, to date, from what I've seen & read so far, this new salt mixes up great, well balanced in proportions desired in a reef with little else said. I'm no chemical expert here but I'd sure feel better if we could somehow get a break down to compare the processes of mixing & ingredients used to make it so awesome. Maybe it is the suspicious person in me but I'd just like the scoop. :eek:
 

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Good news & Bad, Randy said not test to date but he linked me the the test being done & Oceanic is one to be tested, so hopefully we will get results one day!
 

SliceofReef

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Any updates or anymore feedback from anyone? I need to get more salt soon and was thinking about Oceanic. I currently use Kent Salt but this one sounds promising.

Thank you,
Jeff
 

Illusion

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I have been using Oceanic since day 1.. I have just got my second bucket and I am extremely happy.. IMO this salt is a god Sent and could not be much better.. I highly recommend it..

James
 

Ray Pollett

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cj10488 said:
I used Kent Very high alk with low Ca...
James
I find that very hard to believe. Every test I've seen shows Kent has elevated levels of Calcium. I therefore have to question the rest of the statement also.

Ray
 
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