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Ah that makes more sense,  is the Tetra salt any good? 👍🏻

So far so good on the little Euphyllia Reef. Also got it running in the 2.5g in the office. I am going to run an experiment using only tap water in that one though  :grin:

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I use RS Coral Pro which is 37.1g per Litre to get to 34/1.024 (at 25 deg). Compared to some of the others it does seem like I have to use quite a bit! (It's doing the job nicely for me at the moment though so will stick with it!)

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Thanks for that info lads, I guess I should now be asking what salt adds a good level of nutrients to keep at least sps happy?

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I see a lot of people online use Red Sea Salt (Blue Bucket)

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iQuatics Ocean Reef Pro for me, all param’s stable & where I need them to be... Although with a coastline 30 mins away I’m  having a strange siren like calling to collect my own NSW.


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iQuatics Ocean Reef Pro for me, all param’s stable & where I need them to be... Although with a coastline 30 mins away I’m  having a strange siren like calling to collect my own NSW.


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The sea was fifty foot from my bungalow in Selsey lol. And yes back in the day I did get out on the boat and collect it. This was late 70’s so there were not the corals we have today,no LR ,no test kits for the things we test for today.
I never killed anything by useing it,but there always a chance you could bring in parasites etc.

I think today I prefer to use RO and a good salt. Even if Skeggy is only 36 miles away .
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I use RS Coral Pro which is 37.1g per Litre to get to 34/1.024 (at 25 deg). Compared to some of the others it does seem like I have to use quite a bit! (It's doing the job nicely for me at the moment though so will stick with it!)

Best salt ive found so far...and I have been thru a few.
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Thanks for that info lads, I guess I should now be asking what salt adds a good level of nutrients to keep at least sps happy?

As has been said Red Sea Pro measures up the best per batch . Tho I always test every week and adjust manually . Ive had Calcium reactors etc but its  just as easy for me to do it myself,
I dont trust equipment.

If you do water changes dependant of the amount of corals you have and their metabolic rate you may not need to adjust levels. I dont do water changes as my nitrate has always been 2ppm to zero. And as I mentioned I replenish nutrients etc manually. LPS and SPS ,were kept this way.
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The sea was fifty foot from my bungalow in Selsey lol. And yes back in the day I did get out on the boat and collect it. This was late 70’s so there were not the corals we have today,no LR ,no test kits for the things we test for today.
I never killed anything by useing it,but there always a chance you could bring in parasites etc.

I think today I prefer to use RO and a good salt. Even if Skeggy is only 36 miles away .

I used to live along the coast in Ferring (Worthing), miss the trips to get fresh crab from Selsey

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Reply #24

I used to live on the mediterranean near Valencia. You'd only get sea water out for your tank if you wanted to kill everything off in it.

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I used to live along the coast in Ferring (Worthing), miss the trips to get fresh crab from Selsey

I think its changed a lot , we moved in 1995 Garry went back when his Dad died in 2004 he said it wasnt the nice place it used to be . But then I guess everywhere changes.
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