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E.S.V. B-Ionic Seawater System Salt Mix w/ Measuring Supplies

E.S.V. B-Ionic Seawater System Salt Mix w/ Measuring Supplies

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E.S.V. B-Ionic Seawater System Salt Mix w/ Measuring Supplies Information




E.S.V. B-Ionic Seawater System Salt Mix - Makes 25 Gallons of Saltwater

A unique solution to many of the problems associated with all dry synthetic seawater blends.

Problem:
All dry blends may not be homogenous resulting in considerable chemical variations not only from batch to batch but also from within the same container. Aggravating this further, humidity contamination during storage can result in localized precipitation reactions.

Solution:
B-Ionic® Seawater System avoids these problems by providing the two dominant salts in our formulation in separate containers. All other major, minor, and trace elements are pre-dissolved in a highly concentrated two component liquid system. These dry and liquid components can easily be measured for any size batch of synthetic seawater.

Problem:
It is now recognized that most reagent grade salts can contain contaminants (trace metals, etc.) at levels which may inhibit the growth of some algae species from low nutrient environments (oligotrophic) such as coral reefs.

Solution:
B-Ionic® Seawater System addresses this issue by providing ultra-low heavy metal Sodium Chloride (max. allowable less than half max. allowable for reagent grade sodium chloride) and USP grade Magnesium Sulfate as the dry components of the system. In addition, all other chemicals pre-dissolved in our liquid components are subject to our three phase purification process resulting in significant lowering of contaminants, including phosphate.

Problem:
Many all dry blends take excessive time to completely dissolve. Addition of newly mixed batches to the aquarium can cause irritation to inhabitants upon exposure to non-dissolved salt micro-particles.

Solution:
B-Ionic® Seawater System avoids this problem by providing all of the slower dissolving ingredients in a pre-dissolved solution form. Batches can be used within 10 minutes of preparation with no adverse effects providing initial RO and/or DI water contains sufficient dissolved oxygen.




Manufacturer Info

E.S.V. Aquarium Supplies
E.S.V. Aquarium Products is a Hicksville, New York based aquarium supply company that specializes in the production of aquarium additives and supplements. Their 2-part B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System is a staple in the marine aquarium hobby and is the company`s flagship product, earning favorable reviews and rankings from hobbyists of all levels of experience. Their additives are known for being affordable, easy to administer and chemically sound. E.S.V. recently released a spray dried phytoplankton that eliminates the need to culture live phytoplankton. Granular activated carbon, coral glue, salt mix and various other supplements round out their product offerings.

E.S.V. B-Ionic Seawater System Salt Mix w/ Measuring Supplies Reviews



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Posted: 4/7/2014 from DORA, AL UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: It's a little early to tell how well I am going to like it, but so far so good. it was a pain measuring everything, but I think it will get easier with each batch. I love the way it dissolves and has NO residue! My corals showed a positive response by extending their feeders.


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EVS Seawater system

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 4/5/2014 from BELLMAWR, NJ UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: This system is the best I have ever used!!!!, it is quite a bit more work however it dissolves in seconds and leaves no silicate residue as every other salt does....Awesome


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Accuracy is key

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Posted: 4/3/2014 from MCHENRY, IL UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I'll start out by saying I like the salt. I'm not sure if I'll like it a lot, only time will tell. So, since I've just started using it and have yet to form a true, honest opinion... I'm gonna give it 4 1/2 stars. My initial thoughts on it are as follows. First and foremost, accuracy is key. So, if you are going to use this salt, buy an accurate scale. Do not assume this is like any other salt you have used. Follow all measurements exactly as they are printed on the directions. I tried a test batch using the measuring cups provided and it didn't come even close to NSW. For this reason, I bought a digital scale. The second batch came out perfect. Second. I can't stress it enough. Accuracy is key. Follow the directions EXACTLY. I'm still trying to figure out a way to measure gallons of RODI water down to the hundredth of a gallon. As I stated before, the second batch came out perfect. However, those tests were only one gallon batches. Two hundredths of a gallon isn't going to produce measurable differences in any hobby level test kits. However, if you plan on very large volume water changes, I think it MIGHT be something to be aware of. Third. I really like the ability to control the levels of the elements. I can mix up a batch to my desired levels of salinity, calcium, alkalinity and magnesium. That did, however, take a bit of trial and error. Fourth. This salt mixes lighting fast without any trace of residuals floating around. No brownish film, no calcareous deposits. Nothing but crystal clear salt water. Lastly. I'll say it one more time. ACCURACY IS KEY! Do yourself a favor and buy an accurate scale.


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Finally an awesome salt

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 3/6/2014 from SAN JOSE, CA
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: A salt that mixes in a few minutes, leaves no residue and can be adjusted for the exact salinity, magnesium and calcium levels; I'm already a convert. I've used other brands like Ocean crystals, salinity, microbelift, Red Sea regular and Pro, KZ's Reefer's best salt and while they're all good or bad depending on what batch you get, this one is definitely the one I'm going to use going forward.


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Best mix available!!!

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Posted: 3/1/2014 from Chula Vista, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: Hands down the best mix I have ever used and I was a hardcore Tropic Marin Pro Reef user for years... The parameters come out exactly the same every time with the use of a scale and you can use the mixed water almost immediately... No more shaking boxes or rolling buckets on the ground. The corals have better polyp extension and everything is fat and happy


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Great product

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Posted: 1/14/2014 from Pompano Beach, FL UNITED STATE
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Great product, well packaged, and very easy to mix. Completely dissolved in less than 20 min.will be buying this salt again.


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E.S.V. S.W. The Right Stuff

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Posted: 1/9/2014 from DETROIT, MI UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: If it "ain't" broke, don't fix it! I was quite happy with E.S.V. Seawater system; water parameter, coral growth and color and I decided to switch salts because I could not find it locally. Bird-brain move. I switch to D-D H20cean. dKH was coming in at 14! Multiple test kits, multiple friends and my LFS all tried my batch and same exact thing, 14dKH. Funky brown algae bloom. SPS lost color. I could not get it replaced which upset me with Marine Depot and D-D but I am going back to ESV which should hopefully get to me today if the weather hasn't delayed the shipment. Marine Depot has been good to me so I have and will cont. to order from them. 4 part mix is not hard to do. Instructions are clear mixing via measuring cups (included) or via digital kitchen type scale. Super clean mix. Will not give my reef tank any other salt again unless ESV goes out of biz! Buy the 200 gal for best value. You won't be disappointed; you'll be quite elated with it. Yes, it's not as cheap as R.C. but IMO, it can't be beat. How many salts can you use with 10 mins of mixing with no coral slimming, irritations etc? With it's use, my few softies, few LPS and many SPS and zoas were doing great. Switched salt, and lost 3 Acros with a month!


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Great Product

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Posted: 10/15/2013 from TRABUCO CANYON, CA UNITED STAT
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I'm a creature of habit so I have not tried every salt on the market but I have used a few over the years and I like this salt the a lot. I get exactly the same mixture every time. Just get yourself a nice digital scale and once you get the hang of it takes less that 10 minutes to mix up. It's impossible for me to "mix" up a 50lb bucket of salt. I stir the top of the salt but my last couple of batches usually are not the same parameters as the first few because of particles settling. It's not the cheapest salt but I guess you get what you pay for.


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E.S.V. B-Ionic salt mix

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Posted: 9/8/2013 from HOUSTON, TX UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I love this salt mix. Fast and easy to mix following the guide sheet they provide yiu with. The best part I like about it you don't have to wait 24hrs to use it.


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E.S.V. B-IONIC SEAWATER SALT M

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Posted: 8/21/2013 from Ocean City, MD UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: First time user, mixes great no precipitation, easy. Corals & fish seem to be happy. I'm ordering more when I get don this review, enough said.


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