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Instant Ocean Reef Crystals Salt Mix

Instant Ocean Reef Crystals Salt Mix

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Makes 25 Gallons of Saltwater

Enriched formulation. Optimum effectiveness. Formulated specially for use in reef aquariums, Reef Crystals contains essential ocean reef elements in concentrations greater than those found in natural sea water: - Extra Calcium to help ensure the growth of large and small polyp stony corals as well as coralline algae; - Extra Trace Elements to provide an additional measure of vital nutrients; - Extra Vitamins to ensure vigorous growth and survival of corals, anemones and other invertebrates in a captive environment; - Metal Detoxifier - to neutralize traces of heavy metal often present in domestic water supplies.




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Instant Ocean Aquarium Supplies
Instant Ocean is one of the aquarium industry`s most trusted brands of marine salt. Instant Ocean products are designed for aquarists who wish to re-create a thriving ocean habitat in their own home. Instant Ocean Sea Salt is one of the most popular brands on the market and is used by public aquariums, zoos and marine adventure parks throughout the country. Instant Ocean continually refines both the ingredients and the manufacturing process of their salt mix to make sure every necessary major and minor trace element is present in every single batch.

Instant Ocean Reef Crystals Salt Mix Reviews



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Posted: 9/23/2014 from BOTHELL, WA UNITED STATES
2.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I decided to try this salt after exclusively using Red Sea Coral Pro due to it being cheaper and having overall good reviews. I bought a 10lb bag from my LFS so i could try it out before committing to a large amount. My main problems with this salt are as follows: 1. The bag/box itself doesn't contain any measurements to mix to 1.025, which is a very standard salinity (I think the bag listed 1.020 only). This became an annoyance because I am used to mixing by weight, not volume and it was a constant back and forth to get it to 1.025. The closest consistent volume I got was about 3/4 cup per gallon. 2. This salt does not fully dissolve (tested up to 3 days). No mater how long I let it mix, there is always salt residue (not sure what else to call it) left in the bucket. It literally looks like salt that just doesn't dissolve. 3. This may be an issue with how long I mix (usually overnight), but this salt leaves a white residue all over my bucket and the pump I use to mix. My Red Sea Coral Pro salt never did any of the above (which may account for the price difference). If you are coming from RSCP, you will NOT like this salt, unless you are doing it ONLY to save money.


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excellent salt

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 5/30/2014 from GLENDALE, AZ
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I use this as part of a 50/50 mix with Oceanic & the fish/corals are growing well!!!!


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good

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Posted: 5/4/2014 from SEGUIN, TX UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Happy with the additional trace elements


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Awesome reef salt

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Posted: 4/24/2014 from San Diego, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I have used regular intant ocean, red sea salt, coralife, and this by far is the best. This salt easily dissolves and mixes quick. My coral are doing better and growing. I have a Red Sea Max 250 and do a 10 gallon change weekly with no needed additives.


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Good salt, decent price

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Posted: 3/27/2014 from CARLSBAD, NM UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I like the salt, Ive used it for a while. I just wish they would go back to the old buckets with the screw on lids, those were awesome!


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Reef Crystals

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 3/20/2014 from TACOMA, WA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: I started using reef crystals after 20 years using basic IO. I switched to reduce the amount of two part I was using for cal.alk and mag. I am now dosing half the amount that i was in the past. Very happy with the results!


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Good salt ,good price

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Posted: 2/20/2014 from WATCHUNG, NJ UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Levels are constant in every mix. Dissolves fast. Negatives, Leaves Brown film in mixing container.


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Great

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Posted: 1/30/2014 from NEW KNOXVILLE, OH UNITED STATE
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner


Comments: Great product!! I will definitely purchase again.


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Good Salt

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Posted: 12/27/2013 from WAPAKONETA, OH UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I have used IORC for several years now. My currently 180 mixed reef seems to like the stuff, no reason to change. The mix has always been consistent and I have never experienced a problem.


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Reef crystals

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Posted: 12/8/2013 from Rockaway Beach, NY UNITED STAT
4.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: I've been using reef Crystals over 2 years and I never had any problems with it .. It takes time to dissolve but other then that it's great ;)


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