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    Switching to Fritz from Reef Crystals

    So the main reason for the switch is to get alkalinity levels closer to what the tank is running at. I had heard Fritz mixes at around 8 and I run 7.8. First batch 9.6. Took the salt and thoroughly mixed it then made another batch. 9.6 dkh. What is everyone else's experience with this salt? I mean it is still better than 10.9 - 11.2 with RC.
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    I'm getting around 7.8


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    I get between 7 - 7.8 depending on how warm the water is and how long I let it mix..
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    This is Pro we are talking about right. I am in Port Arthur with no local fish stores other than Petco so anything I do requires travel to Lake Charles or Houston. Tested with brand new Salifert Alk Test. I do like the fact that the ph is a lot higher than RC even after adding acid to lower the Alk. Online usually the heavy shipping charges eat me up on items like salt negating the savings or costing more than just driving to Houston to get it. The only downside is then I buy livestock that I don't have room for. Vicious circle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by paraletho View Post
    This is Pro we are talking about right. I am in Port Arthur with no local fish stores other than Petco so anything I do requires travel to Lake Charles or Houston. Tested with brand new Salifert Alk Test. I do like the fact that the ph is a lot higher than RC even after adding acid to lower the Alk. Online usually the heavy shipping charges eat me up on items like salt negating the savings or costing more than just driving to Houston to get it. The only downside is then I buy livestock that I don't have room for. Vicious circle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by paraletho View Post
    This is Pro we are talking about right. I am in Port Arthur with no local fish stores other than Petco so anything I do requires travel to Lake Charles or Houston. Tested with brand new Salifert Alk Test. I do like the fact that the ph is a lot higher than RC even after adding acid to lower the Alk. Online usually the heavy shipping charges eat me up on items like salt negating the savings or costing more than just driving to Houston to get it. The only downside is then I buy livestock that I don't have room for. Vicious circle!
    Doesn't drsfostersmith & brs ship salt for free?


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    Quote Originally Posted by paraletho View Post
    Online usually the heavy shipping charges eat me up on items like salt negating the savings or costing more than just driving to Houston to get it.
    Premium Aquatics ships for free.

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    I was thinking of switching as well. I'll be mixing a new batch of 40g today and will measure the alk. I may be running rc for a while since they're sending me a free box.

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    Reef crystals for me was under 9. My tank ran at about 8.4dkh with RC.

    Just switched fo fritz. Last batch 4 days ago was 9.6. NOTHING DOSED OR CHANGED.

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    Used to use RC and regular IO. both very irregular. Some batches 11alk others at 8alk. Hit and miss. I've gone through maybe 5 200 gal boxes from amazon, with free shipping. Had to run multiple mixing stations, large water changes use the 8alk batch, if I want to increase alk a little use the 11alk batch. both aerated the entire time. pain in the rear which is why I switched to Red sea regular at consistent 8.5ish.

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