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Old 05/05/2012, 10:30 AM   #1
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My D-D H2ocean 1st batch numbers

OK so i got around to mixing up my 1st 5 gallon water change using a refractometer at a salinity of 1.025.

This is from a 14.55 lb bucket and is the Pro+.

I mixed the salt really well 1st in the bag it came in and dumped it back into the Pro+ bucket.

Water used was RODI.

Water has been mixing for 24 Hrs +

Using Salifert test kits:
Alk = 8.9
Cal = 410
Mag = 1170

Mag is a bit low but i'm not too worried i can adjust.

The salt mixed very well (clean/clear)


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Old 05/05/2012, 11:01 AM   #2
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That's disappointing if the magnesium really is that low, but as you say, it is easily corrected.


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Old 05/06/2012, 11:09 AM   #3
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I like where the Alk and calcium is though-


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Old 05/06/2012, 06:36 PM   #4
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I agree that those numbers are fine.


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Old 05/07/2012, 07:18 AM   #5
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Good response from the corals after the water change last night. This morning i used the light on my phone to look into the tank and the sps had really nice polyp extension.


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Old 05/07/2012, 07:50 AM   #6
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The D-D H2Ocean is probably my favorite salt, except for the price. Cal & Mag seem a bit lower than what I've tested in the past.

The numbers you got are very close to what I got mixing from a recent bucket of standard (blue bucket) Red Sea salt. (Alk 8.9, Cal, 420, Mag 1200 with Salifert kits).


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Old 05/07/2012, 08:26 AM   #7
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I used D-D H2Ocean in the past and had great response with my SPS, I am trying another brand now and am not to pleased with it and will have to pay the extra for the D-D H2Ocean and its worth it.


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Old 05/07/2012, 08:54 AM   #8
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i use DD-H2ocean, did u roll/mix the bucket to get even mixture?
i get in a freshly made saltwater after 24hrs cal 430-460 alk 9-10 and mag 1350-1450
i have a 55 gal bin for saltwater mix, so i just buy their small buckets that makes 55 gal water so this way i use it all and dont have to worry about salt settling.


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Old 05/07/2012, 09:49 AM   #9
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As per my 1st post i did mix the salt very thoroughly. I mixed it at 1.025 so its a little week on purpose. Maybe a mag mistest by me?


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That could be. It's hard to say what's happening. We see a lot of reports of off parameters in salt products, though.


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Old 05/07/2012, 01:58 PM   #11
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it is possible to have bad batch and also could be a bad test too. either are possible.


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