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Old 03/06/2017, 02:31 PM   #1
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fritz rpm

anyone using it how do they like it if they are thinking of switching brands.


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Old 03/06/2017, 03:18 PM   #2
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I switched from Red Sea Pro to Fritz. Just purchased my 3 bucket. So far everything looks happy and no issues. My parameters ran high with Red Sea and they are much more "normal" with Fritz.


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Old 03/06/2017, 03:26 PM   #3
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what do you consider more normal


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Old 03/06/2017, 03:30 PM   #4
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I just switched to fritz. Mag seems to run high. Everything else seems to be on par. I assume by normal they mean that the readings are more consistent with the standards and thought the entire batch. I've only made 2 batches so far my corals seem to be liking it.

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Old 03/06/2017, 04:55 PM   #5
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I've been running Fritz for 6 months, it's working well. Corals and fish are happy. I add makeup water with Kalc and add Magnesium every other week. Levels stay at 8.5dkh, 430 calc and 1425 mag (if I remember to add mag, my candy cane coral lets me know).


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Old 03/06/2017, 05:19 PM   #6
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My parameters are more stable. With Red Sea Pro my Alk and Calc were thru the roof. My Calc always ran 550 and my Alk was consistently around 10DKH. I like the numbers much better with Fritz.


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Old 03/06/2017, 05:28 PM   #7
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Same here. Like it so far. Seems consistent. My dKH is right at 8.5. Using kalk for my ATO. 10% water change per week (15gal).


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Old 03/06/2017, 07:36 PM   #8
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Great info as I'm debating it too. I just found out Saturday about the IO/RC ownership change and quality issues that took place while I was away. Makes more sense I guess on why my bags of IO are mixing out so high. All over the Facebook groups I've been reading great things as well.

Only issue I've heard of so far was a few people having it still be cloudy after mixing 24 hours. Commonality seemed to be not having the RO water up to temp before mixing. Have you guys come across this?


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Old 03/06/2017, 07:49 PM   #9
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I just mixed 230 gallons for the new tank. I mix at room temp water 68f. I'm on my 4th 55lb box of this stuff. Never had an issue with it. Typically it is clear in about 15 minutes. No residue either.


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Old 03/06/2017, 08:11 PM   #10
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Never seen that Mel.


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Old 03/06/2017, 08:25 PM   #11
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Here is my totally wrong way to water change, but it works every Saturday.
1) Friday night, kick on the rodi unit to the 30 gallon container.
2) Saturday am, container is full (float in bucket). Disconnect Rodi and test tdi (0). I check every time and it's zero.
3) dump in about 13 cups of salt and do the "wave the hand of god" routine until my hand hurts from the cold water. (Yea we all know that one, it makes this sporting).
4) toss in the power head to mix and aerate.
5) drive to 7-11 for my cup of Joe.
6) return and its clear. Refractometer and adjust to 1.025
7) take a gallon out and run up stairs, but it on the stove and boil it 10 minutes. (Clash of clans in between).
8) take that boiling hot gallon of water back down and dump in the bucket. Repeat 5 more times for a total of an hour (6 heats).
9) waters now as warm as tank water and mixed for an hour, go ahead and change.

Point is, the cold water didn't participate it, boiling didn't participate it. Water came out crystal clear, no issues. Only waited about an hour before using it. My corals always pop right up after the water change, and stay open hours after the lights go down and the night lights come up.


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Old 03/06/2017, 08:32 PM   #12
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Correction, every other Saturday


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Old 03/07/2017, 08:43 AM   #13
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Has anyone taken numbers from freshly made Fritz @ 1.025/26 Salinity before doing water change?


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Old 03/07/2017, 08:56 AM   #14
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Here is my totally wrong way to water change, but it works every Saturday.
1) Friday night, kick on the rodi unit to the 30 gallon container.
2) Saturday am, container is full (float in bucket). Disconnect Rodi and test tdi (0). I check every time and it's zero.
3) dump in about 13 cups of salt and do the "wave the hand of god" routine until my hand hurts from the cold water. (Yea we all know that one, it makes this sporting).
4) toss in the power head to mix and aerate.
5) drive to 7-11 for my cup of Joe.
6) return and its clear. Refractometer and adjust to 1.025
7) take a gallon out and run up stairs, but it on the stove and boil it 10 minutes. (Clash of clans in between).
8) take that boiling hot gallon of water back down and dump in the bucket. Repeat 5 more times for a total of an hour (6 heats).
9) waters now as warm as tank water and mixed for an hour, go ahead and change.

Point is, the cold water didn't participate it, boiling didn't participate it. Water came out crystal clear, no issues. Only waited about an hour before using it. My corals always pop right up after the water change, and stay open hours after the lights go down and the night lights come up.
LOL... this is awesome. Maybe a silly question, but why not put a heater in with the powerhead, rather than going through the boiling process?



I've been thinking about making the change from RC simply to reduce residue, which I hate about RC (reef crystals, not reef central...)


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Old 03/07/2017, 12:58 PM   #15
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On my second box with no issues, no more brown crud from Rc on my mixing power heads anymore.


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On my second box with no issues, no more brown crud from Rc on my mixing power heads anymore.
Excellent point!


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Old 03/07/2017, 05:05 PM   #17
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I don't know why I didn't ever buy an extra heater. It just always worked the way I did it. Crazy process in the basement


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Old 03/08/2017, 08:08 PM   #18
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I would be afraid boiling the saltwater would have some undesired effect on it. I just switched from tropic marin bio actif to tropic Marin pro reef but was and still am considering the fritz salt. With the bio actif I couldn't get any nitrates or phosphates due to the carbon source in the salt. My corals were real pale. They look much better now with my nitrates up to 4ppm.


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Old 03/08/2017, 09:18 PM   #19
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Has anyone taken numbers from freshly made Fritz @ 1.025/26 Salinity before doing water change?
I have. I'll post the numbers tonight when I got home.

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Old 03/09/2017, 06:59 AM   #20
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I have. I'll post the numbers tonight when I got home.

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Old 03/09/2017, 05:42 PM   #21
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I did SeaChem Reef when I had my 90 gallon system after dabbling in a friends "home made mix" that did more damage than was worth the savings....Currently I have a 24 gallon Nano and am using B-ionic sea water system... only because I can scale it out (with a scale not a cup measure) and have have had great luck with it....But I never has an issue with cost...more with quality!


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I did SeaChem Reef when I had my 90 gallon system after dabbling in a friends "home made mix" that did more damage than was worth the savings....Currently I have a 24 gallon Nano and am using B-ionic sea water system... only because I can scale it out (with a scale not a cup measure) and have have had great luck with it....But I never had an issue with cost...more with quality!



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Old 03/09/2017, 05:48 PM   #23
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I switched from RSCP to RPM, first thing I noticed is it dissolves super fast. LOL

Now I maintain my numbers to 9 alk, 480 cal, 1400 mag, on 1.026. Havent tested a fresh salt-mix though.


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Any good deals Ive been using RC for the last yearn major problems, but I always add Mg and other traces to perfect it, getting tired of having to add the extra additives when the whole reason was to save money on the salt it ends up being more anyways.. BRS doesn't carry it?


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Ok so I got
Kh 8.2
CA 455
Mg 1500


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