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Old 11/13/2007, 11:12 PM
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anyone try vibrant reef salt

Saw this new salt. Supposedly it tests good. High in Mg. Anyone try it. The price is great. Around $12 for a 50 gallon bag.
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Old 11/14/2007, 09:52 AM
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bumping it up
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Old 11/14/2007, 06:16 PM
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nobody.....anyone heard of it even?
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Old 12/20/2007, 12:16 AM
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still looking for info on this salt.
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Old 12/20/2007, 12:23 AM
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ive never heard of it but found this link and its not cheap http://www.oceanproaquatics.com/shop...oducts_id/3207
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Old 12/20/2007, 12:33 AM
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that guy is expensive. I can get it for $12/ 50 gallon bag. Less if I but 3+cases. Walk in, not shipped.
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Old 12/20/2007, 12:44 AM
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looks like its made in Thailand http://www.vibrantreef.com/

i just went to a Thai reef board and searched for it and didn't find one hit.
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Old 12/20/2007, 12:47 AM
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I guess Sea Dwelling Creatures, a wholesaler in LA of 104th is using it in their husbandry dept. and has good things to say about it. They are pushing it hard. Good Ca, alk, and Mg. I can't believe nobody has seen this.
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Old 12/20/2007, 12:53 AM
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Re: anyone try vibrant reef salt

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Saw this new salt. Supposedly it tests good. High in Mg. Anyone try it. The price is great. Around $12 for a 50 gallon bag.
How does CA and AlK test out. Have you used the salt if so how did your tank react?
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Old 12/20/2007, 01:01 AM
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I am lazy/busy and did not measure it before using it. According to who I talked to ca was about 440 and alk was 12 I believe. I might be a tad off here but should be close. I am mixing a batch right now and will test tomorrow. I have done a couple of water changes with it and had no ill effects. Brewen, you are local. I can drop a bag or two off for you in SM and you can try it and let me know what you think.
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Old 12/20/2007, 02:06 PM
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Saw Vibrant Reef in at least 2 LFS in CA.. one of which was on sale for like $9.99 per bag Tell you honestly I was tempted to buy it but didn't want to take a risk. If were to try it, I suggest mixing maybe 1/4 VR to 3/4 of whatever your current salt is.. then gradually change to 100% VR.
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Old 12/20/2007, 08:23 PM
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bumping it up here.
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Old 12/21/2007, 12:00 PM
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getting greedy with my bumps here. Can't believe nobody has tried it yet. I have some mixed up and just need to test it.
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Old 12/21/2007, 12:15 PM
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Chemistry board might know something about it.
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Old 12/21/2007, 12:37 PM
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I am mixing a batch right now and will test tomorrow. I have done a couple of water changes with it and had no ill effects.
How did the test turn out?
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Old 12/21/2007, 12:54 PM
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still lazy/busy...will try to test this afternoon.
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Old 12/21/2007, 01:07 PM
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I can't see why anyone would pick a brand new salt mix based on the calcium, alkalinity and magnesium readings, regardless of what they might be. It is easy to boost any salt mix to any levels that you want with inexpensive ingredients, and then you at least know the you have a tried and true mix behind you.

Better ways to pick salt mixes are to see what a large number of people have accomplished with the salt over an extended period, or possibly looking at much more extensive chemical analyses.

I discuss such issues here:

The “How To” Guide to Reef Aquarium Chemistry for Beginners, Part 1: The Salt Water Itself
http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2007-03/rhf/index.php

One concern with this mix is the claim to have vitamins. I'm not a fan of vitamins in salt mixes, especially when they do not say what they are or how much.
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