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Old 05/02/2021, 09:22 PM   #1
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Best Salt salt for maintaining basic levels

Setting up an Innovative Marine Nuvo Fusion 20 Pro and it will be mostly SPS. Would like to maintain all my basic levels with water changes weekly or bi weekly. Is there a specific salt that will best help me accomplish this? Would like to hold off dosing if I can. Thanks.

Current tank info: 54g aqueon corner tank, 18x18x16 sump, vertex in-80, twilight 120w led
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Old 05/02/2021, 09:47 PM   #2
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You won't need to dose until they start growing, if you maintain your water parameters. I'd recommend Oceanic for sps or lps. Sps take the most light, absolutely immaculate water quality, very high light. Lps are extremely forgiving, which is what I know pretty well, but Im pretty sure Oceanic would do fine for sps, If you don't want to spring for a dosing system, right off, invest in Salifert tests for alk, cal, mg, definitely a good skimmer for sps, and an autotopoff unit.


Salinity 1.024-6; alkalinity 8.3-9.3 on KH scale; calcium 420; magnesium 1300, temp 78-80, nitrate .2. Ammonia 0. No filters: lps tank. Alk and cal won't rise if mg is low.

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Old 05/13/2021, 11:07 PM   #3
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reef crystals I heard was good.

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Old 05/14/2021, 07:31 AM   #4
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Bulk reef supply lists the parameters the salts they sell mix up to. Worth deciding what levels you want to maintain and using their info to help decide which salt you want to use.

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Old 05/26/2021, 11:15 AM   #5
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i am using reef crystals

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Old 06/01/2021, 06:58 AM   #6
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Red Sea Coral Pro is good. Or the H2 Ocean (NOT Instant Ocean) would also work well.

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Old 06/01/2021, 10:51 PM   #7
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After years of AquaVitro Salinity I'm going to be using Quantum LPS Probiotic Salt. Have heard great things and it mixes clean and fast. Will be trying it in my newest build. Have a crate on the way.

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Old 06/03/2021, 05:00 PM   #8
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You can start with something basic like IO. Once you find water changes do not keep up with alk demand then start mixing a higher alk salt with your basic salt.

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