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I’ve got the IM MicroMag. Strong magnet and gets edges pretty good. I don’t keep magnets in the water, so don’t know about long term waterproof-ness. I’d buy again. 

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Normally use Red Sea black bucket but for that price I’m gonna try the blue. Probably not a big deal in my case since my tank is FOWLWRFA!  😂

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3 minutes ago, SeaFurn said:

Normally use Red Sea black bucket but for that price I’m gonna try the blue. Probably not a big deal in my case since my tank is FOWLWRFA!  😂

Keep in mind that the alkalinity levels are quite different.

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The salt is half off reg price but if you're fine with IO reef crystals then a 50g mix has a reg price of just $1 more. I did however pick up a bucket myself and a few other supplies.

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2 minutes ago, seabass said:

Keep in mind that the alkalinity levels are quite different.

Yeah, I knew that and will transition to it slowly. Over how many water changes should I should I transition to it? 

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3 minutes ago, SeaFurn said:

Yeah, I knew that and will transition to it slowly. Over how many water changes should I should I transition to it? 

Blue is meant for those who like to dose Alk/Ca/Mg to their own specification. 

You can mix both over first few WC to make a smooth transition. 

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24 minutes ago, SeaFurn said:

Yeah, I knew that and will transition to it slowly. Over how many water changes should I should I transition to it? 

Wait isn't the black bucket the pro version meaning higher levels of alk, ca, and mag? If it is and you don't have nutrient issues I would just wait for the levels to drop/ be consumed by coral until they more closely match that of blue bucket then do normal water changes.. 

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Depending on tank size, Ca/Alk consumption and WC frequency, Blue RS might work for you. But I would go with Pro if you're not dosing. 

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33 minutes ago, A Little Blue said:

Blue is meant for those who like to dose Alk/Ca/Mg to their own specification. 

You can mix both over first few WC to make a smooth transition. 

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It’s an RFA tank...I only have a few coral frags in it and not planning much more so no dosing required. 

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Just now, SeaFurn said:

It’s an RFA tank...I only have a few coral frags in it and not planning much more so no dosing required. 

Well then, Blue might work for you in that case. Good salt and hard to beat at clearance price. 

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12 minutes ago, Weikel said:

Wait isn't the black bucket the pro version meaning higher levels of alk, ca, and mag? If it is and you don't have nutrient issues I would just wait for the levels to drop/ be consumed by coral until they more closely match that of blue bucket then do normal water changes.. 

Yeah, I started with black bucket in my first tank which had more coral and i wanted the higher levels. Given this one’s just fish and RFAs and a few frags I think things will go smoothly.

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1 minute ago, SeaFurn said:

Yeah, I started with black bucket in my first tank which had more coral and i wanted the higher levels. Given this one’s just fish and RFAs and a few frags I think things will go smoothly.

I don't see why it wouldn't. Go for it and save yourself some $.

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48 minutes ago, SeaFurn said:

Over how many water changes should I should I transition to it?

I wouldn't think that normal 10 to 15% weekly water changes would cause any problems.  However, I'd try to avoid large changes for awhile.

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And this is why I love/hate this place...just picked up a couple buckets of that salt as well as an aqua gadget reservoir and some misc test kits and food. Did I need any of it? Who knows... 😂

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8 hours ago, Christopher Marks said:

Is that Red Sea Salt better than Reef Crystals in your opinion? (what I normally use)

 

I wanted to try the Red Sea Coral Pro, but thats not really discounted here.

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Man, I should have seen this post before now. Tunze Osmolator Universal 3155 Auto Top Off System at 100 bucks! WHAT!! Too bad it is already sold out :((

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If anyone needs a sump....those are some killer prices

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3 hours ago, MSunkin23 said:

Is that Red Sea Salt better than Reef Crystals in your opinion? (what I normally use)

 

I wanted to try the Red Sea Coral Pro, but thats not really discounted here.

I love the blue bucket salt. It's great and consistent parameters

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Well crap!  I went through it again and spent another $250.

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1 hour ago, seabass said:

Well crap!  I went through it again and spent another $250.

🤣 What did you get???

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24 minutes ago, A Little Blue said:

🤣 What did you get???

Order #1

  • CD-100349 Seachem Tidal Power Filter 55 (Mfg# 6500) $27.00 ("need" another filter)
  • CD-91729 Sicce Voyager Nano Circulation and Stream Pump Voyager Nano (Mfg# SIC548) $18.27 (good price, never owned a Sicce)
  • CD-102278 Innovative Marine Auqa Gadet MicroMag Mfg# 8201$7.49 (decent little cleaner; maybe I can get some better pics)
  • CD-84910 Reef Iodide 500 ml $5.24 (not sure about this one yet, still considering very minimal dosing)
  • CD-97502 Aquatic Creations Bleached Branching Acropora Aquarium Décor 6.5" x 2.5" x 7.5" high $4.99 (I'm considering growing GSP on it)
  • CD-16904 Toms Aquarium Aqua Lifter Vacuum Dosing Pump Pump $4.99 x 2 = $9.98 (two dosing pumps for $10, yes please)
  • CD-81327 Toms Aquarium Aqua Lifter Vacuum Dosing Pump Holder $0.99 x 2 = $1.98 (maybe I'll use them)
  • CE-33956 Toms Aquarium Aqua Lifter Vacuum Dosing Pump Flexible Airline Tubing (8 ft) $0.49 x 2 =$0.98
  • CD-18881 Toms Aquarium Aqua Lifter Vacuum Dosing Pump Filter $0.99 x 2 = $1.98 (don't even know what this is)

  • CD-29830 Salifert pH Test Kit 50 Tests $3.24 (if I ever setup my calcium reactor)

 

Order #2

  • CD-96539 Aqua Medic Bubble Counter Plus 1" dia x 3-1/4" high $15.99 (for my calcium reactor)
  • CD-960221 Azoo Powerhead Model 1800 $4.74 (misc mixing and water transfers)
  • CD-960234 Azoo Powerhead Model 2500 $6.24 (660gph for just over $6, I'll find a use)
  • CD-92872 AquaBlue Coral Giesemann POWERCHROME T5 Lamps 54W 48" T5 lamp $11.97 x 4 = $47.88 (I'm due for replacements)
  • CD-92881 Actinic Blue Giesemann POWERCHROME T5 Lamps 54W 48" T5 lamp $11.97 x 4 = $47.88
  • CD-92946 Red Sea Salt 55 gallon mix (bucket) $13.49 (just to try; plus I couldn't let Harry buy all of them)
  • CD-29819 Salifert Ammonia Test Kit 50 Tests $8.49 (going to run a comparison test against API and post the results)
  • CD-321781 SEA-LAB #28 Automatic Replenisher 2 lb. box $7.49 (OK, this one is just stupid; but I figure for $7.50 how big of a waste could it be) :blush:
  • CD-923066 Matrix Carbon 1 L/400 grams (Treats 400 gal) $20.13 (never goes bad, and was 33% off)
  • CD-101109 Two Little Fishies FlorAffix™ Cyanoacrylate Adhesive Gel 3 pack - 3 grams each $4.37 (LocTite would have cost me a lot more)
  • CD-17033 Theo Heater 300 watt $7.24 (to heat water for massive water changes)
  • CD-70360 Mag Drive Pumps with Fractionating Impeller Model 3 $50.24 (an indulgence Just to play around with)
  • CD-434262 Seachem Test Kits Iodine and Iodide $9.90 (never tested iodine before, and am considering dosing)
  • CD-434288 Seachem Test Kits Iron $7.39 (I've blindly dosed iron before for macros, figured I'd should check it)

 

Order #3

  • CD-92872 AquaBlue Coral Giesemann POWERCHROME T5 Lamps 54W 48" T5 lamp $11.97 x 4 = $47.88
  • CD-92881 Actinic Blue Giesemann POWERCHROME T5 Lamps 54W 48" T5 lamp $11.97 x 4 = $47.88 (At $12 for T5 HO bulbs, why not stock up)
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Lots more stuff added people!!!  Yeah unfortunately @seabass my 12 $25 bulbs from BRS just showed up 😞 

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10 hours ago, HarryPotter said:

Lots more stuff added people!!!

A few hundred more items.  I'm afraid to look. :scarry:

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