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D&D pro salt

Discussion in 'Help and Advice' started by pedro3178, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. pedro3178

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    Hi,

    My friend was at my place tonight and commented on how clear my tanks are, he uses D&D pro salt and I use Red Sea pro, all his levels are fine and all corals and fish are perfect he just feels the water clarity is not great, I said I would ask here to see if anyone had this issue with D&D salt ?
     
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    I use D&D and have water that makes you forget there's glass there! Tell him to increase floss in his filtration system to trap more particles and run activated carbon, if he isn't already; maybe think if his water-change regime is enough.
     
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    Thanks for the reply, will tell him what you mentioned.

    My LFS swears by the D&D stuff, in his opinion it gives the best balance of levels.
     
  4. Enzogobby

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    I find it dissolves really well too; even without a pump agitating water for 24h....I like it; the fish and corals are alive and well, so no need to change brand.
     
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    great stuff I use it a the time and no probs.
     
  6. Avalon

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    I used DD for ages and found it to be a good salt.The only reason I swapped to RSCP about a year ago was the faster mix time.Now it's just 3 hours from salt in RO water until in the tank.
     
  7. Ged

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    DD Salt is made by Red Sea its effectively the same apart from the levels are slightly lower. One has 22kg the other has 23kg
     
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    They aren't the same I already put that ;) As in lower levels ie RSCP Magnesium is 1440 ish

    The salt is made by Red Sea though. ;)

     
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    My mistake, I read your post wrong
     
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    No worries I can see how, what I should have said its the same base levels (from the evaporated water etc to leave the salt) and then differing levels of the other chemicals that are added.
     
  12. jas

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    They are chemically different, if I can find the ICP data I will post it. Aside from that they are both good and DD won't cause cloudy water. High bacteria and/ or nutrients and/or silt will.
     
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