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Brightwell Salt

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Reef Chief
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The salt is now available. I have plenty.

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I need more salt, I'll have

I need more salt, I'll have to get some tomorrow. thanks Jeff.

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Is Brightwell salt any better

Is Brightwell salt any better quality than say Instant Ocean salt?

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ohh yea

Test are coming back excellent across the board. I will put up the sample test in a bit

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Dose it mix quicker and better than any of the other stuff that we have had in the shop? I mean some of it took a good bit to mix it up and then there were some that dissolved as soon as it touched water with none left on the bottom.

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mixing -

It mixes almost as quickly as Oceanic - at least in my house - with a mag 9.5 in the bucket.

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Test Data

Just did a test today - 150 gallons of Brightwell, 50 gallons of Oceanic, has been in the tank for about a week - and I haven't dosed anything yet. Just coral and rock in there right now.

Alk - 3.5 ~ 9.8dkh
Calcium - 420
Mag - 1250
pH - lights out - 8.1
Strontium - ?? - to lazy to run the test

The mag is impressive when compared with other salts - I've had a very difficult time keeping mag above 1000 with Kent, Instant Ocean and Reef Crystals in the past. Seems like Brightwell is doing the trick!

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What does the Brightwell go

What does the Brightwell go for?

c.talecki
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Brightwell

Last time I got a bucket it was something like $75 -

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I use 1/2 reef crystals and

I use 1/2 reef crystals and 1/2 oceanic and my test results: pH-8.2, Ca++ - 430, Mg++ - 1270

When I used 1/2 regualar tropic marin and oceanic, I got: pH-8.3, Ca++ - 450, and Mg++ - 1350

I have never gotten great results like that without mixing....something would always be off somewhere.

Have never used Brightwell.....it did not exist until after I left. It will take quite a bit though to get me away from Tropic Marin.

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c.talecki
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Brightwell

When it mixes up it looks about the same as your Reef crystals/Oceanic mix - at least from my last test results. I have run another batch of tests next time I make some water up since I found my Mag / Alk kit to be reading a little off.

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