Instant Ocean Sea Salt vs Reef Salt

chiawat85

I'm new to the salt water world and have a question regarding salt. When I started my FOWLR aquarium I used Instant Ocean Reef Crystals (Reef Salt - Orange box) to mix with the RO water. I just bought another bag, but didnt realize it was the Instant Ocean Sea Salt (Purple box). Is it ok to use the Sea Salt or should I return it and get the Reef Salt??
 

Mike

The reef crystals has extra calcium, trace elements and vitamins. You'll be fine using the regular instant ocean salt mix.
 

ryanr

Hi,
I'm with Mike, you'll be fine. I use the Reef Crystals myself, because I have a reef (corals), otherwise I would have just used the 'purple'

Here's the cut'n'paste from IO's website, Reef Crystals have:
-Extra Calcium to help ensure the growth of large and small polyp stony corals as well as coralline algae
-Extra Trace Elements to provide an additional measure of vital nutrients
-Extra Vitamins to ensure vigorous growth and survival of corals, anemones and other invertebrates in a captive environment
-Metal Detoxifier - to neutralize traces of heavy metal often present in domestic water supplies

All of the above only apply to corals, the rest of the salt is exactly the same
 

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