Fritz salt

Discussion in 'Reef Chemistry' started by Edgar Sandoval, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. Newjack

    Newjack Supporting Member

    I just made a batch last week. I added buffer (Seachem reef builder) I just happened to have an old bottle of this on my fish supply shelf. :D I haven't tested the water yet. But, tomorrow it will be exactly 1 week since i mixed it. I try to do my water changes on Thursday or Friday. I'll test it then. Hopefully, the @fishdoctor is right about just adding buffer to keep the alk stable.
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    DEATH BY SNU SNU Supporting Member

    What's the verdict on Fritz Salt? should I switch from Reef Crystals?
  3. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    I use it and I like the results compare to when I used reef crystals.

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    DEATH BY SNU SNU Supporting Member

    what benefits have you seen from the switch?
  5. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    I switched back to IORC. Alkalinity with Fritz was never stable for me after making 3 batches. It would drop down to 5 or 6 dkh within 48 hours.
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2017
  6. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Definitely good polyp extension compare to rc for me. Ther bucket is cleaner that's it. I don't dose so can't day about parameters. I run my calrx at 20ml/min and my kalk reactor handles the rest

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  7. Newjack

    Newjack Supporting Member

    After a week with added buffer, Alk is holding steady, in fact, i might have added too much. After 7 days, alk is reading 9.5dkh
  8. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Right on

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  9. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Curious if anyone has had rodi water sit and or bubbled it for a while before mixing?
  10. yellojello

    yellojello Supporting Member

    I broke my arm so haven't been doing much maintenance, but I just tested this batch of water, which has been sitting for almost a month, and it only dropped to 7.0 dkh. I'll do more of IO ratio next time, maybe 50/50. Anyways, the buffer solution seems good too, I just don't have any on hand. Overall, Fritz has a buffering issue which I'm not sure how easy it is to resolve on their end.

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