Fritz salt

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

  1. yellojello

    yellojello Supporting Member

    I believe the newer lots are packed with 4 smaller bags now. Like within the last week or two. Should say 4 / 13.75 lb. instead of 55 lb... found this online:

  2. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    I just dump the box into a aquavitro bucket for freshness since it locks.

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  3. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    It does seem to be getting a lot of good reviews.
    Seems like a good combo of premium salt at a somewhat reasonable price.

    The 4 bags would be great. No measuring, and no issues with components separating during shipping.
  4. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    It shouldn't separate. The salt crystals should be all bonded together. If it separated a lot of people with would have mixing issues.

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  5. robert4025

    robert4025 Sponsor

    It's actually a very proven Salt. We were the first shop to carry this salt as our primary pro salt 6 years ago when Fritz made it for MicrobeLift . MicrobeLift no longer in the salt biz so Fritz rebranded it as their own with slight mods to the original formula. We sold over a pallet of t a month and it is also salt of choice for our shop-use.
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  6. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Why do you like it so much? And how what are your prices like?
  7. Newjack

    Newjack Supporting Member

    Seeing is believing, have you seen Neptunes DT's ? :)
  8. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    So, do you have the 4 bag version of the 200G?
  9. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Where did you find this 4x50g box? Been looking for it and can't find it. Faced with splitting up a big bag by weight.
  10. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Just use measuring cups after awhile I knows how many scoops I do for my changing container.

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  11. yellojello

    yellojello Supporting Member

    I found that picture online somewhere. I assume they should be coming in stock more and more places.
  12. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Yeah I do that normally, but I got these big 65g mixing containers that I wanna dump in a whole bag and make 50g.

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  13. Chromis

    Chromis Supporting Member

    I joined the Fritz Salt club to get higher starting Mg numbers than SeaChem Reef Salt.

    Bought the 185-220g (200g) mix at Neptune's.

    For a 20g mix at 76F, 1.021* Sal the water parameters were (according to Red Sea Pro kit)

    After 12 hrs:
    Mg 1440
    Ca 375
    Alk 7.7

    After 24 hours:
    Alk 8.4
    Ca 400
    (I didn't remeasure Mg because it was already high enough)

    *edited after retesting with Milwaukee salinity meter
    Last edited: May 24, 2017
  14. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Colorado member

    I have a 55 gallon barrel and it takes 28 cups of salt to get it to 1.026.
  15. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    32 gallon brute I use about 14 cups

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  16. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    I got my 200g box, mixed it and split it into 4 equal parts by weight. Mixed it to 1.026 a week ago. Have it stored, in a painted covered nsf container outdoors, with pump running but no heat. Confirmed 1.026 this morning and tested alk:[​IMG]

    Has anyone done additional longer term testing of alk after longer storage periods? I'll keep posting; will try to check weekly. Same batch obviously.

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  17. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    What, that's crazy low

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  18. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    How do you change the readings from ppm to to that? My Hanna reports in ppm

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  19. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Wow I guess there is two meters

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  20. yellojello

    yellojello Supporting Member

    I tried again with my 18 gallon mix, using a Jebao powerhead on low setting instead of my much more powerful MagDrive. It helped a lot with precipitation. With the MagDrive, it would almost be cloudy overnight and the MagDrive covered in white dust. With the Jebao, it still stayed fairly clear with minimal white dust on the powerhead and in the water. I still have the issue of Alk dropping. My next batch, I am going to try an even smaller pump, or the Jebao on slow long pause wave to see if I can make even less heat. Or was thinking of trying to put it on a timer to prolong the pauses.

    It seems this salt is very sensitive to heat for precipitation. Although it seems high or low precipitation, it's almost the same Alk drop over time. It always mixes extremely clear after the first 20-30 minutes, so trying to figure out a way to have same clearness during storage. Perhaps, I don't even need to continue mixing after that and just keep it sealed?

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