Fritz salt

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

  1. fishdoctor

    fishdoctor Sponsor Staff Member

    Add buffer and retest. I am adding about 1 tbsp of Seachem reef builder per 100 gallons to get around 8-8.5 dkh
    It will stay at set point after buffer is added. Good luck.


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  2. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Hmm, if this works that's a great tip! Gotta try it out


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  3. DEATH BY SNU SNU

    DEATH BY SNU SNU Supporting Member

    you are a golden god!
     
  4. RandyC

    RandyC Guest

    I give up. I made the switch to Fritz from IORC because alk was high in IORC and I was getting a larger swing than I wanted on larger WCs.

    But this is more painful. I don't want to have to be dosing alk for every newly mixed batch of salt.

    This is my third batch and this is the alk test after two days:

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    Fritz is just really bad or I'm the shittiest salt mixer ever to exist in reefing.
     
  5. Edgar Sandoval

    Edgar Sandoval Supporting Member

    I gave up also. I am using aquavitro now and no alk issues.


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  6. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Do what the fish doctor recommended


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  7. RandyC

    RandyC Guest

    That would require me adding stuff to my salt mix. Just as bad as having to dose alk. I'm lazy. Plus, I don't think I should have to add anything to a salt mix to keep it from precipitating out while it's just sitting there in a very clean, vinegar-bathed bucket newly mixed for less than 48hrs.
     
  8. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Yeah I'm not sure why it does this either. I'm having issues where my alk is stuck around 9.7 and I want to get it down.


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  9. yellojello

    yellojello Supporting Member

    Now I'm trying to compare IO with Muratic Acid to lower Alk or Fritz and buffering it with sea Chem reef builder (any other product that does same thing?) Both solutions are same difference?

    IO and Muratic Acid is cheaper for sure though. Fritz combo might have better trace elements.

    Looking forward to the new DrFS reef salt. Wonder if it's made by Fritz and same as RPM.
     
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  10. yellojello

    yellojello Supporting Member

    Now that I think about it, I had to dose extra Ca and Mag to IO too.
     
  11. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    But it's not fancy and new!
     
  12. Edgar Sandoval

    Edgar Sandoval Supporting Member

    It's got a sexy bucket


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  13. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    So I gotta ask. Why do you do water changes?


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  14. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Because I don't have a ca rx and I do it old school.
     
  15. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    I think you should do an icp test and see how your water is looking after no changes for so long.
     
  16. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I'd be curious too. He doses the Red Sea colors trace elements so as long as he's getting the major elements through the carx then he should be good. He's essentially doing the Triton method without Triton.

    I can't say I'm too happy with Fritz over this. I'm not sure if I'll buy more salt from them or not. Like @Vhuang168, I don't do very many WC's either (maybe 100 gallons in 9 months) so it's not a pressing issue. I may just start mixing what I need when I need it. I don't think it's too much to ask to have them address this issue. If there's a buffer they can add to their product, they should. I'm disappointed that I specifically asked their rep at the cfm in march about this issue and he said it wasn't a problem. I think it was @Gablami who emailed them about it and they said if you mixed it according to their instructions it shouldn't happen. Well, I think there's too many of us experiencing this issue for it just to be an isolated occurrence.
     
  17. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    I absolutely can but my corals are telling me the water is good. /shrug

    I'm not saying NOT to do water changes. Water changes are good for removing stuff like nitrates and phosphates.
     
  18. euod

    euod Supporting Member

    Water is good because you have no fish in it yet! ;)
     
  19. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    This is in the 40b. 2 Tangs, 2 maroons, 1 damsel, 1 wrasse and 1 filefish. Feed up to 4 cubes a day. Minimum 2 cubes.

    Dose Acropower every 2-3 days, dose Red Sea Colors every week. Dose Fauna Marin Min S and Min D every week.

    Plenty of fish in the 190 too. 4 tangs, 2 wrasses, 3 anthias, 1 cbb, 1 fox face, 2 clowns, 1 blenny, 2 gobies, 1 dottyback, 1 royal gramma and a surprise sighting of my gold assessor last night!
     
  20. Edgar Sandoval

    Edgar Sandoval Supporting Member

    So are you guys going to continue using Fritz?


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