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mr tap water

Phos in Salt

When mixing a fresh batch I tested for phos and found I had a reading of 0.06

 

before adding salt my water in the bucket had a TDS of 0.

The salt I use is D&D h20+

 

What sort of readings do you get and what Salt do you use.

 

Are there any brands out there that claim to have a Phos free.

 

 

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I used to manage a few high end salt stores and the only salts they approved of that were red sea and tropical marine salts

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1 hour ago, mr tap water said:

 

When mixing a fresh batch I tested for phos and found I had a reading of 0.06

 

before adding salt my water in the bucket had a TDS of 0.

The salt I use is D&D h20+

 

What sort of readings do you get and what Salt do you use.

 

Are there any brands out there that claim to have a Phos free.

 

 

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Not sure if its a natural vs synthetic salt thing or not Grant. Can't say I ever tested my own salt mix for anything but salinity and even then its rare I do that. You got me thinking now.

54 minutes ago, allstardingo said:

I used to manage a few high end salt stores and the only salts they approved of that were red sea and tropical marine salts

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Any idea why that is?

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I used to manage a few high end salt stores and the only salts they approved of that were red sea and tropical marine salts

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Sounds like you was right going by what I've found so far from what I gather D&D don't state anything about Phos, where these two do.
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So now would be handy for anyone that uses the two above to test and see if this is true or not. I know@mrdave & @ yellowboxfish use them and would also be interesting to see there results.


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i have to say that i haven't tested a batch of fresh mixed salt water but I have been keeping my eye on things with changing salt and adding alfagrog an all and there hasn't been an increase in either no3 or po4, it has however stayed the same for the last 3 weeks @ no3 =  5ppm and po4 = 0.16  high yes but not increasing

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Just an update
from continuously searching sounds like most Brands State They contain no Phos,

found a D&D and another one stating they have no Phos to go with the other two,
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so to sum it up maybe it's just a matter of different batches have phos in them but don't believe we should take it for granted they don't just because they say so and is worth testing as you don't really know how much phos you're putting back in to your system.


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Also worth testing your RO for P04 

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Also worth testing your RO for P04 

Wouldn't I need a fresh water test kit for that ?


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Yes pal 

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