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Simons
08-09-2016, 05:43 PM
Is it me or has IO prices shot up dramatically? and it seems to be highly variable between stores. I noticed that Big Al's price was ~$73 for a bucket!

I then checked out J & L and they are selling a bucket for ~$53, not sure about any of the other stores.

I know the dollar is weaker, but in the past year it has gone from $49 to >$70 at Big Al's. I am just not going to pay that, anyone have any deals hidden away?

Ryanerickson
08-09-2016, 06:12 PM
It was 30 bucks at King Ed last year really doesn't make sense that the price has doubled. Pretty sure there 35 each if you buy a pallet.

FishyFishy!
08-09-2016, 09:27 PM
Noticed a few price increases on regular items I pick up at Big Als as well. Not sure why.

Potatohead
08-10-2016, 05:20 AM
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B0168K0H08/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1470802821&sr=8-2&pi=SX200_QL40&keywords=aquaforest+sea+salt&dpPl=1&dpID=51zrKyHq-7L&ref=plSrch

WarDog
08-10-2016, 06:20 AM
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B0168K0H08/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1470802821&sr=8-2&pi=SX200_QL40&keywords=aquaforest+sea+salt&dpPl=1&dpID=51zrKyHq-7L&ref=plSrch

+1 to Aquaforest!

$78 delivered to your door for the reef salt (less than 10 days). I really can't emphasis the quality of this salt. I'll never go back... it mixes perfectly, with just the right parameters!

kyl
08-10-2016, 08:23 AM
I had used IO since starting last October, but switched to the basic AF sea salt a few months ago when the price was basically the same. The mix parameter consistency is much tighter so far bucket to bucket, and I like that it clears quickly once mixed.

Myka
08-10-2016, 10:48 AM
Aquaforest is good as long as you want natural seawater parameters since it mixes up about Ca 410, alk 7.0, and Mg 1250. If you keep higher alk in your tank you'll need to add alk to your waterchange bin.

Simons
10-27-2016, 06:09 PM
so I switched over to Aquaforest. I am impressed, now it's hard to find the 25kg boxes of salt! We seem to have cleaned out Amazon :P

WarDog
10-27-2016, 07:30 PM
Aquaforest now has a reliable Canadian distributor. J&L got their first shipment in last week and more is on the way. Other retailers have, or will have inventory soon. Check with your favorite LFS.

gmann
10-27-2016, 09:00 PM
so I switched over to Aquaforest. I am impressed, now it's hard to find the 25kg boxes of salt! We seem to have cleaned out Amazon :P



Still 7 x 22kg of the sea salt left on amazon.

Ryanerickson
10-27-2016, 11:19 PM
Still 7 x 22kg of the sea salt left on amazon.

We are using reef salt not there sea salt

gmann
10-28-2016, 03:44 AM
We are using reef salt not there sea salt

was more of an FYI post incase anyone wanting to try their sea salt than a comment directed for you

mohammadali
10-28-2016, 03:51 AM
Hey Ryan where can i buy a pallet of IO ?

Ryanerickson
10-28-2016, 03:44 PM
was more of an FYI post incase anyone wanting to try their sea salt than a comment directed for you
All I was trying to say is aquaforest sea salt is always in Stock. Most people using the aquaforest products are using there reef salt or probiotic salt. If you look at there product Guide the only thing aqua forest sea salt is recomended for Is a fish only tank. I was pointing this out because a uninformed person would possibly buy it not knowing it's intended for a fowler tank not a reef.

As for buying a pallets of salt I would try the local fish shop they got lots.

Piscez
10-28-2016, 06:43 PM
All I was trying to say is aquaforest sea salt is always in Stock. Most people using the aquaforest products are using there reef salt or probiotic salt. If you look at there product Guide the only thing aqua forest sea salt is recomended for Is a fish only tank. I was pointing this out because a uninformed person would possibly buy it not knowing it's intended for a fowler tank not a reef.

As for buying a pallets of salt I would try the local fish shop they got lots.

LOL I would have been one of those "uninformed" so thanks !! as I've used IO for years switched to Reef crystals and didn't really notice a difference, think I'll try the Aquaforest reef salt ( no SPS mostly softies Zoes etc) from J&L hopefully they'll have stock, it doesn't appear on their website, but the Phyto Mix does anyone tried that yet?

Ryanerickson
10-28-2016, 07:01 PM
Jl is getting the aqua forest products in now some stuff already arrived salt is coming on the 8th they say.

intarsiabox
10-29-2016, 04:45 AM
LOL I would have been one of those "uninformed" so thanks !! as I've used IO for years switched to Reef crystals and didn't really notice a difference, think I'll try the Aquaforest reef salt ( no SPS mostly softies Zoes etc) from J&L hopefully they'll have stock, it doesn't appear on their website, but the Phyto Mix does anyone tried that yet?

According to the Aquaforest website their Sea Salt is just fine for soft corals and even says so directly on the pail. http://aquaforest.eu/en/product/sea-salt/

Piscez
10-29-2016, 05:22 AM
According to the Aquaforest website their Sea Salt is just fine for soft corals and even says so directly on the pail. http://aquaforest.eu/en/product/sea-salt/

Good enough for me thanks!