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ESV B-Ionic salt lets you create your own consistent salt mix. Other types of salt may not be entirely homogeneous with all the different kinds of salts and dried trace elements in a single mixed bucket. It is very common for salt mixes to settle and not be consistent from batch to batch. The B-Ionic system uses pre-dissolved trace elements in super concentrated solutions that will stay evenly mixed and wont clump in humid environments. Since the hard to dissolve trace elements are already in a liquid solution, batches mix very quickly and can be used within minutes.
The only dry portions are USP grade Magnesium Sulfate, and Ultra-Low Heavy Metal Sodium Chloride. Since the only dry parts are completely the same element through and through you never have to worry about settling or uneven batches.
Recommended Mixing Values @ 34ppt:
Calcium - 450ppm
Alkalinity - 3.25meq/L (9.1dKH
Magnesium - 1400ppm
Two Sizes Available:
50 Gallon - Makes up to 50 gallons @ 34ppt
100 Gallon - Makes up to 100 gallon @ 34ppt
Excellent salt - clear, consistent and easy-ish By Reza S on 2/23/2017Reza S would recommend this product to a friendI have used Redsea Coral Pro (great salt but higher parameters than I am looking for), Aquavitro (mixes cloudy - the more it stayed in the mixing bucket the cloudier it got) and then moved to ESV. This salt mixes clean, is spot on everytime in terms of parameters and I find it as easy to mix as any other salt. Here are some tips before you do your first mix:
1- Buy a digital scale - nothing fancy the same stuff that are used in kitchens
2- Decide on you water volume and add but use 10% less RODI water to start
3- Calculate the amount of components that you need for your target water volume
4- Add each component and mix (let the container mix for 15 minutes before adding the next component - between wet liquid components you can wait five minutes).
5- Measure salinity and add more RODI to reach your desired salinity (keep track of how much water you are adding)
6- Record the final amount of RODI and respective weights of each components (this is your baseline - next time you can start for your next mix)