Love Red Sea? Hate The Cost? Try This By Lindsey on 1/27/14
Lindsey would recommend this product to a friend
Personally I love the red sea line for a number of reasons I won't get into. The liquids are convenient, but I also like to save my reefing budget for more coral, so the powdered versions are a win for me. They mix to the same concentration as the liquid bottles, but you can make multiple bottles from each jar of powder. For this alkalinity, 1 powder jar will make 10 of the 500 mL bottles. That makes it about 1/10 the price.
Couple tips: do invest in a decent scale that will weigh in grams if you do not have one, easier and more accurate that way. Also, I don't know what happened with Jose's solution, but I have not had the same issue. When I mix any kind of stock solutions I use RO/DI or distilled and heat the water up to about 80 or 90 F by standing it in a sink full of hot water for a bit. Then I add the powder to the water slowly while stirring constantly. Never had an issue.