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Instant Ocean Synthetic Sea Salt for Saltwater Fish Tanks

Especially for a saltwater fish tanks. Provides clear solution in minutes and reaches proper pH quickly. Treats 160 gallons.
Overall rating:
3.25 / 5
3.3
 / 
5
(8 reviews) 7
5 of 8(62%)customers recommend this product.
Reviews for Instant Ocean Synthetic Sea Salt for Saltwater Fish Tanks
Review 1 for Instant Ocean Synthetic Sea Salt for Saltwater Fish Tanks
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5 8 reviews

great

February 3, 2013
by bambam1
fromlehigh acres,fl
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?3
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Weekly
the only salt i will buy
0points
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Review 2 for Instant Ocean Synthetic Sea Salt for Saltwater Fish Tanks
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5 8 reviews

great

January 2, 2013
by bea555
fromdavis, ca
What is your gender?F
How many pets do you have?1
How often do you shop at PetSmart?A few times a year
I use this salt to build a brackish environment for my green spotted puffers. The fish seem to like it. Overall, I'm pretty satisfied with it.
+1point
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Review 3 for Instant Ocean Synthetic Sea Salt for Saltwater Fish Tanks
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5 8 reviews

Great product

October 30, 2011
by MIKEYD
fromFreehold New jersey
What is your gender?M
How many pets do you have?1
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5 8 reviews
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5 8 reviews
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5 8 reviews
I have been using instant ocean sea salt for the past 8 years and I had never had any issues with this product. Just make sure the water temp is about 76% to 80% so the salt desolves quicker I have two salt water tanks and use this salt for both tanks it is a great salt for a good price.
+2points
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Review 4 for Instant Ocean Synthetic Sea Salt for Saltwater Fish Tanks
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5 8 reviews

Atleast it is good for lab work

June 7, 2011
by Tallynole
fromTallahassee, FL
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5 8 reviews
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5 8 reviews
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5 8 reviews
We are going to start using this in the lab to make synthetic sea water for testing purposes and also use it as an inert filler for sediment samples. So far the ionization and salinity seem to be pretty close to natural sea water... The dissolving issue people mention is due to insoluble materials in the product. Big pro for this is a very very low Radium concentration :)
+4points
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Review 5 for Instant Ocean Synthetic Sea Salt for Saltwater Fish Tanks
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5 8 reviews

I/O Salt

November 25, 2010
by Herelittlefishy
fromMishawaka, IN
What is your gender?M
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
I have used for 8 years now exclusively.
Over the past year there has been an excessive amount of contaminates in the salt, leaving brown sludge in my mixing tank.
I contacted them and they said there is nothing in the salt, I need to check my water filters.
I am looking for a new brand to start using.
Pros: cant beat the price
Cons: you get what you pay for
-5points
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Review 6 for Instant Ocean Synthetic Sea Salt for Saltwater Fish Tanks
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5 8 reviews

Meh...

June 5, 2010
by NoTimeForStupidNames
fromCoon Rapids, MN
What is your gender?M
How many pets do you have?3
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
Performance 
1 / 5
1 / 5 8 reviews
Quality 
1 / 5
1 / 5 8 reviews
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5 8 reviews
I have used this in the past with no problem. However it seems as time goes on there is a lapse in quality of the product. The levels test low. It doesn't dissovle correctly....even over the course of a couple days in a mixing tank. I have found hard dark colored chunks in the salt...almost like they are throwing stones in for dead weight. I used to like IO products but it seems as they expand into the markets their quality standards are going to the dogs.
It'll keep your fish and coral alive but it wont let them thrive. There are better brands for the bucks.
Pros: handy empty bucket
Cons: low parameter #'s, doesn't dissolve right
-6points
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Review 7 for Instant Ocean Synthetic Sea Salt for Saltwater Fish Tanks
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5 8 reviews

The only salt I've ever used!

June 23, 2008
by Tomato90
fromWeirton, WV
What is your gender?M
How many pets do you have?5 or more
How often do you shop at PetSmart?Monthly
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5 8 reviews
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5 8 reviews
Ease of Use 
5 / 5
5 / 5 8 reviews
This Instant Ocean salt is the only salt that I ever used for my marine tank. Great quality and cheap price. It can't get any better than that!
+3points
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Ratings-only reviews for Instant Ocean Synthetic Sea Salt for Saltwater Fish Tanks
Based on 1 ratings-only review
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5 8 reviews
0 out of 1 recommend this product
Performance 
1 / 5
1 / 5 8 reviews
Quality 
1 / 5
1 / 5 8 reviews
Ease of Use 
3 / 5
3 / 5 8 reviews