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E.S.V. B-Ionic Seawater System Salt Mix w/ Measuring Supplies

E.S.V. B-Ionic Seawater System Salt Mix w/ Measuring Supplies

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E.S.V. B-Ionic Seawater System Salt Mix - Makes 25 Gallons of Saltwater

A unique solution to many of the problems associated with all dry synthetic seawater blends.

Problem:
All dry blends may not be homogenous resulting in considerable chemical variations not only from batch to batch but also from within the same container. Aggravating this further, humidity contamination during storage can result in localized precipitation reactions.

Solution:
B-Ionic® Seawater System avoids these problems by providing the two dominant salts in our formulation in separate containers. All other major, minor, and trace elements are pre-dissolved in a highly concentrated two component liquid system. These dry and liquid components can easily be measured for any size batch of synthetic seawater.

Problem:
It is now recognized that most reagent grade salts can contain contaminants (trace metals, etc.) at levels which may inhibit the growth of some algae species from low nutrient environments (oligotrophic) such as coral reefs.

Solution:
B-Ionic® Seawater System addresses this issue by providing ultra-low heavy metal Sodium Chloride (max. allowable less than half max. allowable for reagent grade sodium chloride) and USP grade Magnesium Sulfate as the dry components of the system. In addition, all other chemicals pre-dissolved in our liquid components are subject to our three phase purification process resulting in significant lowering of contaminants, including phosphate.

Problem:
Many all dry blends take excessive time to completely dissolve. Addition of newly mixed batches to the aquarium can cause irritation to inhabitants upon exposure to non-dissolved salt micro-particles.

Solution:
B-Ionic® Seawater System avoids this problem by providing all of the slower dissolving ingredients in a pre-dissolved solution form. Batches can be used within 10 minutes of preparation with no adverse effects providing initial RO and/or DI water contains sufficient dissolved oxygen.




Manufacturer Info

E.S.V. Aquarium Supplies
E.S.V. Aquarium Products is a Hicksville, New York based aquarium supply company that specializes in the production of aquarium additives and supplements. Their 2-part B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System is a staple in the marine aquarium hobby and is the company`s flagship product, earning favorable reviews and rankings from hobbyists of all levels of experience. Their additives are known for being affordable, easy to administer and chemically sound. E.S.V. recently released a spray dried phytoplankton that eliminates the need to culture live phytoplankton. Granular activated carbon, coral glue, salt mix and various other supplements round out their product offerings.

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The Best Salt Mix

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Posted: 7/11/2014 from NYC, NY UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I only use ESV salt. The 4 part is a little annoying to mix 1 part at a time, but it mixes faster than other salts (I used to use reef crystals) and it mixes cleaner. There is never any residue from the salt mix left in my buckets & the levels of this salt mix are perfect, always! I measure by weight, fyi.


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Best Salt EVER

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Posted: 6/2/2014 from DFW
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: I have tried many different salts over the last 7 years. Like many, I have searched reviews and read many opinions on salts. It can be quite frustrating because there are a million differing opinions with few facts/specifics to back up salt preferences. So, based on my experiences, when looking at salts, is there a difference between the high-end and lower-end salts? YES. The differences I have found are that the lower-end salts tend to leave a lot of residue, tend to be very powdery resulting in a dust in the air, cause my arms to itch A LOT when scooping it out, and, in general have a less clean feel and texture. Once mixed lower-end salts also stay cloudy much longer and leave mixing barrels and power-heads a mess! Furthermore, while fish may be more tolerant of a poorer salt choice, corals certainly let their preferences be seen. That being said, ESV is a high-end salt that solves all of the above issues. When considering "better salts," I have used Tropic Marin and Salinity. I would still use both of those over any of the lower-end salts, but, ESV is by far the best I've used. The salt, magnesium, and other elements are all separate. It sounds like it might be more difficult to mix, but it took very little time to get the hang of it and I prefer it to the messy scoop method. I purchased a digital scale to weigh the mixture components rather than using scoops. This salt is pure and clean. No residue in my barrels, none on my power-heads, and perfectly clear within a minute to two. Although I like my salt to mix for 24+ hours, this salt can be mixed and used within 10 minutes - I have done this before, and it mixes very clean and I have had no problems. The chart that accompanies the salt allows mixtures for 1, 5, 10, 20, 40... gallon increments. This allows you to easily tailor the salt amount you need for small to large batches and to easily tweak the mixture to raise and lower salinity. This is a rather expensive salt, I REALLY wish it was about $20 less, but this will remain my salt of choice.


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Posted: 5/27/2014 from JACKSON, NJ UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: It was amazing


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Hands down, the best

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Posted: 5/3/2014 from Reno, NV UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: This product is the BEST. No worrying about different elements in the mix settling down and having to shake the container. It's like making sea water from scratch. Fast dissolving, measuring cups, etc are provided. My tank is thriving. If you ask me this is the next generation of making saltwater for the hobby.


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Great Salt Mix

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Posted: 4/30/2014 from MCKINNEY, TX UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Steady parameters. Everything perked up with my first water change.


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Good Salt

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Posted: 4/7/2014 from DORA, AL UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: It's a little early to tell how well I am going to like it, but so far so good. it was a pain measuring everything, but I think it will get easier with each batch. I love the way it dissolves and has NO residue! My corals showed a positive response by extending their feeders.


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EVS Seawater system

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Posted: 4/5/2014 from BELLMAWR, NJ UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: This system is the best I have ever used!!!!, it is quite a bit more work however it dissolves in seconds and leaves no silicate residue as every other salt does....Awesome


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Accuracy is key

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Posted: 4/3/2014 from MCHENRY, IL UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I'll start out by saying I like the salt. I'm not sure if I'll like it a lot, only time will tell. So, since I've just started using it and have yet to form a true, honest opinion... I'm gonna give it 4 1/2 stars. My initial thoughts on it are as follows. First and foremost, accuracy is key. So, if you are going to use this salt, buy an accurate scale. Do not assume this is like any other salt you have used. Follow all measurements exactly as they are printed on the directions. I tried a test batch using the measuring cups provided and it didn't come even close to NSW. For this reason, I bought a digital scale. The second batch came out perfect. Second. I can't stress it enough. Accuracy is key. Follow the directions EXACTLY. I'm still trying to figure out a way to measure gallons of RODI water down to the hundredth of a gallon. As I stated before, the second batch came out perfect. However, those tests were only one gallon batches. Two hundredths of a gallon isn't going to produce measurable differences in any hobby level test kits. However, if you plan on very large volume water changes, I think it MIGHT be something to be aware of. Third. I really like the ability to control the levels of the elements. I can mix up a batch to my desired levels of salinity, calcium, alkalinity and magnesium. That did, however, take a bit of trial and error. Fourth. This salt mixes lighting fast without any trace of residuals floating around. No brownish film, no calcareous deposits. Nothing but crystal clear salt water. Lastly. I'll say it one more time. ACCURACY IS KEY! Do yourself a favor and buy an accurate scale.


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Finally an awesome salt

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Posted: 3/6/2014 from SAN JOSE, CA
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: A salt that mixes in a few minutes, leaves no residue and can be adjusted for the exact salinity, magnesium and calcium levels; I'm already a convert. I've used other brands like Ocean crystals, salinity, microbelift, Red Sea regular and Pro, KZ's Reefer's best salt and while they're all good or bad depending on what batch you get, this one is definitely the one I'm going to use going forward.


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Best mix available!!!

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Posted: 3/1/2014 from Chula Vista, CA UNITED STATES
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Comments: Hands down the best mix I have ever used and I was a hardcore Tropic Marin Pro Reef user for years... The parameters come out exactly the same every time with the use of a scale and you can use the mixed water almost immediately... No more shaking boxes or rolling buckets on the ground. The corals have better polyp extension and everything is fat and happy


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