HW-Marinemix Reefer Salt Mix 160 Gallons - HW Wiegandt

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HW-Marinemix Reefer Salt Mix 160 Gallons - HW Wiegandt

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Quick Overview

Why does BRS recommend this?


We have been using HW salt in our office tanks for a while with great success.  The salt is very consistent and mixes quickly and clean.  With no unnecessary added chemicals that most salt mixes add to appear clean, HW has passed the test, and standards that many public aquariums and high end displays require in a salt mix.


hw-Marinemix Reefer Salt Mix is a high purity blend of salt mix produced using a synthetic process and does not contain any recycled components. Created specifically for the reef aquarium and the constant demand for minerals, trace elements, amino acids and biocatalysts. Provides enhanced calcium and magnesium concentrations for vigorous growth of corals.



  • One of the first synthetic salt mixes ever produced

  • No anti-caking agents

  • No chemical or environmental pollutants, no nitrates, phosphates or silicates

  • Natural, stable pH and optimal alkalinity

  • Contains no EDTA which can chelate many necessary trace elements

  • Optimized with amino acids and organically stabilized iodine - great for the reef hobbyist

  • Makes approx. 160 Gallons of solution at 1.024 salinity

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Product Questions

I am currently using tropic marin actif salt mix. If I wanted to switch to this hw-Marine Mix, can I just switch for my next partial water change or do I need to make the transition more gradual?
Question by: Bryan on May 8, 2016 8:36:00 AM
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How much do I use for this 30 gallon tank? I tried to find the direction but nothing for mixing direction per gallon.
Question by: Max McLaughlin on Jun 28, 2016 2:48:00 PM
Great question!
Salt mixes typically do not include an exact amount to use rather you will use a refractometer and slowly add salt until you reach 1/026 SG or 35 PPT. Typically you can start with 1/2 cup per gallon and increase from there.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 28, 2016 5:56:00 PM
Is this packaged in one bag in the box?
Question by: Steven on Jun 14, 2016 8:42:00 PM
Great question!
This will be an individual bag with all of the salt. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Jun 15, 2016 10:32:00 AM
if i use this salt mix will i need supplements?
Question by: johnathan on May 23, 2016 2:20:00 PM
Great question! HW is optimized with amino acids and organically stabilized iodine, it contains a proprietary blend of trace elements so there really isn't a need for additives.
Answer by: Carter (Admin) on May 25, 2016 3:19:00 PM
the details of this salt state that

BRS recommends using a complete salt mix, to save money and time on testing supplies and major element adjustments. Upon BRS analysis - hw-Marinemix Reefer contained Calcium at 445-450 ppm, Alk of 9.0 dKH, Magnesium at 1380 ppm.

at what salinity was this tested at?
Question by: scott fernandez on Aug 8, 2015 10:30:00 PM
Great question, this was tested at 1.026 SG or 35 PPT. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Aug 10, 2015 4:41:00 PM
I can't seem to find the composition of the ingredients of this salt. Do you have the list of the ingredients/percentages etc.? Thanks.
Question by: Tariq on May 17, 2016 8:00:00 AM
Upon BRS analysis - hw-Marinemix Reefer contained Calcium at 445-450 ppm, Alk of 9.0 dKH, Magnesium at 1380 ppm This is an entire box mixed at a 1.026 SG
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on May 18, 2016 6:45:00 PM

Full Details

hw-Marinemix Reefer Salt Mix is highly used for reef hobbyists across Europe. hw-Wiegandt has been producing aquarium salt for over 50 years experience producing salt mix, boasting its professional use in public aquariums, universities and research facilities since 1968.

 

hw-Marinemix is produced under strict quality control guidelines using a biocatalyst system based on the analysis of natural seawater.

 

BRS recommends using a complete salt mix, to save money and time on testing supplies and major element adjustments. Upon BRS analysis - hw-Marinemix Reefer contained Calcium at 445-450 ppm, Alk of 9.0 dKH, Magnesium at 1380 ppm.

 

Mixing Instructions - Add 1/2 cup of HW Reefer Salt to 1 Gallon of RO/DI water. Let it mix until it is clear and test the specific gravity of the solution. Add salt or water as needed to meet your desired salinity.

 

20 Kg box

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  • Best There Is By AquariumSpecialistsMN on 1/12/2017

    I've tried ever salt readily available. Some salts leave residues, some burn your hands even after full mixing, and some are inconsistent. This salt mixes fast and clean. I trust this salt in all my systems from reef to fish only. This is the only salt I will EVER use!
  • Threw off tank By Zbob on 1/3/2017

    I was using instant ocean reef crystals, I had a bad bucket introducing phosphates into my tank so I figured I would give this a try. Did a 10g water change in a 75g and my zoanthids and gap were shriveled up for days. This salt also caused my protein skimmer to overflow. It has been 3 days and I still can't turn my protein skimmer back on. Never had any of these issues before.
  • Works Perfect By Jeffrey on 12/19/2016

    This salt is the best I've used. Mixes quick and no junk or residue if you use it right away.
  • Great Results By Michael on 12/15/2016

    I'm very pleased with the salt and the parameters. Consistent
  • Great Salt your corals will love. By Adam on 12/14/2016

    On my second box of HW reefer salt and may be the salt I will stick with for quite some time in the future. I was using Red Sea Coral Pro before the switch and have nothing bad to say about that brand...very good salt as well. The reason I did switch is because the red sea seamed to be less consistent at times but not dramatically that it would cause huge issues. The HW has been spot on every time, every water change. It mixes fast and clear with no residue like the red sea and my sps and lps corals respond great to it with excellent polyp extension and colour immediately after the water change.

    All in all, a great synthetic salt the mixes perfectly every time.
  • Best salt mix By Kenny on 12/14/2016

    This is the best salt mix I have used. It a bit on the expensive side but it really worth it. I have the best growth on my coral with this salt compare to other branch. I have used red sea once but my coral never open up until I switch this branch.
  • It works By Sasquatch on 12/11/2016

    I've been using this salt for about 6 months now....it mixes quick and doesn't leave residue....also I haven't seen anything floating like some people have said...seems to be a good salt...I use red Sea coral pro before which is also a good salt.
  • Keeps trying it!! By Badabing on 12/10/2016

    On my fourth box , first was loose and great, second was a huge block of salt, third was a huge block of salt, went in sale so I'm trying again, fourth was perfect!! I keep using because I like the parameters and it mixes in an hour!! Wish me luck
  • HW salt mix By Darren on 12/9/2016

    I like the way HW mixes and this salt has been proven over many years
  • Messed up my tank By Eric on 11/24/2016

    I switched from instant ocean to this for my water changes and my tank almost crashed. The major elements were matched in my tank before switching to this salt but all my Acros got STN shortly after switching. Also killed a hammer coral.
  • Great Salt By Eric on 11/2/2016

    Mixes clean with consistent parameters. None of the brown anti-caking sludge like with instant ocean.I like how the alkalonity is lower at 9 than some of the other mixes.
  • White residue By Jerzyray on 10/20/2016

    I bought a box of this salt to set up my new reef tank. I bought an new rodi new food grade bucket power head and heater just for mixing. No matter what I try it get floating particularly on water surface and white residue all over power head and heater. I guess I will try the red sea salt next