Reef Salt - Aquaforest

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Reef Salt has been specifically designed for demanding LPS and SPS tanks that do not use the probiotic method but require a high-quality salt with balanced parameters required for reef tanks.

Three Sizes Available:

  • 10 kg Bucket - Makes up to 70 gallons*

  • 22 kg Bucket - Makes up to 155 gallons*

  • 25 kg Box - Makes up to 175 gallons*


*Mixing @ 33ppt

  • Quick Overview

Reef Salt has been specifically designed for demanding LPS and SPS tanks that do not use the probiotic method but require a high-quality salt with balanced parameters required for reef tanks.

Three Sizes Available:

  • 10 kg Bucket - Makes up to 70 gallons*
  • 22 kg Bucket - Makes up to 155 gallons*
  • 25 kg Box - Makes up to 175 gallons*


*Mixing @ 33ppt

Reef Salt - Aquaforest

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10 kg Reef Salt
SKU: 210465
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22 kg Reef Salt
SKU: 210466
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25 kg Box Reef Salt
SKU: 210589
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Product Questions

Can Aquaforest Reef Salt be stored mixed , I purchased Reef Salt instead of Probiotic Reef Salt because I keep a larger batch mixed up then I use weekly , but on the container instructions it says to use within 5 days
Question by: darwin larson on Nov 16, 2016 9:38:00 AM
Great question! We do recommend following the manufacturer's directions for use. Using the product within their recommended time frame will help ensure that the levels claimed by them are still within those ranges. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Nov 16, 2016 11:01:00 AM

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Systems Guide


Aquaforest's Reef Salt is by far one of the best all around salts on the market for coral reef tanks. The parameters closely resemble ideal conditions found around ocean reefs and by following an Aquaforest system you can have a colorful, growing reef tank in no time.  The balance of elements, along with the high-quality components used to manufacture the salt allows it to mix quickly for immediate use.

  • Bromide Free
  • Nitrate and Phosphate free
  • Mixes quickly
  • Stable pH


How to Choose a Salt Mix:

it is very important to take your tanks requirements into account when choosing a salt mix. We suggest selecting a salt that closely resembled the balance of elements that is most similar to the range you wish to keep them at in your aquarium. 



Cl – 19000-19500 mg/l

Na – 10500-10600 mg/l

Mg – 1300-1380 mg/l

S – 840-890 mg/l

Ca – 410-440 mg/l

K – 380-400 mg/l

F – 1.2-1.3 mg/l

Fe – 0.08-0.09 mg/l

Sr – 7-9 mg/l

dKH – 7.4-8.2

pH – 7.8-8.2



Mixing Instructions:

Dissolve salt with RO/DI water in a clean container. To achieve a salinity of 33 ppt, we suggest starting with 1 kg (2.2lbs) of Probiotic reef salt per 7.1 gallons (27 liters) of RO/DI water. Stir the mixture vigorously until it is fully dissolved and clear. Once the solution is transparent check the salinity with a refractometer and then it can be used right away.


Note: We highly recommend heating your freshly made saltwater to match your tanks temperature, allowing for the best results.


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12 Items

  • Not bad By Jas on 5/9/2017

    It does the job, not sure it's better than any other salt. Strange sweet smell from my tanks when this salt is the main salt used. I prefer natural seawater aroma. High Mg, good ALK level
  • so far so good By Pt on 5/1/2017

    I have only done two batches but for me a good salt for the same reason maybe some do not like it I run a calcium reactor so the low alk is a plus since mine will run a bit high mixes faster and cleaner than anything i've tried so far I think its as good as the premium brands and a lot cheaper.
  • Not consistent By Daniel on 3/28/2017

    I had gone through a few different boxes of this salt, both different lot numbers. Each batch was inconsistent and either very high in magnesium, low in DKH , high in Ca. Could never dial in comp 1,2,3 with this product. Also the water was always yellow after mixing and even in the bucket after mixing it had a yellow residue. At the price of this salt, I shouldn't have to be altering the parameters for a water change. No longer a aquaforest user and staying far away for AF.

  • Parameters Way Off By Jeff on 3/27/2017

    Bought first box which was manufactured in June 2016 and used it in a new tank without testing the mix first. Found out later that Mg was >1500 even though the included spec sheet stated 1350.

    Thinking that this was a bad batch from from an otherwise reputable company I ordered a second box. Tested it first this time and again in excess of 1500 Mg plus over 500 for Cal and 8.2dkh for Alk. Completely different batch/lot number manufactured in Oct 2016. Not even close to what was printed on the test sheet or what was advertised. This is WAY outside of normal mix variation or random bad batches which speaks to an ongoing quality control issue.

    BRS, being awesome once again, refunded me for the 2nd box.
  • Params off: High Ca + Mg By Michael on 3/25/2017

    If you research this salt, there are multiple reports of high Ca/Mg on Reef2Reef, Reef Central, and Facebook. I'd hoped those were things of the past and it seemed to work for other users, but mine tests at Ca 520, Mg 1530 @ 34ppt. Two different calibrated refractometers. Purchased 02/17, shows a manufacture date of 11/16. The users here report good params, yet there are plenty of reports of bad params and my salt is bad. Buyer beware. I wish BRS could do an investigate or even report # complaints on this product.
  • best By dino on 3/24/2017

    this salt dissolve fast and spot on
  • Really impressed with this salt! By Corky on 3/15/2017

    I've been using HW for three years I love it but I didn't like the residue . I now really like this salt and dissolve supper fast and my numbers are sot on!
  • Water turns yellow and very low ALK By Pablos Reef on 2/27/2017

    Just made a video comparing to another new salt. Had high hopes but Alk was way to low 6.2-6.6 dKH, Ca 460-480, Mg 1440 and the water turns a yellowish color. For the price you are better off going with another salt.
  • Excellent Salt By Rich on 2/6/2017

    Dissolves faster than anything I have used before. Parameters are great, leaves no residue.
  • the best one.. By angel herrera on 2/4/2017

    y try a few brands for about 5 years...nothing compare with aquaforest....perfect parameters!!! nothing to think about this when you get real , alk 8.0 , cal 430 and mag 1026 salt and dissolves in only 15 minutes....
  • Best salt I've used By Ryan on 12/13/2016

    I've been reefing since 2003 and this is the fastest dissolving salt I have used. Within 15 minutes my 30g of water mixed completely clear. The parameters are close to what I run when mixed at 35 ppt. Corals seem happy so I'm happy.
  • Great Salt By Marinne on 11/20/2016

    dissolves fast and parameters aren't out of wack...mag is around 1350, calcium 420 and Alk is 7.9 at 1.025.