Great Product - Trusted Brand By RJS6711 on 5/4/2016
RJS6711 would recommend this product to a friend
When I chose my first reef tank a couple of months ago, I went with a Red Sea Reefer. However, being a brand-loyalist, I stuck with a brand of salt that I was familiar with from years of keeping FOWLR tanks - Instant Ocean. Because I was building a reef tank, I chose reef crystals, which I had not previously had reason to try before. I was very disappointed with the result.
Now, I don't want to unfairly blame all of my water chemistry problems on the Instant Ocean folks. After all, I am using a few other products for the first time that could have contributed to some of my issues (such as live sand and reef saver dry rock) - who knows. But I had one heck of a time trying to keep my water chemistry in the target range for pH, alkalinity and calcium. I tried to buffer it and ended up with carbonate precipitation (milky water).
I decided to do a water change and used Red Sea Coral Pro Salt Mix and like what I'm seeing so far in terms of those same water chemistry factors.
I highly recommend this product and have been happy with all of the Red Sea products I have used thus far. Spend a little more up front and save yourself frustration later - go with Red Sea salt and test kits. They are worth the extra few bucks. Happy reeling. Robert
??? By NewFisher77 on 4/18/2016
NewFisher77 would recommend this product to a friend
I cant really give an opinion on this as ive never mixed water before and had a friend mix this up for me to start my aquarium.
Corals By jose on 3/25/2016
jose would recommend this product to a friend
I use Instant Ocean for my 95 Gallon tank . I only have fish . I want to get corals . Can I still use instant ocean salt with a calcium reactor
Works well By Sam on 3/12/2016
Sam would recommend this product to a friend
fish and sps/lps seem happy. Also like the small buckets :)
Very Good By Dimitri on 3/7/2016
Dimitri would recommend this product to a friend
Very Good it does exactly what it says...
So far so good By Jeff H on 2/18/2016
Jeff H would recommend this product to a friend
Shipping was quick and packaged well. Mixes extremely well and so far so good on growth, I did notice a small amount of additional algae growth but my Magnificent Foxface happily took care of that. All in all a great product....just a bit pricey, which is my reason for 4 stars.
Great salt mix By Rachelle on 2/15/2016
Rachelle would recommend this product to a friend
I have been using this salt mix since the start of my tank. All my corals seem to really enjoy it, my nems look amazing, my zoas are spreading and my fish and inverts are doing great!
Great Salt Mix By Kyle on 2/10/2016
Kyle would recommend this product to a friend
I really like this salt. I switched from reef crystals about 2 months ago and have noticed and overall more stable tank. I love that it does a great job of keeping Calcium, Alkalinity, and Magnesium in check along with other trace elements.
The salt mixes very easy and having the nice little bucket makes it easier to keep then having a reef crystals bag where the slightest moisture would make your salt clump. With the bucket you can fold the bag and close the lid and have the salt ready to go for your next water change.
The price is a little more expensive but I really think it is worth it. I am about to set up a new tank and will be using this salt from the get go.
won't ever use anything else By katy on 1/30/2016
katy would recommend this product to a friend
I have a 7.5 gallon nano tank with lps and sps and this salt makes my life so easy. many small water changes a week with no protein skimmer and feeding of the tank on a schedule and everything looks amazing. It makes my life so easy considering the challenge of a nano tank and keeping parameters in check for the sps. I do not have do dose calcium or anything else when I keep up with water changes. Love this salt.
better but cost more By hondafishguy on 1/26/2016
hondafishguy would recommend this product to a friend
i can only compare to reef crystals but it mixes much faster and does not leave a brown residue. it does cost much more but it is a better salt i gave it a 4 star only because of the cost. when i make salt water its 55 gallons at a time in a plastic drum, i feel like sometimes a have to add a little more salt sometimes over other times but from what i can tell it does keep the PH, alkalinity and calcium levels higher which is a good thing. i will keep using it even with it costing more! i love the fact i don't have to clean the brown crap out of mu mixing drum anymore