Complete Turnaround By Roxy on 7/23/2016
Roxy wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
This is long, but I have to share. So I cycled my tank with IO Reef Crystals... But then I kept using it for some reason... Even though my water was "safe," (no ammonia, nitrite, etc), my reef parameters were always a little off no matter what I did.... Corals were doing poorly even with dosing and my ph and salinity was always hovering lower than I wanted, but within range. I didn't expect crazy algae since I was running a Phosban reactor, but I had terrible algae and cyano I had to constantly fight.... My water was milky and I didn't know why... I was losing my brain, but my friend suggested changing salt. I decided to get a uv sterilizer instead. It kind of worked to clear it up, but still a little hazy. I said... Alright fine, I'm changing the salt. Can it get much worse in the rectangular shaped money pit? (Wait, don't answer that) ................ My tank was completely CRYSTAL clear within hours of adding this salt. My corals all perked up and came alive, plus my ph and salinity have been stable. No algae, no cyano returns. I can't believe the tank I wanted was here all along. I want to say a miracle happened, and I don't care why or how, but I just realized the importance of quality salt. Do NOT buy cheap salt, even if it is very popular.
Great product By Aaron on 7/13/2016
Aaron wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
My corals and fish both love this salt. It is very easy to mix. I have tried a few other different salts and the lvls seem to change. every time I mix new water for water changes.
Solid Salt BUT By SnowManSnow on 7/13/2016
SnowManSnow wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
This salt is actually a good salt IMO. It mixes well, and does what it is suppose to do, BUT... for you SPS lovers out there BE AWARE this salt mixes to am alk of 12. THATS TWELVE. The bucket DOES inform you of this level, but it would be easy to purchase it without realizing it. For me no more red sea :( I need my levels closer to 8.0. Besides the high alk this is a quality salt.
Great salt By Dennis on 5/29/2016
Dennis would recommend this product to a friend
Now I watch a lot of the BRS TV videos I know what he said in the video. I also read the not so nice review here about this salt being salt on steroids. I recently ordered this salt switching from another popular brand. This salt does in fact dissolve faster and clearer. Here is how I did my switch over to this salt brand. Day one 2% water change. Day three 5% water change. Day seven 5% water change. So far everything is doing well and I think this salt is the brand I will be sticking with from here on. My parameters are doing great, corals are looking much better and fish seem to be doing well also. I plan on doing my next water change of 10% on day 14 and then doing a 10% water change from that point out. I think like when adding fish and coral to an aquarium when changing salt brands it is good to make the change in small increments to measure the impact the change may or may not have. I am really liking this salt right now. All parameters are great right from the mix.
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.