Decent, but pricey salt By JShep5 on 3/5/2017
JShep5 wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I have used just this salt in a new 125g build. I have had issues with levels, precipitate, residue and debris in the mix.
I have used 4 boxes of this mix. I mix using heated, RODI water and mix to 1.025sg.
Each time I get residue in my mixing container, on my pumps and heaters in the sump and display. I also get precipitate that is present in the water for 2 days after adding to the display. The levels are not good either. Dkh is 8~, Cal is 380 and Mag is 1280.
More of a concern is the debris. In the first two boxes there were small pieces of white plastic. In the recent two boxes, there were small pieces of brown paper that ended clogging my mixing pump at one point.
BRS has been great about the issues and refunded me for my recent purchase. However, HW has been silent even with two emails and anot attempted phone call.
I will be switching to Red Sea Coral Pro.
Hw marinemix By Nick on 3/1/2017
Nick would recommend this product to a friend
Swithed to this salt a while ago. Im 4 boxes in and the parameters have been almost 100% the same and consistent between the boxes. You can tell when mixing the difference between synthetic salt and regular. This stuff disolves and clears up very quickly. I have 45 gallons mixed up all the time and have my DOS hooked up changing 3 gallons daily. The tank loves this stuff.
Excellent Salt By Dennis on 2/5/2017
Dennis would recommend this product to a friend
I decided to use this mix on a new tank after watching the BRS 160 build. No complaints here.
Great salt By John on 1/28/2017
John would recommend this product to a friend
I have been using this salt, Reefer, for about 1 year now. I love how easy and quickly it mixes. The salt cloud clears quickly and the salt parameters are very consistent. I also find that my mix tank stays cleaner much longer than the other salts that i have used. My corals love it and appear very happy.
Good parameters but issues By Design1stCode2nd on 1/28/2017
Design1stCode2nd wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I was using standard Instant Ocean but had a number of issues with not enough of the correct minerals so I tried HW. First the good, HW has excellent parameters which is what I wanted.
Now for the bad, I have to use 2-4 cups more salt per 20g to get 1.026sg.
It leaves a heavy precipitant layer in my mixing barrel coats my pump and heater where Instant Ocean did not. I have to throw out 5%-10% as it doesn’t thoroughly mix
Came in large rocks that had to be broken up instead of loose salt.
Best There Is By AquariumSpecialistsMN on 1/12/2017
AquariumSpecialistsMN would recommend this product to a friend
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
Zbob wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
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
Jeffrey would recommend this product to a friend
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
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
I'm very pleased with the salt and the parameters. Consistent
Great Salt your corals will love. By Adam on 12/14/2016
Adam would recommend this product to a friend
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.