Stable Parameters By Vinny on 12/16/2014
Vinny would recommend this product to a friend
I'm new to saltwater(about 6 months in) and started with Instant Ocean salt mix. I constantly had to monitor/test my parameters and dose multiple elements. On top of that, I was getting terrible algae outbreaks.
My LFS recommended Red Sea Coral Pro Salt or Salinity Salt. I chose the Red Sea Coral Pro mix. I have a small tank(30 gal + 10 gal sump-about 6 gal of water in it) and perform 5 gal WCs every week(sometimes I will skimp and go 2 weeks before a WC). It took about 2 WCs before I REALLY noticed the results. All my parameters stabilized, the CYANO algae died/disappeared, GHA reduced. The only thing I have to dose now is magnesium and thats only if I go 2 weeks between WCs. I'm super satisfied with this salt mix. Unless something better comes along, this will be my lifetime salt mix.
Good Salt...Follow Mix Instructions By Daniel on 12/12/2014
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
I've had a few people vouch for this salt, so I made a purchase. The first thing I noticed was that the bucket was broken. Literally split in half. The only saving grace was that the salt was bagged in the bucket. I still would have preferred to keep the bucket that came with it, rather than use one of my own, but this is probably more of a shipping issue. I've been using it for a little over a month now, and everything in the tank is happy. One thing I've noticed, and have read, is that you need to follow the instructions closely. Mix for 1 hour or so, bring it up to temp and do your water change. Don't mix too long.
Great salt! By Nav on 12/9/2014
Nav would recommend this product to a friend
This is so far the best and my favorite salt. Awesome coral growth, really no need supplements.
Its my first time ordering here & based on other reviews I was afraid I might get a broken bucket (cos bad shipment handling) but was lucky to get it in perfect condition :)
perfect mix every time By richard on 12/2/2014
richard would recommend this product to a friend
This salt is amazing. Mixes quick and spec are as advertised.
Great mix By Keith on 11/29/2014
Keith would recommend this product to a friend
Great stuff I was using another salt brand That took forever to mix and my tank was always having issues this stuff now I just finished my first 55 gallon buck and I have noticed corals splitting like crazy regrowth and lots of growth in exisit inc corals. I just bought two more buckets and will continue to use this product in all my future tanks. Well worth the money and I don't normally write reviews. That's how awesome this stuff is.
Great mix By Toula on 11/21/2014
Toula would recommend this product to a friend
The only down fall was that when I opened my box the bucekt was broken on the bottom cutting into the bag of salt leaving salt everywhere in the box and the bucket (not happy). Being that I live in minnesota too the shipping was supurb overall! Other then that, this salt mix is GREAT! I'll recommend this to a friend but not the plastic bucket!
great stuff By Joe on 11/21/2014
Joe would recommend this product to a friend
I ordered this and it arrived supper fast! One thing that caught my eye was that the bucket it came in cracked and cut into the bag of the salt as well. Leaving salt everywhere in the bucket and in shipping box. I live in minnesota myself hence the fast shipping but i wouldnt think that the bucket would break that easily. Is there something we can do here? Other then that this product is great! I would reccomend this to every user out there.
Doing it wrong for so long! By Adam on 11/18/2014
Adam would recommend this product to a friend
I have been using the wrong salt mix for years and didn't even know it. I always thought i was getting a good product at a great price but it turns out that it was just cheap crap!!! I obtained a small bucket (55gal) in a kit i bought from BRS and figured i'd give it a try. I was amazed at first on how fast and clear it dissolved in my mixing bucket which was the first indicator it was far superior then what i have been using. After a few water changes using Red Sea, there was a noticeable difference with the corals as well. Every thing just seemed happier with better colors and polyp extension I haven't seen using the other cheaper brand. Will never use the cheap stuff ever again!!!
Can't get any Better! By Randy on 10/23/2014
Randy would recommend this product to a friend
What can I say, this is a great product. I set it up for my 80gal tank, mixed it up for a while and pumped it in. Everything came out perfect, no cloudiness. Love it and recommend it!
Great, Easy To Mix By Daniel on 9/17/2014
Daniel would recommend this product to a friend
The weight to water volume guidelines are spot-on with no precipitates. Mixes quickly and easily and offers just the right water parameters.
Great salt By Orlando on 9/17/2014
Orlando would recommend this product to a friend
Mixes fast and clear and ends up with good levels.
dissolves super quick By Kevin on 8/23/2014
Kevin would recommend this product to a friend
this is the only salt I will use, it dissolves and turns clear in about 15 mins making water changes painless. and I can trust the trace elements Cal Mag Alk will be inline.
Love it By mfief on 6/26/2014
mfief would recommend this product to a friend
I havent ever used any other salt mix. Why should I? It mixes easily and my numbers stay consistent week after week. A good friend recommended it to me when I started and I would recommend it as well
Great salt By Albert on 6/6/2014
Albert would recommend this product to a friend
The salt works really well. The values are as advertised and the salt mixes quickly. However, keep the saltwater agitated, in my experience, precipitates form if you allow the salt to sit too long undisturbed. I would definitely recommend this salt to anyone who is looking for a quality salt for their reef tank!
Works Great By cvolkers on 6/5/2014
cvolkers would recommend this product to a friend
I changed from Instant Ocean, it left scum or a film in my bucket. This so far is quick and easy, no film.
READ THE DIRECTIONS PEOPLE!!!! By jason on 5/29/2014
jason would recommend this product to a friend
IM SEEING ALL THESE NEGATIVE POSTS ABOUT CLOUDY WATER!! WELL FIRST OFF THIS MIX CAN NOT MIX LONGER THAN 4 HOURS PEOPLE. IF IT DOES THE CALCIUM LEVELS DROP DRAMATICALLY AND I MEAN BIG TIME. HEAT YOUR WATER, ME I GO TO 76 DEGREES THEN I ADD MY SALT AND I MIX FOR 3 HOURS. TURN OFF ALL PUMPS LET SIT FOR ANOTHER HOUR AND THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO CLOUDINESS. NONE. IF YOU DON'T FOLLOW DIRECTIONS THEN YOU SHOULDN'T KEEP A REEF TANK IN THE FIRST PLACE IMO.
Great Salt Mix By Maxwell on 5/19/2014
Maxwell would recommend this product to a friend
I switched to this product from Instant Ocean and don't regret it at all. Only negative I see is that the water is kind of cloudy in my bucket. I mix the water for 2 hours and let it sit for 24 hours until the water change. However, the water in my tank is crystal clear so I guess it clears up. I also have had problems with Instant Ocean clumping up, has not happened since the switch.
Excellent Product By David on 5/9/2014
David would recommend this product to a friend
Read the directions!! I have see many people complain about how this product clouds up. Here is my 2.5 cents.
1. This is probably the most important step....
Roll the bucket around for 5-10 minutes to redistribute the different size crystals that have settled during storage and shipping.
2. Raise your ro/di water to 68 deg.
3. Add the required amount of salt and let it circulate to mix for 1-2 hours.
4. STOP MIXING, raise the temp to 77
5. Do your water change
great salt By Michael on 3/18/2014
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
Have been doing using this salt mix for my last 6 or 7 water changes. The salt is very consistent and my coral growth and colors have been better since switching to this product. The only negative I have found is upon mixing the salt, the mix can be a bit cloudy if mixed too long. After doing the water change at night, the next morning my tank is perfectly clear again.
Great Product By Bill on 3/8/2014
Bill would recommend this product to a friend
I have used many different salt mixes and always come back to this product. My corals Very consistent make up and easy to mix. My corals do well with this product.
Awesome salt! Fragile container : ( By Bruce on 3/8/2014
Bruce would recommend this product to a friend
This stuff mixes up easy and my numbers are always good! My only complaint is the buckets are extremely weak and I've yet to receive one undamaged from shipping (and they are packaged in a heavy duty cardboard box). Thankfully none of the inner bags have tore open.
Some other brands of salt I've received in perfect condition with nothing more than a shipping label on the bucket.
best salt so far By peter on 3/3/2014
peter would recommend this product to a friend
i've tried a few different salts and this one seems to raise the levels up without you having to do it afterwards. seems all the other salts are way low on the mag, alk, and cal.
First Time mixing my own salt By Adam on 2/21/2014
Adam would recommend this product to a friend
I used to buy the premixed water from the big brick and mortar store for my nano. I don't know why I didn't switch to mixing my own years ago. It's so easy and cost soooooo much less.
The only salt I will ever use for my reef. By Burnie on 2/20/2014
Burnie would recommend this product to a friend
I have tried other salt varieties, but Red Sea Coral Pro Salt is 2nd to none in my opinion, I've never had issues with clumping that I had with previous brands. The PH remains stable and all of it dissolves which was an issue in the past as well.The only drawback is its expensive to ship, but the way around that if you can afford to buy 3 BRS ships free at $175.00
good product By Ben on 2/6/2014
Ben would recommend this product to a friend
I have been out of the hobby for a couple of years and wanted to try a different product. Mixes well and levels are good.
Great Salt By Samuel on 2/1/2014
Samuel would recommend this product to a friend
I had a fellow reefer refer me to this type of salt after I was using Instant Ocean Salt and was unable to maintain my calc and alk levels. After switching to Red Sea Coral Pro, I have not had to dose two part as much as I usually used to do. I would recommend this product to all reefers.
mixed reaction By Robert on 1/28/2014
Robert would recommend this product to a friend
I heard many good things about this salt. I got it and did a few water changes. My coral had mixed reactions, some went dormant others thrived. Easy to mix and use. I use 1/2 cup per gallon of water and i get proper salinity levels.
Don't even look at others! By Steve on 1/20/2014
Steve would recommend this product to a friend
I have been reefing for about 7 years and do not use any other salt! It keeps the parameters perfect, I stopped dosing everything (even B-ionic) once I started using this salt so I won't be looking back. I do 10% water changes every other week and don't have to worry about anything else. Note that I do not keep SPS corals though.
Coral Pro Salt By Nate on 1/17/2014
Nate would recommend this product to a friend
I have used this salt since the start of my system. I have read that once you find a salt that your tank responds well to stay with it. This salt does just that. I instantly see results from all my corals as soon as I do a water change. With in a few days you can see new growth. so far all the levels are in check. Overall, this is a really good salt. If you are on the fence about this, go ahead and give it a try. It mixes up in a few hours. it says 1.6 pounds per 5 gals. i use a digital scale and convert it to OZ. Which for 5 gal it is 25.6 oz.. Every time I do a 5 gal water change and use that ratio it is spot on at 1.025 S.G. hope this helps.
So far so good. By Brian on 12/13/2013
Brian would recommend this product to a friend
Mixed clear with Alk 11 and PH 8.3 after about 3 hours. Has a fine consistency kind of like BRS soda ash.
Haven't tested other params but trust their stats.
Like others have said they need to do something about the buckets. It's in a plastic bag inside the bucket but still leaking salt out everywhere upon arrival. Cracked bottom.
Great Product By Christopher on 12/12/2013
Christopher would recommend this product to a friend
This salt is the best I have used so far. It dissolves quickly and I get consistent readings on calcium and magnesium batch to batch. Corals definitely look healthier since using this salt.
Easily best salt in the market By Oscar on 11/24/2013
Oscar would recommend this product to a friend
I switched over to this salt after using reef crystals for over a year in my nano. My corals after a month started to show vivid amazing colors. I made keeping all my levels in a steady pace real simple, But also brought everything I needed in a salt that most brands didn't. I'm glad i made the switch. You will not regret it either.
Only salt i use By brian on 11/22/2013
brian would recommend this product to a friend
i made the mistake and tried others and i have to say that i significant differences in the very short time i used the "other" salt. i will only use red sea coral pro. and even better when i buy it from BRS.
Good stuff By sean on 11/20/2013
sean would recommend this product to a friend
I just started using this, but so far so good no complaints .
Great salt By Herbert on 10/23/2013
Herbert would recommend this product to a friend
Was having problems with pH using another brand of salt. After several large water changes with Red Sea pro salt, the pH corrected and now is stable. Very happy with the results and will continue using this salt mix.
Better than the rest By gemamanda on 10/21/2013
gemamanda would recommend this product to a friend
My corals were barely surviving with other salt mixes, not they are not just thriving, but multiplying and growing quickly! Highly recommend.
Excellent By Cory on 10/18/2013
Cory would recommend this product to a friend
There are a ton of reviews on this salt. And reefers have a ton of opinions of which salt is the best. So it comes down to what is best for you. This salt works for me because it mixes well, it is consistent from batch to batch, and when I test the mixed water I get the ratio of elements I am looking for. I have had better results with Red Sea than Instant Ocean. But I have friends who say the opposite. If your not using Red Sea, give it a shot and see how it works for you. For me the result has been healthier corals. Just don't use the cool looking leftover buckets for water storage....they leak :-)
Awesome product! By J on 10/15/2013
J would recommend this product to a friend
RSCP salt is awesome! Switched to this after hearing that it was better for coral growth. Got some browned out SPS from someone and after a couple of weeks in the RSCP, all the sticks have color now and great polyp extension. Also made my zoas and palys spread like crazy! Will not use another salt after this!
Great Salt Bad Packaging By Jake Wilkerson on 10/15/2013
Jake Wilkerson would recommend this product to a friend
I've ordered both sizes now. Each time the bucket comes with a huge crack down the side. I don't know about everyone else but I like to get my money's worth and re purpose those buckets.
Disappointing but I still love the salt.
cloudy water, brown filter pads By mikec on 10/14/2013
mikec wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
At first I couldn't figure out where the brown was coming from on my filter pads and filter sock. I thought maybe it was GFO. Then I changed back to reef crystals and it cleared up, also my water is now crystal clear. Something is wrong with this salt, I am very disappointed.
Great growth on my zoos! By Scott on 10/9/2013
Scott would recommend this product to a friend
Mixes a little cloudy, directions say not to mix over 4 hours. I have 3 high end zoos I purchased that were sticking around with 3 polyps and now they have 9-10 polyps each. Acans are growing new heads as well. This only after 3 weekly 20% water changes. Prior to this I used Reef Crystals, it mixed super clear over night but I did not see this kind of growth.
I know this is a top notch salt I did not use it yet I will soon (175 Gal Bucket) By Kenneth on 9/5/2013
Kenneth would recommend this product to a friend
The order arrived quickly as I have come to expect from BRS the only issue was the bucket was shipped in a box with the shipping label on the side of the bottom of the box, so the shipper handled it with the lid down when I opened the lid was destroyed and completely off the bucket salt had leaked out of the bag I don't know how much salt was lost? also the metal handle was badly bent, I am glad I had a empty spare salt bucket, I save the empty buckets for water changes etc, I called BRS they offered me a couple options to make it right (Thanks BRS) I must just be having bad luck lately, Past salt purchases I have made online from a other site ships the salt with the label on the bucket making it easier for the shipper to handle the heavy product, the next time I will ask for the bucket not to be put in a box since this is the first time out of 4 5gal purchases one was damaged in transit! I am not going to stop buying from BRS just sharing my experience.
Had Red Sean and ran out By Sean on 8/28/2013
Sean would recommend this product to a friend
I bought Red Sea awhile ago and ran out, was using up some salt that was given to me, and now am out of that thankfully, looking forward to using Red Sea again since my corrals like it and it supplies more of what I need for my tank
Best By Heifinator on 8/19/2013
Heifinator would recommend this product to a friend
This is the best salt out there in my opinion, I have tried everything and nothing touches this stuff.
Years of healthy tanks By Kris on 8/6/2013
Kris would recommend this product to a friend
I have been using this salt for a long time. I tried a few others along the way, but this is the most consistent mix out there. My tank is very healthy due to regular water changes and coral pro salt.
?????not for me??????? By Pietro on 7/11/2013
Pietro wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I really wanted this salt to work for me. I read the reviews, and decided it was what I wanted to start my 180g. reef with. The first time I mixed the salt with RODI water it seemed a little cloudier than I was accustomed. I let it rest and the next day added to tank. After four months of use, I did a large water with Instant Ocean and I noticed the clarity of the water from end to end of the tank was crystal clear and coral seem to be responding to weekly water changes. This product just not for me. I could see no benefits except a cool bucket.
Best salt mix out there By Luis on 7/5/2013
Luis would recommend this product to a friend
Mixes consistently and clears up quickly. I also noticed my corals seem to have better growth after switching over from my old brand of salt mix. Definitely would recommend this mix!
great product By Michael on 7/3/2013
Michael would recommend this product to a friend
salt mixes clear and fast. after a year of using it I've seen better polyp extention and color on my sps. always mixes to the correct peramiters and helps keep my tank in check.