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.