I use this for qt tanks By Alex on 5/15/2015
Alex would recommend this product to a friend
I use other salt mixes that I feel mix better and have better numbers for my main tank that has corals, but for qt tanks where you do a lot of water changes because of meds, this is much more economical and works great.
I got the bucket one first and then the box after that. The box has 4 bags inside that are 50 gallons worth of salt each, so I just dump one in the bucket whenever I use it all and am good to go for another 50 gallons. If I know I will be using a lot, I use 2 bags and still have room to spare. The bucket is nice because of the seal, it keeps the salt dry even in the humid south where I live.
best of its class By Machote on 3/27/2015
Machote would recommend this product to a friend
i think on my personal opinion that in the range of this price of salt this one is the best i also like oceanic because u can prepare it fast but reef crystal have better results for me, 0 phosphates and i like to buy the one of 200 gals instead of 160 to save some money
All I use! By Wade on 2/10/2015
Wade would recommend this product to a friend
I have always had great results with this product, highly recommend!
Good stuff! By Terrie on 12/3/2014
Terrie would recommend this product to a friend
I was told about this. I bought a box, gave it a try, and have stuck with it every since.
The only draw back is it does not dissolve as described, but I also mix it at least 5 - 7 days ahead of time so that's not an issue.
Buy the box, it comes with 3 bags... the bucket does get hard to open after awhile.. I always had to get someone to open it for me!
It was time for a change By Adam on 11/18/2014
Adam wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Been using the reef crystals for years and wished i would of smartened up a long time ago and switched salt mixes. It never really dissolved as quickly as it claimed and there was always residual salt left in the bucket. Very cloudy even after sitting for a while, and would leave the tank cloudy for about a day after water change. I guess this salt is ok in a pinch, but would rather use a better quality salt mix. Corals not only look better now that i switched from reef crystals but look healthier as well.
good consistent mix By Josh on 7/13/2014
Josh would recommend this product to a friend
Been using it for over 4 yes with no complaints
My go-to salt By Albert on 6/29/2014
Albert would recommend this product to a friend
What can I say? This salt dissolves fast, and is incredibly affordable. The parameters of the mixed saltwater is also in line with what I need to keep my corals healthy. Sure there are a lot of other great salt out there, but for the price I would highly recommend reef crystals!
Possibly Bad Batch IO By Jim on 6/27/2014
Jim wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
I've used IO for many years and have not felt the need for the overpriced boutique salts. I bought two 200g boxes for a new tank build. This batch seems to be severely lacking in CA and it does not come close to its claim of "When dissolved in pure water to a specific gravity of 1.026, Instant Ocean® should provide a solution that has 400 mg/L calcium ion and 1320 mg/L magnesium ion." I tested Ca and KH, at 1.024, and while KH is 10.5 Ca is so low its off the Red Sea chart at ~150. The lowest they go is .58/290. That test was verified and after adding 4 tsp of Turbo Calcium levels measured 400 the next day. I should also add that the levels are probably lower being I had a calcium reactor online several days prior to testing.
GREAT SALT By Ezy33 on 4/18/2014
Ezy33 would recommend this product to a friend
I find the box easier to handle and the 50 gallon bags reduces clumping. Having it delivered to my front door makes my life easier!
Industry Standard By Donald on 4/1/2014
Donald would recommend this product to a friend
Reef Crystals are pretty much the standard in reef keeping. It dissolves fast and is well formulated. Highly recommended to anyone!
Highly Recommend By Brad Shook on 4/1/2014
Brad Shook would recommend this product to a friend
I have been using Reef Crystals for 6+ Years for all my Reef Tanks. I have tried several other salts but I always come back to Reef Crystals. It is by far the best Salt on the Market.
Reef Crystals By Todd on 4/1/2014
Todd would recommend this product to a friend
I love this product. Corals are doing great on this mix!
been using since day 1 By Aaron on 4/1/2014
Aaron would recommend this product to a friend
I have used reef crystals since i started my tank over 2 years ago, i keep many lps and sps corals and they are doing very well.
works great By Richard on 4/1/2014
Richard would recommend this product to a friend
What else can be said this salt dissolves great and easy to use corals seem to love and respond well to the additives in this mix as well. highly recommend
Best Salt Mix By Adam on 4/1/2014
Adam would recommend this product to a friend
This is the salt mix you want to go with. It dissolves fast and has my corals looking a lot better. It also does not make my skimmer go crazy like the other salts that ive used. I have tried a couple other brands and none compare to reef crystals. I will only buy this from now on.
Great product By Ryan on 4/1/2014
Ryan would recommend this product to a friend
Love the product but really needs screw on type lid, snap lid is hard on the fingers after while, but its still my favor of the sea salts for my reef
great salt By Raul on 4/1/2014
Raul would recommend this product to a friend
i've used a couple of different salt mixes before but this is by far my favorite. corals seem to be doing better with regular water changes with this salt
Utilize free shipping By AARON on 4/1/2014
AARON would recommend this product to a friend
Salt mix is something you can afford to stock up on, the price here is great and when combined with free shipping you cant beat it. It is full of trace elements that my corals and other inverts love
good stuff By Andrew on 4/1/2014
Andrew would recommend this product to a friend
have been using this product for years, essential elements are right on and dissolves quickly
Great Salt, Great Price By JOEL on 4/1/2014
JOEL would recommend this product to a friend
I have a large system, and with all the salt choices available, this is my favorite for the price and quality. I have nothing but great polyp extension and crystal clear water all the time, and I think this salt has something to do with that.
One of, if not THE, best salt mixes out there. By Jeff on 4/1/2014
Jeff would recommend this product to a friend
I order this salt in large quantities with my friend, and let me say, this is the best salt that I have used on my heavy sps reef tank. It has everything I want in a salt mix. From magnesium, to trace elements and everything in between.
I would reccomend this to a friend.
The Best Salt For Reef Setups By Roy on 4/1/2014
Roy would recommend this product to a friend
I've used only Reef Crystals in my reef tank for over 7 years now. It has withstood the test of time and is a great value. It's the only salt I trust with my tank.
Great Reef Salt! By Tyler on 4/1/2014
Tyler would recommend this product to a friend
I have been using Instant ocean sea salt for a year now and my corals are looking great
Salt is awesome By fishman on 4/1/2014
fishman would recommend this product to a friend
This salt has the essential Elements it has everything that a reef tank will need its highly recommended to any reef geek