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
Good Salt mix at great price By Dip on 4/1/2014
Dip would recommend this product to a friend
I used this salt mix for the first time couple of weeks ago and i am very happy with it. This salt is a great value for the price here at BRS. I have a nano tank so this is going to last quite some time.
reliable By William on 4/1/2014
William would recommend this product to a friend
i keep hearing about people having problems with other salt mixes but instant ocean seems to be the most trusted by their users, i have had no problems with it
Great Stuff! By Adam on 4/1/2014
Adam would recommend this product to a friend
I have never used any supplements of any kind and my tank is doing awesome with this stuff. I change 15 % of my water weekly and always get a huge coralline blume. i love this salt!!
Great cheap salt mix!!! By DUC on 4/1/2014
DUC wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
Switched from Corals pro to this and never turned back.
great product By Byron on 4/1/2014
Byron would recommend this product to a friend
this product has always performed flawlessy
Great Product By Joe on 4/1/2014
Joe would recommend this product to a friend
This has been my choice of salt. Dissolves easily, and all tank inhabitants seem to enjoy all of the trace minerals/etc in the mix.
Only salt I'll use By David on 4/1/2014
David would recommend this product to a friend
This salt has never raised my phosphates or nitrates. Corals and fish are happy and I've had no problems growing coralline algae.
Great Salt By James on 4/1/2014
James would recommend this product to a friend
Mixed well, directions on the back were easy to fallow.
a good cheap salt By Earl on 4/1/2014
Earl wouldn't recommend this product to a friend
When I first switched from regular IO to RC I was very happy. I dont know if I just had a bad batch but levels were a bit off. Ca 360, DKH 6, Mg 1400. This is the first batch that was "off" out of the past 2 years.
Caviar for coral growth! By Jackie on 4/1/2014
Jackie would recommend this product to a friend
LOL, seriously, Reef Crystals is the best out there. Alk is on target with every change and this has been a problem for me when I've tried other salts. My fish and corals do exceptionally well.
Good product By Greg on 4/1/2014
Greg would recommend this product to a friend
Mixes easy animals seem happy, No need for trace elements to be added, just do water changes.
My favorite sea salt! By Sarah on 4/1/2014
Sarah would recommend this product to a friend
I've been using this in my reef for years. Although, alkalinity is a bit low, magnesium and calcium are perfect. I add extra alkalinity to the mixed water change water to suit my aquarium needs. Highly recommended!
Great product By Jeremy on 4/1/2014
Jeremy would recommend this product to a friend
Love the added benefits over the standard mix.
one of the best salt mix out there By reginald on 4/1/2014
reginald would recommend this product to a friend
this comes with a high Alk (around 14dkh) my sps always seem to grow faster after a water change made with this salt. The calcium on it is about 390-400. FLAWLESS.
Great Stuff By Charles on 4/1/2014
Charles would recommend this product to a friend
Was recommended to me by a friend when I started this hobby 2 years later still using it. Great salt.
Works Great By jonathan on 4/1/2014
jonathan would recommend this product to a friend
I have never had a problem with this salt and I have used it for years. Just be sure to mix slowly because if you dump it in all at once then you might get cloudy water.
Solid! By Brad on 4/1/2014
Brad would recommend this product to a friend
A little extra money over the plain Instant Ocean but well worth it.
Great price for a great salt! By BK on 4/1/2014
BK would recommend this product to a friend
Hard to beat BRS's price for this salt. Purchase in bulk to get the free shipping!
Great for corals By turtleghandi on 4/1/2014
turtleghandi would recommend this product to a friend
I was using the regular Instant Ocean salt and even some Top Fin salt with my 135 gallon reef tank and it did OK, but my corals really opened up when I switched over to Reef Crystals. My mushrooms opened up and their colors really popped. My zoanthids are looking better and my Kenya tree is taking over the rock it is on. Having seen how well my corals are looking with Reef Crystals, I wouldn't use anything else for my corals.
Water Changes made easy By Eazy Feezy on 4/1/2014
Eazy Feezy would recommend this product to a friend
Reef Crystals is a good synthetic salt. If your doing massive water changes to combat a problem with nitrate or phosphate issues it works great, but be aware that the bacterium do better with a natural sea salt. They can thrive just fine if the parameters are right but it's a whole lot easier with a natural product. I like to do at least 2 small water changes a month with 1 of natural sea salt and 1 of synthetic sea salt. This helps keep the levels stable though not necessary, my Angels do seem to appreciate it.
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good salt By John on 4/1/2014
John would recommend this product to a friend
i used this salt for years it has keep perameters ok as i was bad at maintenance i have now started using a higher grade salt and the brs additives cal, alk, and mag
Love this stuff By Brian on 4/1/2014
Brian would recommend this product to a friend
I've been using this salt mix for years and can't really say anything bad about it. It mixes as well as any good salt mix and I like the high levels of calcium and magnesium that this mix has, keeps my two part dosing to a minimum. As far as BRS goes, i can't find this salt cheaper anywhere else. If all you need is salt grab three and and get the free shipping, can't beat free shipping. Thanks BRS you got a customer for life.
so far so good By pt on 4/1/2014
pt would recommend this product to a friend
bought reef crystals and dry rock good price on salt and the rocks were better than expected for the price so far very happy with bulk reef thanks Paul in south carolina
Easy By Keith on 4/1/2014
Keith would recommend this product to a friend
The reef crystals are great for a new setup basically just add water. The big 3 were great right off . Keeps tank really close when doing a WC