- Aquarium Salt Mix - Red Sea
Red Sea Salt provides the biologically balanced, natural levels of the foundation elements (Calcium, Magnesium & Carbonates) necessary for mature aquariums and enhanced coral coloration. BRS recommends using a complete salt mix, to save money and time on testing supplies and major element adjustments.
Two Sizes Available:
- 55 Gallon Mix
- 175 Gallon Mix
Element Levels @ 35.5 PPT
- pH: 8.2 - 8.4
- Alkalinity: 7.8 - 8.2 DKH
- Calcium: 420 - 440 mg/l
- Magnesium: 1250 - 1310 mg/l
- Potassium: 380 - 400 mg/l
The new formula of Red Sea Salt is the product of years of research into the physiological demands of corals in the reef aquarium.
Unlike the natural reef environment, which has an immeasurable reservoir of all 57 elements, a reef aquarium is an artificial environment that is constantly affected by coral growth and other ongoing biological processes.
Red Sea Salt is formulated for use with RO water. Both Coral Pro and regular Red Sea Salt use the same raw materials, including the unique Sodium Chloride harvested from the Red Sea reef, and both have optimally balanced ratios between the foundation elements: Coral Pro Salt contains elevated levels of foundation elements set for accelerated coral growth, while Red Sea Salt contains natural levels set for mature aquariums and enhanced coral coloration.
Best That I've Tried By Dick on 5/31/2018Dick would recommend this product to a friendOver the years I've used Coral Pro, Aquaforest Reef Salt, and NeoMarine. Eight months ago I switched to Red Sea Salt as I was not the least bit pleased with the results I was seeing with the Aquaforest. I'm very glad I switched. I have mostly softies, and they have responded to this salt wonderfully. It dissolves almost instantly, leaves absolutely no residue or scale, and can be ready quickly in an emergency. It is far and away the best salt I have used. Try it!
Its salt. By Quinn on 5/18/2018Quinn would recommend this product to a friendRecently switched from RS Pro to this to help lower my fresh SW dKH. Very happy I did. The salt produces exactly what is on the label each and every time I make a batch. This is not always true of other brand salt mixes as many reefers will attest to. I even ICP tested fresh batches twice and the parameters where nearly perfect each time. This was from two different buckets months apart. Years ago the trend was to keep your Alk in the 11-12 range and that is what I did with small amounts of success. Made the transition to the blue bucket and immediately saw improvements in SPS and LPS growth and polyp extension. This product allows for a much more reliable approach to 2-part dosing as well, with much more room to make adjustments in just Alk if that is what your system specifically requires.
The bucket stinks! By Grassypeak on 1/11/2018Grassypeak wouldn't recommend this product to a friendGreat salt but the bucket does not survive shipping. I have salt that is contaminated with packing popcorn bits. I want to buy this salt in a 200 gallon box like IO.
Consistent By Evan on 1/2/2018Evan would recommend this product to a friendI've been using this salt for over 4 years. Very consistent, mixes quickly, no residues left behind, and mybatch is typically spot on. It has raised in price over the years, but it's too good of a salt for me to look for something cheaper.
Finally! By Lola on 12/18/2017Lola would recommend this product to a friendA salt thats proclaimed numbers match. I was playing the chase game with another salt. I could not get my number's right because of the high calcium to alkalinity. So I switched to this salt. The "my batch" numbers were almost identical to what I tested my first batch at. Corals looked very happy after that first water change. No more chasing numbers, just maintaining with a good 2-part.
I mix 2.5 cups at a time with 20 minutes in between then slowly raise the temperature to the tank's. Mixes clear in no time, PH stable in a few hours. This may vary considering many factors. Ordered three times and I have received the same batch number. This batch comes out to Alk, 8.6-8.7 Cal, 430-445, and Mag, 1390. I measure each new batch before it goes in the tank and they have been consistent with the "my batch" numbers.
This has been a life saver. A great salt.
Love it By richard on 11/22/2017richard would recommend this product to a friendAfter a few months I will never use another salt switched from reef crystal after 7 years no more chasing numbers very stable great quality salt mix
I love this salt By Raymond on 10/18/2017Raymond would recommend this product to a friendIt has been quality since the beginning. Been using it for over 10 years and it is always great.
I'VE FOUND MY SALT AT LAST! By IronChefItaly on 7/22/2017IronChefItaly would recommend this product to a friendA fantastic salt. Anyone who is unfamiliar, each bucket comes with a batch number on the lid that you can enter online to see the full lab analysis. Red Sea considers their process accurate enough to use as a "standard solution" - meaning, you can check the accuracy of your tests by simply adding a carefully weighed amount of salt to a carefully measured volume of RODI water and comparing this against the batch-specific lab results. Heck, if you're really particular about your parameters - you can check the batch values of each shipment of salt at your LFS then stock up when the time is right. Genius, well done Red Sea!
Excellent !!! By donald on 5/8/2017donald would recommend this product to a friendGood stuff !!!
great reef salt By Jeff150 on 4/19/2017Jeff150 would recommend this product to a friendI use this salt with great results. I run the Zeovit ULN system on my 150g, this salt help me maintain the Alk level that the ULN requires. Mixes clear really fast.
Alkalinity Too High By Patrick on 4/12/2017Patrick wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI purchased this salt mix partially for the supposed consistency of parameters, but mostly because the parameters are supposed to be close to that of natural seawater. Ca and Mg are exactly what the bucket says they should be, 420ppm and 1,250ppm respectively, but alkalinity consistently hovers around the 9.6 dKh, way too high for ULNS. Bucket says the mix should be between 7.8 and 8.2 dKh @ 35ppt. Tests performed with Salifert test kits, salt mix taken from different parts of the bucket.
Will definitely be switching back to Instant Ocean when I need salt mix next. There is no value in paying the price premium for Red Sea salt if the parameters are not as advertised.
Great Salt By Lori on 1/22/2017Lori would recommend this product to a friendLove this salt mix, great for sps corals.