- 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.
Three Sizes Available:
- 55 Gallon Mix* - Bucket
- 175 Gallon Mix* - Bucket
- 200 Gallon Mix* - Bulk Sack
*When mixed to 1.021 specific gravity.
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.
Salt arrived fine. By Scott on 12/3/2019Scott would recommend this product to a friendI wanted to add a review because of all of that bad reviews that are posted here. I received my bucket today of the 175 gallon. It was not broken. It was packed tightly in a box with styrofoam around it. Brs did a great job packing it.
Great for SPS tanks By The Salty Cube on 10/27/2019The Salty Cube would recommend this product to a friendI could not be happier with this salt for stability. I always test my water change water on the first batch of any new salt I buy. I have never, not once, gotten anything other then 8 dkh, 430 cal 1280 mag. For those of you who may think those numbers are low, they may be for your tank. Be careful with the pro. That stuff runs hot and if your not one for numbers, doing a water change may well kill all your coral. As for me, I don't run dKh at 11. I run it at 9, and mag at 1350, and I don't test calcium(in my tank hint to newbies: if you know your alk then you know your calcium). The regular red sea allows me to add exactly what I need to match my existing water parameters, whether it be 8.8, 8.9, 9 or 9.1. Some people use another brand which leaves a residue. I have found variance in it. Enough to stunt growth. I highly recommend this salt
Great Salt By David on 10/3/2019David would recommend this product to a friendI have used Red Sea Blue bucket Salt for a couple of years now. Mixes the same every time. My coral and fish are happy. Mixes clear in about 30 min. No plans on changing salt at this time.
Great Salt By Chris W on 9/25/2019Chris W would recommend this product to a friendI have been using this salt for awhile now and I have never been happier after I switched salts. All the levels I want in a salt mix is in this. It dissolves easy and I have had no issues with anything being left in the bottom of my mixing barrel. Also shipping was great as well.
Love the salt By Nomer on 8/8/2019Nomer would recommend this product to a friendGot mine today and packaging was good the bucket is intact which I was worried from other reviews but it was intact bucket has no cracks
Poor packaging By Devin on 12/2/2018Devin would recommend this product to a friendI ordered 4 of the 175 gallon buckets and they arrived in a timely manner. The only issue I have is that all 4 of the buckets or severely cracked.
Packaging sucks By Seth on 10/31/2018Seth wouldn't recommend this product to a friendSalt is good but the last 4 times ive got a bucket (big or small) the bucket was broken and twice the salt was hydrated due to being open. BRS took care of it fast and made it right, like the pros they are, however I have moved on to a better packaged salt.
Great salt By Joey on 8/12/2018Joey would recommend this product to a friendFor years I was using the Pro coral salt which has a higher Alk but my tank is very low on nutrient even with skimmer off. My corals are happy at DKH 7-8 and this salt is perfect for that. It also mixes very easily too.
Poor packaging and shipment handling By Garrison on 6/30/2018Garrison would recommend this product to a friendI bought this because it has great reviews and I'm sure it will give my reef tank all the nutrients it needs once I mix it and put it in the tank. However the handling and packaging it comes in is not the best. One of the canisters has a big crack all the way down the side. It doesn't look like the bag inside ripped or that that salt has been contaminated. But it could have easily been punctured and I would have been left with a ox full of contaminated salt. BRS please find a way to package these containers better so that this doesn't happen.
Does exactly what I need it to do! By Wesley on 6/25/2018Wesley would recommend this product to a friendGreat product, dissolves fast and no residue! Consistent every bucket!
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.