Aquaforest Salt Mix

Aquaforest uses high-purity raw materials and mixes the salt in their own laboratories to ensure quality control. Every single batch of Aquaforest salt mix is tested for quality assurance throughout the mixing process via three separate ICP tests. The batches are then labeled with a unique batch number that you can reference on their website and see the ICP test results of your exact batch of salt mix.  Each bucket includes a measuring cup and a tight-fitting lid to safely keep moisture out of the salt mix.

Choosing the Right Aquaforest Salt Mix

When choosing a salt mix for your saltwater or reef aquarium, you want the parameters of the freshly mixed saltwater to be as close as possible to the ideal or "target" parameters in your tank. This will reduce or eliminate the need to make any adjustments to those parameters before using the saltwater in your tank and ultimately create more stable conditions in your aquarium. Aquaforest offers two basic formulations of salt mix based on your tank type as well as a specialty salt mix designed specifically for those who wish to achieve a low-nutrient environment. 

  • Aquaforest Sea Salt formula is a synthetic mix formulated for fish-only saltwater aquariums and reef aquariums containing soft corals. The included micro and macro elements are not boosted to accommodate the consumption you experience with stony corals. Mixed saltwater can safely be used immediately after dissolving clear and can safely be stored for up to 5 days with a tight-fitting lid. 
  • Aquaforest Reef Salt is the mix intended for use in a vast majority of reef aquariums containing stony corals, both LPS and SPS. The parameters are boosted and balanced to supply essential elements for reef-building stony corals. Mixed saltwater can safely be used immediately after dissolving clear and can safely be stored for up to 5 days with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Probiotic Reef Salt is formulated similar to the Reef Salt in the way of parameters but also contains carefully selected probiotic bacteria strains that will reduce nitrate and phosphate levels and prevent the growth of pathogenic bacteria. Intended for ultra-low nutrient aquariums (ULNS) containing SPS corals. Probiotic Reef Salt is best used within 24 hours of dissolving clear and is not suitable for storage.
Sea Salt Parameters
Reef Salt Parameters

 

Aquaforest Salt Mix

Aquaforest Sea Salt
Aquaforest Sea Salt Mix
For fish-only and
soft coral aquariums

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Aquaforest Reef Salt
Aquaforest Reef Salt Mix
For reef aquariums containing
stony corals (LPS & SPS)

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Aquaforest Probiotic Reef Salt Mix
Aquaforest Probiotic Reef Salt Mix

For ultra-low nutrient aquariums
containing SPS corals

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