Best Salt Mix of 2022
Choosing your salt mix is important because once you make a decision on a particular formula, it's best to stick with it for good because constantly changing salt mix is one of the worst mistakes you can make. Truth is, you can be successful with just about any major brand of salt mix on the market, it's all about how you use it.
Here is are our top picks for 2022 that include the very same salt mix we use on all of our tanks here at BRS headquarters along with some of our best-sellers. We also feature a beginner salt mixing bundle that makes your life easy by including all of the necessary tools you need to successfully mix artificial seawater at home.
HW Marinemix - Reefer
HW Marinemix doesn't get enough attention because it is a high-quality salt mix that mixes clear, doesn't have impurities that will leave residue behind, and stores well without precipitation. Pretty much everything you could ask for in a high-quality salt mix. It's priced competitively too and comes in around $0.10 less per gallon compared to its most direct equivalent.
The Reefer formula specifically is mixed and packaged in Germany with reef tank owners in mind. It mixes with slightly elevated levels of calcium and alkalinity which is great for aquariums containing stony corals. For those of you who wish to keep lower levels, the Professional Formula is a great alternative that holds the same level of purity and mixing characteristics.
Red Sea Blue Bucket
The Red Sea Blue Bucket is a very popular salt mix that mixes fast and contains all of the elements found in natural seawater at optimal ratios for a mixed reef tank. It is an excellent salt mix choice for those of you on a weekly water change schedule and should maintain all of the major, minor, and trace elements your growing tank needs.
Red Sea salt is unique in that it is designed to be mixed and used within just a couple of hours which means you won't be waiting 24 hours to perform your water changes as you should do with most competing salt mix brands.
Tropic Marin Pro Reef
Tropic Marin Pro Reef is our favorite salt mix and exactly what we use on our tanks here at BRS. It is mixed using pharmaceutical-grade ingredients which means you can be confident there won't be any harmful impurities. It is consistently rated among the best salt mix offerings in the hobby and has produced incredible results in aquariums around the world.
Pro reef restores the proper ionic balance in your tank while also maintaining ideal pH levels for a healthy reef aquarium. The parameters are ideal for use in aquariums with regular supplementation of calcium and alkalinity so as not to cause harmful swings with each water change. It mixes clear and fast and can be stored for up to 30 days or more without any noticeable changes to the parameters.
Salt Mixing Bucket Bundle
Our salt mixing bucket bundle is a new tank owner's best friend. The bundle includes a mixing pump, refractometer, and measuring cup along with a fancy BRS branded mixing bucket. The 5-gallon bucket has a sturdy handle and is marked with a water volume scale on the side for precise measurements.
Everything you need to mix artificial seawater at home in a convenient bundle!