- HW-Marinemix Reefer Salt Mix 160 Gallons - HW Wiegandt
Why does BRS recommend this?
We have been using HW salt in our office tanks for a while with great success. The salt is very consistent and mixes quickly and clean. With no unnecessary added chemicals that most salt mixes add to appear clean, HW has passed the test, and standards that many public aquariums and high end displays require in a salt mix.
hw-Marinemix Reefer Salt Mix is a high purity blend of salt mix produced using a synthetic process and does not contain any recycled components. Created specifically for the reef aquarium and the constant demand for minerals, trace elements, amino acids and biocatalysts. Provides enhanced calcium and magnesium concentrations for vigorous growth of corals.
- One of the first synthetic salt mixes ever produced
- No anti-caking agents
- No chemical or environmental pollutants, no nitrates, phosphates or silicates
- Natural, stable pH and optimal alkalinity
- Contains no EDTA which can chelate many necessary trace elements
- Optimized with amino acids and organically stabilized iodine - great for the reef hobbyist
- Makes approx. 160 Gallons of solution at 1.024 salinity
hw-Marinemix Reefer Salt Mix is highly used for reef hobbyists across Europe. hw-Wiegandt has been producing aquarium salt for over 50 years experience producing salt mix, boasting its professional use in public aquariums, universities and research facilities since 1968.
hw-Marinemix is produced under strict quality control guidelines using a biocatalyst system based on the analysis of natural seawater.
BRS recommends using a complete salt mix, to save money and time on testing supplies and major element adjustments. Upon BRS analysis - hw-Marinemix Reefer contained Calcium at 445-450 ppm, Alk of 9.0 dKH, Magnesium at 1380 ppm.
Mixing Instructions - Add 1/2 cup of HW Reefer Salt to 1 Gallon of RO/DI water. Let it mix until it is clear and test the specific gravity of the solution. Add salt or water as needed to meet your desired salinity.
To mix by weight - Add approximately 1lbs of HW Reefer Salt every 3.6 gallons of RODI water. Let it mix until it is clear and test the specific gravity of the solution. Add salt or water as needed to meet your desired salinity.
20 Kg box
Top notch salt but ??? 160gal By Anthony on 7/1/2020Anthony would recommend this product to a friendBeen using this salt for awhile and quite like it. It is pretty comparable to Fritz blue box which i also used for awhile, only comparison i have. Went back to hw because it better matched my alk, Fritz was a little low for me. Hw usally mixes up between 8-8.5dkh for me after a good 24-36hrs. This and Fritz both mix up clean everytime so no complaints there, me or my tank dwellers.
I have always questioned the 160 gallon claim, it seems closer to 150 in my estimation. What is up with that HW Marine? I rate you at 4.5 because of this.
Does NOT mix clear even with a circulating pump for 4 days By Jim on 4/27/2020Jim wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI thought I would give this a try because its recommended by BRS. I mixed up two 5 gallon buckets and each had a power head to mix after a couple of hours I still could not see the bottom of either bucket. I added a circulating pump to each one and they somewhat cleared up in a couple of days but there is still small crystals throughout the water and there is a buildup of the crystals on the pumps and temperature probes. My guess is it’s not mixed up very good I checked the alkalinity with a Hanna checker and it was 14.4 (dkh) with the salinity was 33-34 and temp was 77 that seems pretty high to me. I didn’t bother checking other parameters with the alkalinity that high my guess is the calcium or magnesium will be high maybe both. Anyone want a 160 gallon package for a good price?
I am going back to Red Sea coral pro.
Good stuff By Ryan on 3/4/2020Ryan would recommend this product to a friendI switched to this salt a little over a year ago. I really like that it mixes quickly and clean. I've never seen a residue left in my containers even after prolonged storage. I will continue to use it
160 Gal????????? By Corey on 2/5/2020Corey would recommend this product to a friendI just switched over to this salt mix after cleaning out all the crud from the bottom of my holding container. It does mix crystal clear but NOT CLOSE TO 160 gal!! I got to 120 gal in the container and checked salinity expecting 1.029 or 1.028. It was 1.025!!!! If I went to 160 before checking I’d probably be at 1.020.
Best salt I’ve ever used By Kyle on 1/11/2020Kyle would recommend this product to a friendThis hands down has to be the best salt mix I’ve encounter, I’ve done three water changes on my nano with this salt and what a diffrence in coral coloration and extension, I was using reef crystals, but not anymore! Mixes clean in half an hour and I have clean mixing containers! It really is worth the little bit more per gallon that it costs!
Best in the business. By Daniel on 1/5/2020Daniel would recommend this product to a friendBy far the best salt out there. Consistent and no residual clay based caking agents especially for large holding containers. Added amino acids and you’ll never try another salt mix out there.
Mixes Clear By Mike on 11/20/2019Mike would recommend this product to a friendI used Reef Crystals for a couple of years and it work good, but I didn't like the nasty crud left in my water container. I have used the HW for almost a year now and I love it. They corals look great and I don't have any more crud in my mixing container.
Best Salt Available By Dave S. on 10/12/2019Dave S. would recommend this product to a friendBeen around the block and have tried all of the "good salts". I think HW is the best I've tried. Easy mix. Dissolves quick. Consistent levels every time when tested. Costs a bit more but I definitely feel it's worth it and won't use anything else.
Fantastic salt, corals love it By Christopher on 9/15/2019Christopher would recommend this product to a friendGreat salt, mixes clean and is clear in minutes, coraL growth is great, the best salt in my opinion. Long time user. I have tried and tested nearly every salt and this is what we use. The only other salt would recommend is tropic Marin. Water quality is no. 1 for a happy reef, with the included amino acids and bIocatalysts it covers all bases.
Great Salt By Brice on 8/14/2019Brice would recommend this product to a friendMixed my first 30 gallons, mixed crytal clear within 15 minutes.
Best salt I've ever used By Steve on 12/8/2018Steve would recommend this product to a friendI've been in the hobby for 20 years now and had never used this before.Ive always used IO or RS.The HW mix is far superior!It is 100% synthetic so you don't have to worry about binding agents like clay.Also mixes easily and you don't end up with crap in the bottom of your mixing container.It may be pricey ,but it is well worth every cent!
Mixes Fast, Clean, and Consistent By Johnson on 10/24/2018Johnson would recommend this product to a friendLove this salt. Mixes fast, clean, and consistent. Keeps my Alkalinity where I want it.
I am currently using tropic marin actif salt mix. If I wanted to switch to this hw-Marine Mix, can I just switch for my next partial water change or do I need to make the transition more gradual?
How much do I use for this 30 gallon tank? I tried to find the direction but nothing for mixing direction per gallon.
Salt mixes typically do not include an exact amount to use rather you will use a refractometer and slowly add salt until you reach 1/026 SG or 35 PPT. Typically you can start with 1/2 cup per gallon and increase from there.
Is this packaged in one bag in the box?
This will be an individual bag with all of the salt. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions.