- 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
Excellent By John on 6/18/2018John would recommend this product to a friend1st time using this salt, all my prametera are dead on will update soon
Love it By Penny on 6/11/2018Penny would recommend this product to a friendMy corals love this salt. They are thriving.
Great product By Uncle Eddie on 4/21/2018Uncle Eddie would recommend this product to a friendThird salt bran I have used and by far the best. No Precipitation. Parameters spot on for Triton.
HW-Marinemix Reefer Salt Mix By DCrider942 on 4/18/2018DCrider942 would recommend this product to a friendI have used this salt since switching form a 60 gallon to a 150. Mixes great, doesn't leave a residue in my 30 gallon drum like others have experienced, and the corals seem to like it. Downside is the magnesium is over 1500 every time I test using the Salifert kit, and test multiple times to compare results. Thought I had set the doser up wrong initially, but rechecked and wasn't even dosing Mag yet. Other parameters always test good when water change is done, then I dose accordingly.
Best salt mix By Neal on 3/26/2018Neal would recommend this product to a friendI used this and the Hw Professional many years ago until LFS stopped carrying it. Best salt I have ever used, mixed the cleanest and most consistent without alk being way high. Once I wss no longer able to get Hw I chased that high quality, clean, consistent, lower cost salt mix for many years. Only found Tropic Marin salts to be of equal quality but much higher in cost. Those that claim to have issues with this salt may be mixing with tap water, water that is too hot or cold or adding the salt too fast or before adding water and mixi g to 1.023 will yield low alk and ca since advertised levels are 1.025.
Good salt By Ferrell on 3/25/2018Ferrell would recommend this product to a friendMixes clear and no settling. Only complaint is I couldn’t find listed parameters.
FYI mixes 9s dKh, 390 Ca, 1500+ Mg at 78 degrees and 35 ppm salinity
Fantastic Salt Mix By Ryan on 1/29/2018Ryan would recommend this product to a friendSwitched from Reef Crystals by Instant Ocean to HW....immediately notice a difference in water clarity on my 300 gallon reef tank. Salt mixes very quickly at room temp and absolutely no residue in the container and mixes throughly with just a couple smallnpower heads churning things up. Have gone through about 200 gallons of water on the HW and with each change I see my water clarity improve, corals growing much better and more vibrant colors and very consistent water parameters. I maintain a 40 gallon change every 2 weeks and plan to continue using HW Reefer. Have already recommended to several friends, especially after they see my tank!
One more thing. By Brad on 1/10/2018Brad would recommend this product to a friendI forgot to mention, if my corals always stay this happy, and continue doing what I've always done to maintain proper parameters, it leaves me being able to trust this salt and not always have been 100% on top of testing. Sure it's good to know if and when you need to for dosing purposes. But for on a softie and lps tank, it maintains it all good enough to just let the tank be if you need to with regular water changes. It makes it easier for the hobbyist that may not have all the extra time to go into the deep end of the feeding world with dosing and everything else, it still provides what they need to maintain the tank, as well as still see great coloration and growth as long as parameters stay in safe levels and it stays stable. And with proper practice of procedures like carbon dosing, it will Still save anyone a lot of work and still have a beautifully colored tank with corals that grow and thrive very well.
Wont go with any other By Brad on 1/10/2018Brad would recommend this product to a friendI've used reef crystals for the most bit of my feeding life, tried seachem reef salt, Kent reef, and have tried others. Red seas is still really good too. But I was surprised at how much the corals love it and how well they are doing. So far, all my parameters are where I want them and with only doing water changes. Don't have tests yet for potassium and what not. But I haven't had corals this happy with just a salt mix change. I love that it doesn't leave anything behind in my mixing bin or on the pump. When I'm done, just rinse and set aside. Its always ready within about 30-40 minutes, and the corals don't close up from not 'aging' the water like many other salts. They barely even close any of at all like it doesn't shock them unless of course you pour a bunch too quickly over top of one like too much flow will do. And my biggest concern is how happy the corals are and how well the thrive and reproduce. I have always used the same feeding regimen, parameter levels, etc., and it amazes me at how much better they are doing just by switching to the HW reefer mix. I will always recommend this salt to any one that brings up the topic hands down. In my opinion, there's no better salt. I hope this salt will always be available, at least for my lifetime.
Consistency By Brett on 1/1/2018Brett would recommend this product to a friendI have been using this salt mix for two years now. It produces consistent results everytime I mix.
Huh? By Raymond on 12/8/2017Raymond would recommend this product to a friendI cant for the life of me understand what these people are complaining about. Ive never seen any residue after mixing. I mix 1/2 cup per gallon and its always a perfect 9 alk & 1.025 sal. This salt is by far the best.
good quality salt mix By Richyreefer on 12/8/2017Richyreefer would recommend this product to a friendI have been using this salt mix for about 2 years now and am very happy with it. I do not have any of the problems some other reviewers are stating. There is some residue in the mixing barrel, but nothing like the barrel I use to mix IO. All of my prameters are stable and where I want them for my reef.
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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.