- 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
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.
Mixes clears, Corals love it !! By Paul on 9/24/2018Paul would recommend this product to a friendWe've been using this salt for 2 years. Gives us a stable, consistent environment for our corals contributing to rapid growth and great color. Mixes clear within 10 minutes. We wait for a few hours to use it but from appearance it would be fine almost immediately. Would recommend this salt to anyone who wants to eliminate one area of possible hassles and problems.
Excellent Salt By ChuckReef on 9/7/2018ChuckReef would recommend this product to a friendMixes well and noticeable coral growth.
So Far an excellent salt By Allen on 9/2/2018Allen would recommend this product to a friendI switched to this salt in anticipation of doing a modified Triton method for a new tank I have not set up yet. I have used RSCoral Pro since day one in my first tank and my present tank a JBJ RL45 and loved the mix. However, I am so glad I switched to the H-W Reefer mix. This stuff mixes quickly, clear, consistent test parameters and has no calcium deposition in my mix bucket (a big problem with the RS mix). I have made 6 water changes of 10% since purchasing the product. PH has been more manageable and there is a noticeable growth rate increase of my SPS and LPS. Dosing of my 2 part has had to be increased by 2.5ml/day. Can't wait to get an APEX for the new tank andset up.
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.
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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.