- Sea Salt Mix - Instant Ocean
Preferred by aquarists for over 40 years, Instant Ocean synthetic sea salt simulates natural seawater for thriving marine aquariums. Developed through sophisticated biological and chemical testing, Instant Ocean provides your marine fish, invertebrates, and plants the necessary major, minor, and trace elements. Facilitates the growth of corals and other invertebrates in a reef aquarium.
Exceptional solubility, uniform particle size, and superior material selection made Instant Ocean the standard by which other synthetic sea salts are measured. No other product has such an extensive history of successful proven usage.
Two Sizes Available
- Mixes 160 Gallons - Bucket
- Mixes 200 Gallons - Box
Good salt By Graham on 7/3/2020Graham wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI used this salt when I was starting out and it works great. I didn't need high alk, cal, or mag just yet so I didn't pay extra for special salt. The reason I'm not recommending this is because you can get better salt with more bang for your buck. If you're going to start your reef off with coral, get better salt.
Amonia Spikes By Logan on 4/24/2019Logan wouldn't recommend this product to a friendi have used this product for a while because you get more bang for your buck... but be wary, i did an experiment with this salt bc i was noticing that my ammonia levels were close to .5
1.I took Fresh water from my RO/DI system and i tested the ammonia and guess what it was 0.PPM
2. I took water from the saltwater i had prepared the day before and the range was .25-.50 PPM
3. I took freshwater from my RO/DI system (1Gallon) which read 0.0 PPM- Then i added 1/2 cup Salt bc that is the Dose for 1 Gallon. i mixed it and let it set for 1 hour and then did ammonia Test. it range between .25-.50 PPM
4. the next day on number 3 then ammonia is still higher. figured if i let it set it would be okay but it didnt help. also products that remove ammonia didnt seem to help.. this is the 3rd or 4th box that i have had this problem with.. i will be switching to something different for better results..
PS the testing was done with an old testing kit and a new one with same/ similar results.
Excellent salt By Lordphoton on 10/11/2018Lordphoton would recommend this product to a friendI use this salt for my mix reef sps dominated tank,gives me the exact parameter of natural sea water on every mix.
Don't need elevated calcium or other element because I am running a calcium reactor, all my corals have crazy polyps extension.
Good stuf By John on 9/2/2018John would recommend this product to a friendHave tryed other salts but always return to Instant Ocean. Dose 1/4 the supplements with IO than others. Tryed other salts and always had to up my alk, cal, & mag. Sometimes by 5. So not only dose it have an attractive price point but I save on supplements also. Had some zoas brown out on me while trying another brand of salt. Switched back to IO and color came back so I will always use IO.
Dependable Salt By Dan on 9/4/2016Dan would recommend this product to a friendI've been using IO for years. Always mixes well and have no problems with fish or corals.
Overall good salt By Dr. Zoidburg on 6/10/2016Dr. Zoidburg would recommend this product to a friendDissolves fast. Not much chelator crud if any left in bottom of mixing bin like omega salt. I used it to mix with reef crystals. 70% regular, and about 30% reef crystals, tested out to be about 420 ca, and 1350 magnesium. Good way to spare some coin.
Works well. By Kristy on 5/6/2016Kristy would recommend this product to a friendI have always used this salt with good results.
Great salt mix! By James on 3/15/2016James would recommend this product to a friendGreat salt mix, dissolves easily. I ordered the 200 gallon box and it arrived in great condition. The box contains 4 or 5 smaller bags of the mix so you only have to open a bag when you need to use it keeping the rest safe from moisture and clumping.
Really like this salt By JGRC on 10/31/2015JGRC would recommend this product to a friendI've been using IO for about 5 years now and have never had any problems. DKH, CAL, and MAG are always spot on for me.
thanks fast shipping By Walter on 7/26/2015Walter would recommend this product to a friendExcellent product fast shipping thanks!
good for cycling tank By Mitch on 6/16/2015Mitch would recommend this product to a friendIm a newbie and used it very easy to use the only problem i see and that i have with it is that i cant seem to get pH high enough with only salt.
Very Pleased By Martha on 3/29/2015Martha would recommend this product to a friendPreviously used Reef crystals. This salt dissolves more quickly. Easy to use.