- Pro Reef Salt Mix - Tropic Marin
Pharmaceutical Grade Salt for the Modern Aquaria!
Designed to meet the strict requirements of reef aquariums, Tropic Marin Pro Reef Salt mix contains optimized levels of calcium and magnesium while keeping the correct pH value and a balance of all 70 trace elements required by corals to grow and thrive. Pro-Reef is the ideal start to any new tank from fish only to a full-blown reef tank, not to mention when used as the salt for your water changes, it will help re-equilibrate the pH of the tank, allowing the proper balance of carbonates to bicarbonates leading to faster overall coral growth.
- Mixes fast & clear
- Helps stabilize pH
- Made from pharmaceutical materials
- Suitable for systems using a calcium reactor
- Optimizes calcium & magnesium
- Contains all major and minor elements
- Perfect for fish only or coral reef aquariums
- Does not contain unwanted nitrates or phosphates
Two Sizes Available:
- 80 Gallon Mix
- 200 Gallon Mix
Alkalinity - 7(approx)
Calcium - 440 ppm (approx)
Magnesium - 1350 ppm (approx)
We suggest starting with 1/2 Cups of Tropic Marin Pro Reef Salt per 1 Gallon of RODI water. For the best results, the water should be circulating and at a temperature of 73-77 °F. Once the water is up to temperature and circulating, slowly adding the appropriate amount of salt will allow it to fully dissolve quickly without creating any concentrated areas where precipitation may occur.
When you have added almost all of the salt and the mixture is fully dissolved and clear, start measuring the specific gravity with a refractometer or similar instrument. Keep adding small amounts of salt until the specific gravity is the value you desire. The specific gravity of the sea salt solution should range from 1.025 to 1.027 (at 73-77 °F / 23-25 °C) and the pH -value should be in the range of 8.0 – 8.4. If all parameters are correct, the salt water is ready to use.
Note: Always add the salt to the water, never the water to the salt.
One Of The Best By Greg G. on 8/27/2018Greg G. would recommend this product to a friendWorking for a store we go through a lot of salt, tropic marin pro is the salt that we use both in our aquaculture facility but more importantly my own tanks. It maintains high calcium without spiking alk like others out there (red sea pro). By far this is the only salt I will recommend or use in my own tank.
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How is this salt different than the Classic or Bio Activ salt?
The Pro Reef salt is a balanced salt mix with levels for Alk closer to natural seawater. This Alk level is a little lower than some reefers aim for, but is intentionally so for balanced and stable parameters for storage and inside the tank.
The Classic salt has elevated Alkalinity, but lower Calcium and Mag for those who desire higher Alk. There also is a balanced ratio of Alk to Calcium with this salt mix, but in reverse of the Pro Reef, in order to help prevent precipitation.
The Bio-Actif salt is just like the Pro Reef, except it is intentionally higher in Alk and also includes carbon dosing compounds for a "dual purpose" type of salt. This is recommended to be mixed up and used as needed due to the elevated levels of Alk/Ca as well as the potential for carbon dosing compounds to break down over longer term storage.