Probiotic Reef Salt - Aquaforest

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Aquaforst Probiotic Method

Aquaforest's Probiotic Reef Salt is an entirely synthetic salt that is designed for corals but will work especially well for SPS corals.

Three Sizes Available:

  • 10 kg Bucket - Makes up to 65 gallons*

  • 22 kg Bucket - Makes up to 145 gallons*

  • 25 kg Box - Makes up to 170 gallons*


*Mixing @ 33ppt

  • Quick Overview

Aquaforst Probiotic Method

Aquaforest's Probiotic Reef Salt is an entirely synthetic salt that is designed for corals but will work especially well for SPS corals.

Three Sizes Available:

  • 10 kg Bucket - Makes up to 65 gallons*
  • 22 kg Bucket - Makes up to 145 gallons*
  • 25 kg Box - Makes up to 170 gallons*


*Mixing @ 33ppt

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10 kg Probiotic Reef Salt
SKU: 210463
22 kg Probiotic Reef Salt
SKU: 210464
25 kg Box Probiotic Reef Salt
SKU: 210474

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Aquaforest Systems Guide


Probiotic Reef Salt helps create the perfect environment to help stimulate the growth of microorganisms, like bacteria and fauna. With micro and macro nutrients integrated into the mixture, increasing your coral's coloration and growth. While the Probiotic bacteria greatly reduces phosphates and nitrates while preventing the growth of pathogenic bacteria in the reef tank.

  • Contains Amino Acids
  • Probiotic Bacteria
  • Reduces Phosphate and Nitrate
  • Dissolves quickly
  • Can use immediately after mixing


How to Choose a Salt Mix:

it is very important to take your tanks requirements into account when choosing a salt mix. We suggest selecting a salt that closely resembled the balance of elements that is most similar to the range you wish to keep them at in your aquarium. 



Cl – 19000-19500 mg/l

Na – 10500-10600 mg/l

Mg – 1300-1380 mg/l

S – 840-890 mg/l

Ca – 410-440 mg/l

K – 380-400 mg/l

Br – 60-70 mg/l

F – 1.2-1.5 mg/l

Fe – 0.05-0.06 mg/l

Sr – 8-9 mg/l

dKH – 7.2-8.0

pH – 7.8-8.2


Mixing Instructions:

Dissolve salt with RO/DI water in a clean container. To achieve a salinity of 33 ppt, we suggest starting with 1 kg (2.2lbs) of Probiotic reef salt per 7 gallons (26 liters) of RO/DI water. Stir the mixture vigorously until it is fully dissolved and clear. Once the solution is transparent check the salinity with a refractometer and then it can be used right away.


Note: We highly recommend heating your freshly made saltwater to match your tanks temperature, allowing for the best results.


Aquaforest Probiotic Method

The Aquaforest probiotic method is composed of carefully selected bacteria in an effort to reduce levels of nitrates and phosphates in the reef aquarium. It is highly recommended for seasoned aquarists that understand basic aquarium chemistry since it will be creating an ultra low nutrient system (ULNS). A powerful protein skimmer, strong circulation, and testing is required for the probiotic method as well. With a ULNS system, it is required to have a precise dosing system to keep amino acids, vitamins, and food available for the corals or starvation may happen.


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  • Fantastic salt By michael on 9/18/2017

    I've been using the Proper Reef salt for over one year. This is the best salt I've ever used. Mixes clean and clear. All parameters are always spot on! Perfect!
  • Favorite Salt By TIM on 5/27/2017

    In regards to MAX, this salt is one of a kind.... and as is common knowledge, if your running an ULNS with healthy corals... dont change what your doing... let alone in 5 weeks time start a whole new system....

    I would start and stick with this salt, or change it in for months and then start dosing af products
    There is no perfect cure or additive for anything. You could run an award winning German sps tank with this stuff or run a bogus 90g that crashes to the ground... its all up to you and stability.

    Salt is just salt..... thats it. But i do like this stuff and it is my current favorite. Been in hobbie for 10+ years.
  • The best salt I've ever used! By Michael on 5/27/2017

    This salt mixes clean and clear in 15 minutes or less and it's ready to use. Numbers are spot on!
  • Nitrates through the roof. By Max on 5/5/2017

    Aquaforest Probiotic Method
    I tried Aquaforest probiotic salt, NP Pro and Pro Bio S in my tank for 5-weeks and was not impressed. I have been keeping reef tanks for 20-years and have really never ventured away from the basics of maintaining a reef tank. The big three, skimmer and biweekly water changes. After some research i decided to try Aquaforest. My system WAS UNLS until I started using AF. My nitrates steadily increased and after 5-weeks of waiting for theses products to "work" (lower nitrates) my corals stated to suffer. I lost several corals and may loose more. I followed the instructions per AF and asked questions of current users. I have stopped using the NP Pro and Pro Bio S and my nitrates have begun to decrease. Sometimes I think sticking to what works for your tank is the best option. I have no regrets for trying AF other than the expense and corals suffering. Lesson Learned!
  • Mybe the best salt By GARY on 4/21/2017

    I love this salt ! It mixes fast without any residual!
    My numbers are spot on and my tank has never looked better. And my Corel's are very happy!
  • Nice salt mix By Brandon on 4/15/2017

    I recently decided to give this a try after using the Reef Salt. Overall, nice quality and mixes well. I did notice that I use significantly more salt to mix to 1.026 per 10 gallons. With the Reef Salt I would use 2.25 pounds of salt per 10 gallons. With the Probiotic, I am at 3.4 pounds of salt to mix to 1.026. Not necessarily a bad thing, it just ends up being more expensive all the way around. I might just go back to the Reef Salt and dose accordingly. Depends on if I see a crazy amount of growth/coloration difference in the next few weeks.
  • Fish and Corals love it By Reyes on 4/13/2017

    Right after I switched my fish and coral started moving around a lot more and looking happier then ever the price is a little high but well worth it
  • Best salt I have ever used By Mark on 3/11/2017

    I love science and testing, however; it is hard to argue with the salts. My SPS corals are fully extended and growing fast. Water is crystal clear. Results are hard to match. Waited until I finished my first 22 kg bucket to complete my review. After a water change in my 90 gallon tank, I test a few days later and all my parameters look great (alk, calcium, mg, mitrate). Love this salt.
  • Number one Salt hands down! By michael on 2/27/2017

    This salt has revitalized my reef! Since I've switched to the Aquaforest brand of salt, I've also incorporated all of the Aquaforest products into my maintenance schedule . My reef has exploded into life! Nutrients are much easier to control and my SPS corals have never been happier! BRS rocks for supplying the full Aquaforest line of products!
  • Terrible probuct By Chris on 2/5/2017

    I just received my order of aqua forest pro biotic reef salt Friday from bulk reef supplies and today I made up 24 gallons of salt mix to do a water with and when I tested the parameters of the aqua forest pro biotic reef salt mix I was surprised to find out that my parameters of the new mix were all off the chart but alkalinity. I tested with new test kits.

    Alk = 7.7
    Ca = 500 +
    Mg = 1500 +

    I'm very disappointed in that I spent $90 for salt that just is a waste of money.

  • Mixes absolutely clear! By Bobaloo on 1/28/2017

    I use to use another brand of salt that is made in Germany but not anymore! This salt is so easy to mix and dissolves so quickly that it makes changing your reef's water a snap! No longer do I have to wait for this mixture to clear up and best of all, it's ready to use. Once again, BRS made the right choice by carrying the Aqua Forest line of products for the reefing community and by far is the best salt I've used to date! I highly recommend this product, you won't be disappointed.
  • Awesome Salt!! By Jon on 11/12/2016

    First of all THANK YOU BRS for finally getting these products!! AF Salt is amazing, always mixes clear and ready to use. Have been using the AF line for about 7 months and results have been great so far


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