- Reef Salt Mix - Aquaforest
Reef Salt has been specifically designed for demanding LPS and SPS tanks that do not use the probiotic method but require a high-quality salt with balanced parameters required for reef tanks.
Three Sizes Available:
- 10 kg Bucket - Makes up to 70 gallons*
- 22 kg Bucket - Makes up to 155 gallons*
- 25 kg Box - Makes up to 175 gallons*
*Mixing @ 33ppt
Aquaforest's Reef Salt is by far one of the best all around salts on the market for coral reef tanks. The parameters closely resemble ideal conditions found around ocean reefs and by following an Aquaforest system you can have a colorful, growing reef tank in no time. The balance of elements, along with the high-quality components used to manufacture the salt allows it to mix quickly for immediate use.
- Bromide Free
- Nitrate and Phosphate free
- Mixes quickly
- Stable pH
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
F – 1.2-1.3 mg/l
Fe – 0.08-0.09 mg/l
Sr – 7-9 mg/l
dKH – 7.4-8.2
pH – 7.8-8.2
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 7.1 gallons (27 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.
Very High Ca and Mg By Dick on 5/31/2018Dick wouldn't recommend this product to a friendOver the years I have used Coral Pro, NeoMarine, Red Sea Salt, and Aquaforest Reef Salt. In my opinion and for my application, this salt is by far the worst of the bunch. I grow mostly softies, and it drove my Ca and Mg through the roof over a period of weeks. I had to abandon it after using only half a bucket. I have since switched to Red Sea Salt, which has corrected these parameters and has made them much easier to manage. If you have a tank full of calcium eating coral this may work for you. It is definitely NOT for me.
Good salt mix By Bmasculine on 3/26/2018Bmasculine would recommend this product to a friendMixed really fast, bought this because I have a bare bottom tank that is very low nutrient and I like that the alk is low. Easier to raise alk where I want it than to lower it with other brands. Anyone that’s been doing this for any amount of time should know to check their params before doing a water change. If you bleach your tank with this salt you would do it with any brand.
Would not use By Chicago on 2/20/2018Chicago wouldn't recommend this product to a friendHave been the hobby for four decades. This salt I would take a pass on. Frag tank bleached out a bit. Checked parameters and found alk to be way low. 5.1 dkh.
I like it better than Red Sea By Brian on 1/30/2018Brian would recommend this product to a friendI decided to try Aquaforest because I was having problems reducing my MG using Red Sea salt. Although this is my first bucket I am very impressed. I noticed an immediate reduction in MG and I like the way it mixes easier in my storage tank. I also noticed the graduated measuring cup makes it easy to add the right amount the first time. I will be buying it again.
Very good result By carl guennet on 11/20/2017carl guennet would recommend this product to a friendUse it for over a years and love it. This salt gave me best result of any other brand. I bought it for Coral and coral love it, the only thing matter....aquaforestt give result
Parameters off! By Adi on 10/26/2017Adi wouldn't recommend this product to a friendThe parameters measured vs the printed batch sheet was way off. In particular, the mg which was consistently above 1500, measured via salifert. I used two different kits but result was the same. Otherwise, mixability and cal, alk were upto mark. Not worth the price. Switching back to red sea
Had issues By mis on 6/11/2017mis would recommend this product to a friend1st Bucket went great. Good parameters and was amazed at the fast dissolving. 2nd bucket the salt hardened into the shape of the bucket. Drove too far to buy so I didn't return it. 3rd bucket half way thru the salt just turned blue. It was property stored in it's bag and bucket. Didn't trust using it. Decided to just switch back to red sea.
Good, not great salt By chris on 6/8/2017chris would recommend this product to a friendOverall I don't have many problems with the salt. It mixes really quickly and is the cleanest salt I have used thus far. Very little precipitation when mixed. My storage tanks are in my garage and exposed to the Tx heat so I haven't used a salt brand yet that wont precipitate some when the water temp is up to 89* in the tanks. This so far is the cleanest of them all.
Params are a little outside what I like but I do small daily water changes so they don't impact my overall tank params. Mag is pretty high and my tank mag is in the 1500 range because of it, I haven't noticed a downside to that yet though so its not a problem for me.
Not bad By Jas on 5/9/2017Jas would recommend this product to a friendIt does the job, not sure it's better than any other salt. Strange sweet smell from my tanks when this salt is the main salt used. I prefer natural seawater aroma. High Mg, good ALK level
so far so good By Pt on 5/1/2017Pt would recommend this product to a friendI have only done two batches but for me a good salt for the same reason maybe some do not like it I run a calcium reactor so the low alk is a plus since mine will run a bit high mixes faster and cleaner than anything i've tried so far I think its as good as the premium brands and a lot cheaper.
Not consistent By Daniel on 3/28/2017Daniel wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI had gone through a few different boxes of this salt, both different lot numbers. Each batch was inconsistent and either very high in magnesium, low in DKH , high in Ca. Could never dial in comp 1,2,3 with this product. Also the water was always yellow after mixing and even in the bucket after mixing it had a yellow residue. At the price of this salt, I shouldn't have to be altering the parameters for a water change. No longer a aquaforest user and staying far away for AF.
Parameters Way Off By Jeff on 3/27/2017Jeff wouldn't recommend this product to a friendBought first box which was manufactured in June 2016 and used it in a new tank without testing the mix first. Found out later that Mg was >1500 even though the included spec sheet stated 1350.
Thinking that this was a bad batch from from an otherwise reputable company I ordered a second box. Tested it first this time and again in excess of 1500 Mg plus over 500 for Cal and 8.2dkh for Alk. Completely different batch/lot number manufactured in Oct 2016. Not even close to what was printed on the test sheet or what was advertised. This is WAY outside of normal mix variation or random bad batches which speaks to an ongoing quality control issue.
BRS, being awesome once again, refunded me for the 2nd box.