- 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.
alk is 2.6! By Frank on 2/27/2020Frank would recommend this product to a friendI used this salt for a year and a half with mediocre results. I never bothered to test the alk level of each new batch in the past until this past weekend. I mixed the salt in a 5g bucket and made sure salinity was 1.025. I tested the alk with a hanna checker and found out it was at 2.6!!! I tested again with the same result. To make sure my hanna checker wasn't giving false reading, I tested my tank water and it was at 7.0 which was what i expected. I do not recommend this salt to anyone. it clumps up after half a year despite being properly stored in its original package.
Mixes fast, and clean By Chase B on 1/17/2020Chase B would recommend this product to a friendBeen using reef salt for about 6 months now. Switched because the other brand I was using had consistently low numbers for alk and cal. Aquaforest has been spot on every single time. I like that they do ICP-OES testing on every batch and that you can go online to check out the parameters for your batch. I have not seen any brown crud like some others have been saying. Also mixes in 15-20 minutes. Follow instructions and use within 5 days for advertised parameters.
Dirty Salt By Tom on 9/3/2019Tom wouldn't recommend this product to a friendI recently started using Aquaforest reef salt and I'm on my 2nd bucket. This salt does mix quickly and will work, but it's dirty. I wish I could post pictures to show what my bucket looked liked after mixing. I had undissolved particles floating on the surface and a nice brown crud left in my mixing container. Based on Aquaforest's marketing I had high expectations for this salt. Needless to say, Aquaforest Reef Salt did not meet those expectations.
great salt By Rob on 5/18/2019Rob would recommend this product to a friendbeen using it for years, always mixes quick and clear within 10% of stated values. no residue in my mixing tanks and SPS loving it. Alk is low compared to many salts, but it works for my tank.
Top bananas By Bjørn on 2/15/2019Bjørn would recommend this product to a friendI switched from red sea to the AF Reef salt, Macro & micro elements tested exactly as they say, mixed completely in 15min... love this salt
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.