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Aquaforest Reef Salt Mix - 22kg Bucket

Item #: AQF30150

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Fully synthetic marine salt created for cultured corals. Its formula is designed to create the best conditions for marine animals. The micronutrients and macronutrients contained in the formula fulfil the demand of corals for proper growth and pigmentation. After dissolving the salt, freshly prepared marine water can be used immediately. When setting up new aquariums it is recommended that the first animals are placed no sooner than 10-14 days after filling the aquarium.

Instructions for use:

  • Dissolve the salt in previously prepared RO/DI water. Water temperature should be about 24°C (75°F).
  • For salinity of 33 ppt dissolve about 390 g (13.75 oz)/10 l (2.7 US gal) of water.
  • Stir the solution vigorously for about 15 minutes. Once the salt is fully dissolved and the solution is clear, the saline water is ready to use.
  • Keep the salt in a dry and dark place.
  • Once dissolved, use the salt within 5 days
  • When using Probiotic Reef Salt, it’s not recommended to perform water changes larger than 10-15%.
  • Keep out of reach of children. Product for aquarium use only. Not suitable for human consumption. Safety data sheet available on request.

Recommended salinity for different aquarium types:





Fish Only

1.0226 30 ppt 12.52 oz/2.7 gallons
(355 g/10 liters)

LPS Coral

1.0249 33 ppt 13.75 oz/2.7 gallons
(390 g/ 10 liters

SPS Coral

1.0264 35 ppt 13.75 oz/2.7 gallons
(415 g/ 10 liters

Macro and micro elements in the water have different levels depending on the salinity:


Alk (°dKH)

Ca (mg/l)

Mg (mg/l)

K (mg/l)

30 ppt 7.0 - 7.3 370 - 380 1200 - 1260 330 - 350
33 ppt 7.3 - 7.7 410 - 430 1300 - 1360 360 - 380
35 ppt 7.7 - 8.3 440 - 460 1360 - 1420 380 - 400

Manufacturer information

Aquaforest got its start in 1995 manufacturing substrates and aquatic plant fertilizers for zoos, aquariums, and professional plant farms. They soon expanded into farming their own aquatic plants, fish & corals, and invested heavily into research for developing their own sea salt, foods, and supplements to maintain those farms. Aquaforest’s products became available for retail in 2011 after many years of honing and perfecting their craft. The entire range – including test kits, supplements, salts, foods, and more-- has gained significant attention from marine aquarists worldwide.


Reviewed on
October 31, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

Great salt

Pros: Mixes well and no sediments

Cons: None

Great salt! Mixes well and corals are thriving in it!

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Reviewed on
October 03, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

AF Reef Salt

Pros: Quick and clean

Cons: None

I love how quickly it mixes and how clean it leaves my container. I’ve been using it for months now and love it.

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Reviewed on
September 01, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

Great salt

Pros: Mix well and and ready to use fast with noLeftover residue.

Cons: Ordered largest size so didn’t come in a bucket.

Fish and coral love it. All elements measure perfect every batch.

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Reviewed on
August 15, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

Aqua forest salt

Pros: Mixes well. Corals look good

Cons: None

Mixes up very well with no residue from what I see. Corals seem to like it more then the reef crystals I was using. Wish I would of come in a bucket but I needed the larger volume of it. All and all I’ll be buying again

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Reviewed on
July 15, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

Looks to be good salt

Pros: Corals seem to like it

Cons: Came in a box not a bucket

Mixes very well. Corals seemed to short easily to it

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Reviewed on
May 12, 2020

Yes, I would recommend this.

great salt and great customer service

usually i used this salt, and i got a little problem on my deliver, but the customer service was pretty good and fast answer to the problem

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