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
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
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.