Kent Marine is releasing a new Marine Reef Salt mix in the early part of 2011. The new Kent Marine Reef Salt Mix enters the market with competition growing among high-end, quality salts geared towards higher levels of calcium and magnesium along with a cleaner and quick-dissolving formulas. Formulated with a fine grain salt and targets calcium levels at 570ppm and magnesium levels of 1450ppm in each batch making it easy to keep higher levels of these two elements right off the bat and through partial water changes. According to Kent Marine, each batch uses only the purest ingredients and the major, minor and trace elements will be blended by computer to ensure each batch is uniform and consistent.
We are glad to finally see an established company like Kent step up and get up to par with the rest of the companies on the market providing another option for savvy hobbyists when it comes to salt with their tanks. The competition as well as hobbyists are starting to dictate having a higher-grade option with more consistency and appropriate levels of major elements for hardcore reefs. While the company plans on releasing the salts in January 2011 in the UK, we aren’t sure when they will hit the North American market. Initial UK pricing is also a little shocking and we are hoping to see prices more congruent with what’s available on the market here. The MSRP on the Kent Marine Reef Salt Mix is €81.79 (around $110 USD) for a 26.3kg bucket that makes 757 l (about 200 gal.).
[via Practical Fishkeeping]