Tropic Marin Pro Reef Salt is a popular salt mix designed for reef tanks and traditional saltwater aquariums and a lot of consumers love the salt. As we enter a full year of pandemic-related lockdowns across the globe the thirst for reef tank gadgets and accessories is at an all-time high. For some additives and salt mixes, there is no exception.
We’ve had several readers report to us their inability to find Pro Reef Salt at their favorite local retailer. We chatted with Tropic Marin Europe and they are producing as much as possible but like other manufacturers, they were not prepared for the ongoing demand the pandemic has created. Thus they have increased their “manufacturing capabilities” In a statement to Reef Builders Tropic Marin says “We have been working very hard, over the past year, to increase our manufacturing capabilities, and we are finally starting to see the fruits of those efforts making their way to the US. We anticipate being able to get “caught up” to this exponential increase in demand by the middle of this year.
The Tropic Marin team also stated there have been shortages since August 2020 of the Pro Reef Salt but “has been no slowdown in production on the Tropic Marin side. In fact, there is more supply than there has ever been coming into the US. However, with the increase in demand, many retailers are finding that as soon as they get [the] product in, it is being sold out immediately!”
If you are a consumer aquarist and you prefer Tropic Marine pro reef salt call your favorite local fish store and get on their waitlist otherwise expect to wait until July or August 2021 for supply to stabilize.