Elos Reef Special Formula Salt is not a new salt for Europeans who have enjoyed its unique formula for over a decade, but it only just became available in the United States this year. Around these parts Elos is certainly better known for high end, premium quality glass aquariums and their test kits but we’ve heard great things about Elos Reef Special Formula Salt from our comrades across the pond for many years.
There are many countless brands of seawater salt mixes available around the world each with their own particular niche and for their part Elos has put a strong emphasis on making a salt with the highest purity possible using all pharmaceutical grade ingredients whenever possible. The other big push Elos made in the creation of their Reef Special Formula Salt is including all minor and trace elements not just in balance with seawater but which mixes into those proportions when it is mixed, so not just in proper proportions when it is blended dry.
We’ve never used it ourselves but from what we’ve heard many European saltwater aquarists praise Elos Reef Special Formula Salt for how quickly it dissolves in pure water and how clean it mixes up which we really appreciate, because no one likes or wants dust, sediment and undissolved solids in their mixing vats. This ten year old seawater salt mix which is new to America is available in two sizes including a 50 gallon bucket for $35 and two different 160 gallon buckets, a typical rectangular bucket which includes premeasured 50 gallon bags for $69, and very interesting oval shaped pail which makes it easier to scoop up specific amounts for $79. [Elos America]