It’s been a long time coming but Nyos has launched a new marine salt called Pure. Teased as long ago as MACNA 2015, and then named Purpure, the German reef product manufacturer spent a long time researching salt, tried for several years to find someone to make it for them, but eventually came to the decision that the best way to really control every part of the manufacturing process was to invest and to make it in-house. The result is a synthetic salt mix made from pharmaceutical-grade ingredients along with a QR code for ICP batch analysis on every bucket.
Mix some up to 35ppt and Nyos reckons it will fully dissolve and can be used in as little as five minutes with no discoloration or precipitate remaining. Values should then be 8.5 dKH, Magnesium 1,350 mg/l, Calcium 435 mg/l, and Potassium 400mg/l, but more exacting batch values and other levels are available via the included ICP sticker. ICP testing is one thing that isn’t done in-house however and is instead carried out by their competitor Triton Lab, the pioneers of ICP-OES testing in our market.
This third-party salt mix analysis should lead to an even less biased report than Nyos reporting on their own values and the Triton brand involvement goes a long way to stamp their authority on the quality of the individual batch testing.
Attuned particle size
Nyos Pure will start off in 20kg/44lb buckets, another move away from the compartmental bags in cardboard boxes that the original Purpure was going to start off life as. New Nyos Pure boasts a special mixing process from the food and pharmaceutical sectors and attuned particle size which they state prevents separation of the mixture in the bucket. Nyos says to use 40 grams of salt per liter of RO to achieve 35ppt salinity. So a 20kg bucket should make up 500 liters/132 gallons of seawater. It’s priced at £64.99/$85.73