Sodium chloride resp. cooking salt free sea salt
Component A for calcium and carbonate hardness dosage according to the Balling method.
It contains all the trace elements, which also contain sea salt.
It is also very well suited for supplying trace minerals and hardening in fresh water.
“Normal” sea salt contains almost 78 % common salt as its main ingredient. Since the hardening of sea water aquariums with calcium chloride and sodium hydrogencarbonate using the Balling method, besides calcium, also introduces lots of common salt, the proportion of sea salt that is not common salt is lacking. Sealutions Mineral Salt provides the third component here, ensuring that a balanced amount of ions is provided in accordance with the Balling method.
Due to its high magnesium, mineral and trace element content, Sealutions Mineral Salt is of course also suitable for hardening and mineralization of freshwater. The oft recommended use of sea salt for this purpose has, by contrast, significant disadvantages. High salt content (~ 78 %) does not contribute to hardening, but only to an increase in conductance and alters the ratios of the ion pairs sodium/potassium and chloride/sulfate into a state to which the fewest freshwater residents are physiologically adapted.
In brief this approach only leads to problems that are easily avoided using Sealutions Mineral Salt.
Hardening and mineralization in freshwater
Sealutions Mineral Salt dissolved in RO-water dissolved in UO-water yields approximately the following values:
|Concentration||0.5 g/l||10 g/l|
|Conductivity||645 µS/cm||8.9 mS/cm|
Balling method for calcium addition in sea water
|147 g||Sealutions Calcium chloride dihydrate|
|168 g||Sealutions Sodium hydrogencarbonate|
|50 g||Sealutions Mineral Salt|
in every 2 l of water. Maintain the carbonate hardness by daily addition of equal quantities of the three solutions, in the range of 9 - 11° dH. From empirical observation, for a 300 l reef tank you initially require just 100 ml of each solution daily. Depending on the need you will have to somewhat increase or decrease the daily dose subsequently in order to stay within the desired target range of the CH.
Instructions for use
The following tips are helpful when dissolving Sealutions Mineral Salt:
Please lay out the bulk of the water in advance and dissolve the Mineral Salt in portions, stirring vigorously.
If, by contrast, ones lays out the salt first and then adds water, especially in smaller portions, insoluble carbonates form on account of local concentration peaks, which do not readily dissolve, even after a long time. One can use the supernatant solution, or, in fresh water, simply add the sediment into the basin, where it usually dissolves rapidly.
27.1 % chloride, 26.3 % sulfate, 12.9 % magnesium, 4.2 % calcium, 3.9 % potassium, 1.5 % carbonate, 0.7 % bromide, 0.1 % strontium, traces (boron, fluoride, iodide, sodium), remnant: crystal water