H2Ocean is a pro formula aquarium salt - produced by a solar evaporative process which produces a totally natural base salt where all of the main and trace elements are in complete balance as nature intended.
The pure natural salt is then specially enhanced for aquarium use by elevating specific elements that over time become depleted, such as calcium and magnesium which are used by corals and coralline algae for growth.
Its natural origin ensures that the salt contains all 70 main and trace elements in the correct proportions mixed to a homogeneous blend by nature.
In nature there is a natural balance between the calcium, alkalinity and magnesium levels. Many salts are found to be either unnaturally high in calcium or high in alkalinity and therefore with these salts either extra buffer or extra calcium is required to be added to return the natural balance.
With H2Ocean Pro+ the calcium and alkalinity are in the correct ratios keeping the ionic balance in equilibrium with natural levels which is so important for healthy coral growth.
The formulation for H2Ocean+ salt has been continually developed by D-D following over many years. The salt is designed to dissolve quickly and easily and to have a specific chemistry which in our opinion is the optimum formulation to maintain a healthy reef and allow regular water changes whilst maintaining a natural balance.
Calcium and magnesium levels are boosted to replace that used up through coral growth within the aquarium whereas chloride levels are slightly lowered to allow post additions of calcium and magnesium chloride with a minimized affect on the chloride balance.
H2Ocean Pro+ Formula has an extremely low hydration level compared to many other salts.
This is achieved through production under strictly controlled conditions to prevent water from the atmosphere from being absorbed into the salt so that kilo for kilo you get more salt and less water in your pack.
Many salts concentrate on boosting calcium levels and ignore magnesium levels. Maintenance of the correct magnesium concentration is equally important in a reef aquarium and will make it much easier to maintain stable calcium, pH and alkalinity.