Fritz Reef Pro Mix（RPM）海盐混合物由于价廉物美，迅速成为美国最受欢迎的海盐混合物，在各地的珊瑚礁水族店中广泛使用。包括我们自己在内的大多数RPM老用户都对这种海盐混合物表示赞赏，因为它能够维持钙、镁和硬度平衡。Fritz一直在开发一种名为RPM High Alk的新版海盐，它提高了浓度，增加了缓冲元素。
与部分珊瑚养殖者一样，给水族箱换水是我日常维护工作中的重要一步，因此，用新的盐水改变水质、提高碱度这个想法听起来很不错。当然，很多商业珊瑚养殖者和交易商也喜欢使用经济实惠的海盐混合物来提高碱度，例如本身碱度为10~12dKH的RPM High Alk海盐。
Fritz Reef Pro Mix (RPM) High Alk Formula Coming Soon
Fritz Reef Pro Mix (RPM) has quickly become one of the most popular seawater salt mixes in the United States, both for its consistency, affordability and the simple fact that it is becoming widely available at finer reef aquarium stores everywhere. Most veteran RPM users, ourselves included, have appreciated the balanced levels of Ca, KH and Mg that this salt mix provides but Fritz has been developing a new version called RPM High Alk which provides a higher concentration or buffering elements.
For much of my reefkeeping experience I’ve leaned towards the most natural seawater salt mix, that is those which mix up to be as close to natural seawater levels as possible. This is fine for the vast majority of fish and reef aquariums, but for those setups that are chock full of fast growing stony corals, ‘enriched’ formulas can help to keep our precious mineral balance pegged.
When they are growing fast, SPS corals such as these plating Montipora can have an insatiable demand for calcium and carbonate
The value of a higher alk salt mix has become more apparent as one of my 60 gallon reef tanks has seen explosive growth of SPS corals within it, and an accelerating demand for major elements, most prominently those that constitute alkalinity. At present this system is consuming around one liter of high concentration buffer every two weeks, and it’s all I can do to maintain an alkalinity of 7dKH.
I’m one of those reefers that uses water changes as an essential part of my maintenance routine so the notion of being able to do water changes with new salt water that will help increase alkalinity is very attractive. Surely a lot of commercial coral growers and dealers will also appreciate using an affordable seawater mix such as RPM high alk with a ‘native’ alkalinity of 10 to 12dKH.