In the early 1960s seawater aquarium keeping was still in its infancy – there were no custom-made products for near-natural water conditions as found in the sea. Until then, professional and amateur aquarium keepers had been required to create a salt blend themselves from numerous raw materials or purchase partial mixtures in order to provide for their plants and creatures. Optimal natural living conditions could not be achieved in this way and no thought could be paid to the keeping and breeding of sensitive fish and coral species.
It was at this time that an easily-soluble, single-component sea salt was created that contained all of the trace elements of the sea: Tropic Marin® Sea Salt. This was a breakthrough in sea water aquaristics and laid the foundations for the Tropic Marin® company and brand, which is now known worldwide.
In 1964 the first packs left our site in Wartenberg/Germany, which remains the headquarters and production base of our company to this day. Numerous further product innovations followed, such as Tropic Marin® BIO-CALCIUM, which in 1995 became the first product on the market to offer all components for the optimal, balanced supply of calcium in one mixture.
Today Tropic Marin® enjoys an outstanding reputation both nationally and internationally. Tropic Marin® sea salts are among the most frequently-used synthetic sea salts, not least due to the exclusive use of high-quality raw materials and the natural composition with the 70 trace elements of the sea.
With the extensive range of sea salts, mineral mixtures, test kits, filter and lighting equipment Tropic Marin® supplies beginners, experienced aquarium keepers, zoos, large aquariums, universities and laboratories in over 50 countries around the world. Tropic Marin® is often involved in the breeding of and research into marine organisms in particular – scientists appreciate the near-natural and reproducible conditions that they achieve with Tropic Marin® products.
The Tropic Marin® brand utilises decades of experience in the continuous innovation of its products. The Tropic Marin® product range now covers over 50 different items, which are developed and manufactured to the highest technical standard at our site in Wartenberg/Germany.