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Seachem Laboratories Reef Builder - 50 Grams

Seachem Laboratories Reef Builder - 50 Grams

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Seachem Laboratories Reef Builder - 50 Grams Information




Reef Builder? raises carbonate alkalinity without immediately impacting on pH. With long term use there will be a tendency to stabilize at pH 8.3. Carbonates and calcium are essential to all coral growth. If either becomes deficient, coral growth will cease, followed by a rapid decline in coral health. To prevent this you must provide carbonates (Reef Builder?) and calcium (Reef Advantage Calcium? or Reef Complete?). Used as directed, Reef Builder? will not deplete calcium, magnesium, or strontium which usually tend to precipitate with increasing alkalinity. Reef Builder? and Reef Buffer? may be used together. Use Reef Builder? to raise carbonate alkalinity without affecting pH. Use Reef Buffer? to raise carbonate alkalinity and pH. Reef alkalinity should be maintained at 3?5 meq/L (8?14 dKH). Alkalinity should not be allowed to fall below 2 meq/L. DO NOT OVERDOSE: Excess alkalinity may enhance the loss of calcium, magnesium, and strontium. Do not directly mix with any calcium, magnesium, or strontium supplement. Best if calcium & carbonate additives are added on alternate days or at least 30 minutes apart. Contains carbonate, bicarbonate, chloride, and sulfate salts of sodium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, and potassium. Each gram contains a minimum of 12 meq of alkalinity.

DIRECTIONS: BEGINNER: Use 1 level measure (included) per 16 L (4 gallons) twice a week. Dissolve in at least a quarter cup of freshwater. Check alkalinity every 2 weeks and adjust dose or frequency accordingly. ADVANCED: Check alkalinity, then follow dosing regimen above until alkalinity is adjusted to 4?5 meq/L. Each dose will raise alkalinity by about 0.25 meq/L. Size or frequency of dose can be adjusted, but do not exceed 1 meq/L per day. Thereafter, use as required to maintain alkalinity. HINTS: Use MultiTest:? Marine pH & Alkalinity to measure total alkalinity.

  • i50 g / 1.8 oz (Treats 3200 L (845 US Gallons))



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Seachem
Seachem Laboratories, Inc. was established in 1980 by Dr. Leo G. Morin. Seachem moved into a state of the art 110,000 square foot facility in Madison, Georgia marking their 25th anniversary in the industry in 2005. This facility includes production and research laboratories, manufacturing, inventory, shipping, and office space.
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Posted: 10/12/2013 from Scottsdale, AZ UNITED STATES
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Comments: I find Seachem products work well for my system. I have used them in the past, tried other methods, then I came back. I tried the basic two part with carbonate. That solution has a very high pH, which clouds the water, precipitates calcium and I get to clean pump impellers constantly. I don't have room for three dosing pumps or calcium reactors with multiple tanks. I like that I have control over what goes in my reefs with their products ( it would be less so with a calcium reactor). Seachem's products are designed to avoid huge pH deviations. I find that it helps my corals do better. It is much less work than dosing multiple solutions every day. The dry products are the most cost effective.


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reef builder

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Posted: 8/25/2013 from Spokane Valley, WA UNITED STAT
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Comments: Does what the label says it does. Sort of hard to dissolve.


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Best product for ALK there is!

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Posted: 8/14/2012 from FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL UNITED ST
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Comments: I've been using this product for over 10 years now, and I recommend it and use it on ALL of my maintenance customer tanks. Won't overshoot alkalinity if dosed properly, and won't effect the PH, or Calcium levels. Grows Beautiful Coralline Algae!


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Posted: 11/13/2011 from Rock Hill, SC UNITED STATES
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Comments: This is a great product. The directions for dosing is right on the mark


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Posted: 4/5/2011 from ENCINO, CA UNITED STATES
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Comments: I love this product...it's really just one of those things that go unnoticed until something goes wrong which does not happen with this product!


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Reliable

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Posted: 11/9/2010 from SOMERS, NY UNITED STATES
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Comments: I've always found this product to be a reliable way to maintain carbonate alkalinity at consistent levels. It's pricey and there are probably other products that will work but this one's the one I've been using for over six-years.


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Good Stuff

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Posted: 10/28/2010 from MERRIMACK, NH UNITED STATES
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Comments: Used this for years. Mix a half cup with a liter of RODI water and make part B of 2 part. Do the same with Advantage Calcium for part A. Way cheapper than buying premade solutions. Also, Advantage Calcium doses magnesium to my tank too.


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Posted: 12/8/2009 from LOS ALTOS, CA UNITED STATES
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Comments: I have been using this product for over a year. My 150 gal. reef tended to drop to a dKH of 9; adding 2 tsp. of Reef Builder to a cup of water, mixing for 10 seconds, then adding to sump every 10 days keeps the dKH near 11.


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works great

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Posted: 9/15/2009 from Clarkesville, GA UNITED STATES
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Comments: I have used Seachem products since day one and Reef Builder works to keep the alkalinity up where I like it. It's easy and effective.


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wonderful product

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Posted: 3/6/2009 from LAND O LAKES, FL UNITED STATES
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Comments: I like Reef Builder because it helps keep the Kh at a high level and also keeps the Ph at 8.2-8.3 Without this (and Seachem Advantage Calcium), I would not be able to grow the Corraline aglae throughout my tank. Great product!


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