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Seachem Laboratories Reef Carbonate - 250mL

Seachem Laboratories Reef Carbonate - 250mL

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Reef Carbonate? is a concentrated (4,000 meq/L) optimized blend of carbonate and bicarbonate salts designed to restore and maintain alkalinity in the reef aquarium. Calcium and carbonates 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 Carbonate?) and calcium (Reef Advantage Calcium? or Reef Complete?). Used as directed, Reef Carbonate? will not deplete calcium, magnesium, or strontium which usually tend to precipitate with increasing alkalinity. Reef alkalinity should be maintained at 4?5 meq/L (11?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. Each mL contains a minimum of 4 meq of alkalinity.

DIRECTIONS:BEGINNER: Use 1 capful (5 mL) per 80 L (20 gallons*) twice a week. Best if diluted into a cup of freshwater, then added. 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. EXPERT: After determining the alkalinity consumption rate, set up a continuous drip system. Use the following formula to determine how much to add to your top-off water: m=va (m=mL of product to add to top off water, v=volume of tank in gallons*, a=amount to raise alkalinity in meq/L). For example, if you want to raise alkalinity by 1 meq/L in a 50 gallon* tank, then you would add 50x1=50?mL into the top-off water. HINTS: Best to pour in gradually near strong water movement. Do not add to a sump or other area of slow water exchange. Use MultiTest:? Marine pH & Alkalinity to measure total alkalinity or Reef Status?: Magnesium, Carbonate & Borate to measure carbonate alkalinity.

  • i250 mL / 8.5 fl. oz. (Treats 4000 L (1060 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: 9/26/2013 from Southeast, MI UNITED STATES
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Comments: I have been using this product to keep a stable alkalinity on my nano aquarium and it works great. A little bit goes a long way and it is easy to mix the appropriate amount of this liquid in ro/di (or distilled) water and simply add it to the aquarium. I use this product in conjunction with Seachem's Reef Advantage Calcium and test the water once a week for both alkalinity and calcium, then adjust my dosage as needed.


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Posted: 2/15/2013 from CLEARFIELD, PA UNITED STATES
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Comments: I thought i'd share my experience because Seachem does just tell us exactly how to dose. I have Been using this on my reef for 5 years now based on good reviews. I dose reef carbonate,reef calcium, and reef complete with great success (i have reef magnesium and kent essential elements but dont dose them regularly). My system is at my business and I can't rely on anyone to dose on time. At first i would simply mix carbonates and calciums in make up water gallons (big mistake don't mix them together) So my solution...Determine how much water evaporates per day 2.5 gallons (give or take), So that's around 5 gallons jug every other day. I have 6 5 gallon contains (each one numbered 1 to 6). so once filled with RO water,container 1 has 2 capfuls each of reef complete/ reef calcium. 2nd container has 4 capfuls of reef carbonate. This has kept my system at a 430-450 and 9-11 consistently over the past 3 years of being away from my aquarium. My system is pretty much dosed based on evaporation which is way more stable then hand dosing. It did take me some time to figure out the best way to do this but my tank has been very stable since doing this.


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