The Brightwell Aquatics Magnesion-P - Dry Magnesium Supplement for Reef Aquaria from Pet Store
nourishes your water so that your aquarium is a conducive place for your corals and reefs to live in and thrive. Very effective and easy to apply, this product will certainly turn the artificial marine ecosystem into an environment with nutrients commonly found in natural reef habitat.
The product is made from a special formula that contains substantial amounts of concentrated magnesium needed by your marine rocks for nourishment. It comes in a dry and powdered solution, which is easy to dissolve. It does not contain any phosphate, nitrates, or silicates that are harmful to animals, and it contains no preservatives that might taint your aquarium in any way. Just one-half of a teaspoon is sufficient to treat 20 US gallons of water in your fish tank
, and it quickly dissolves so you don't have to deal with any mushy and annoying mess.
Buy the Brightwell Aquatics Magnesion-P - Dry Magnesium Supplement for Reef Aquaria now and get to experience a healthy marine environment in a box. This product comes in a 300g / 10.6-ounce container and has a long shelf life at room temperatures. It is not for human use, so keep out of reach of small children.
- High-purity powdered magnesium blend.
- Provides magnesium, which helps regulate the balance between calcium and carbonates in aquarium water, and is a component of aragonite, the mineral secreted by reef-building organisms to form skeletal material.
- Stronger and more economical than liquid magnesium solutions; created for hobbyists maintaining multiple reef aquaria.
- Formulated by a marine scientist.
Magnesium plays a vital role in reef aquaria: it helps maintain calcium and carbonate (composing the majority of measurable alkalinity) concentrations by limiting unwanted inorganic precipitation with each other. In the absence of adequate magnesium ions, calcium and carbonate ions bond rapidly, depleting their concentrations in the system and creating the false impression that heavier supplementation is required to re-establish the desired concentrations. No matter how much calcium is added, its natural seawater concentration of 412 ppm will never be sustained until the magnesium concentration begins to approach 1,290 ppm. Once the balance between calcium and magnesium has been established, subsequent calcium supplementation yields immediate positive results. Keeping magnesium within a range of 1,290-1,320 ppm will maintain the desired balance, and provides enough of the element to reef-building organisms for the formation of aragonite (~0.10% Mg by weight).
Instructions and Guidelines
Basic: Dissolve 2.5 grams (~½ teaspoon) of product per 20 US-gallons of aquarium water in 8-fl. oz. of fresh water; add every other day or as needed to maintain the magnesium concentration within a range of 1,290 - 1,320 ppm. When used in this fashion, 1,200 g treats up to 9,600 US-gallons (36,340 L).
Advanced: Create a stock solution by dissolving 20 grams (~4 teaspoons) of Magnesion-P in 8-fl. oz. of fresh water (preferably purified); each ml of the solution will increase magnesium concentration ([Mg2+]) in 1 US-gallon (3.785 L) of water by 6.0 ppm. [Reference: Each g of Magnesion-P will increase the [Mg2+] in 1 US-gallon (3.785 L) of water by 114.4 ppm.] If initial [Mg2+] in the aquarium is below 1,288 ppm, add stock soln at maximum rate of 10 ml per 20 US-gallons daily until desired [Mg2+] is attained, then dose daily or weekly as needed (see below). Maintain [Mg2+] within a range of +/-10 ppm. Once desired [Mg2+] has been acquired, measure aquarium`s [Mg2+] at the same time each day over a one- to two-week period to determine the daily rate of magnesium uptake (i.e. the decrease in magnesium). To determine daily dosing rate (preferable to weekly dosing): estimate volume of water in entire aquarium system (US-gal.); divide the daily decrease in [Mg2+] by 6.0; multiply this number by volume of water in system to obtain daily ml of stock soln required to maintain stable [Mg2+].
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption.
Guaranteed Analysis (by weight)
Magnesium (min) 43% (430,000 ppm)
Magnesium sulfate (anhydrous), Magnesium chloride (anhydrous)