Are you looking for the best product to create reefs and corals for your aquarium? If so, then you and this product are going to get along very well. The Brightwell Aquatics Liquid Reef Reef-Building Complex for Corals, Clams, Etc from Pet Store. provides you with all the basic essentials needed to grow your own marine rocks and shells. This product is a must-have for owners of aquariums who want their rocks and corals well-maintained, as well as for stabilizing the water of the tank to ensure the health of the life within. It comes in a 500-milliliter (seventeen ounces) container that will last for many months, even years.
The product is created using a special formula that makes it ideal for growing marine rocks. The solution is teeming with many minerals and elements like calcium, magnesium, strontium, and potassium, all concentrated in the bottle with equal amounts. The product can also be used to buffer your aquarium water's pH levels, as well as to stabilize the alkalinity therein. The solution does not contain any preservatives, and it has no elements like phosphates, silicates, or nitrates that are harmful to your pets. Overall, the product is very effective and completely friendly.
Creating an oceanic environment from scratch that is perfect for your corals, invertebrates, and fish is now made simple and fun with the Brightwell Aquatics Liquid Reef Reef-Building Complex for Corals, Clams, Etc. This product allows you to do whatever you want, and it provides you with endless possibilities when it comes to decorating your tank.
- Complete source of the elements and molecules that are directly used by corals, clams, and other reef-building invertebrates and organisms to create skeletal material and grow.
- Provides calcium (140,000 ppm), strontium, magnesium, and potassium in approximately the same ratios* in which they occur in aragonite.
- Very strong source of carbonates (derived from aragonite), the other important group of ions involved in aragonite formation.
- Increases alkalinity to help stabilize pH.
- Stronger than competing products.
- May be used as an inexpensive alternative to automated calcium reactor systems with similar results.
- Free of phosphate, silicate, and organic material.
- Formulated by a marine scientist.
Brightwell Aquatics Liquid Reef has twice the calcium relative to carbonates as compared to natural aragonite, making it a very powerful calcium source. The active components of Liquid Reef are provided by a combination of sources and include natural aragonite, increasing the solubility of the solution and the effectiveness of the method. Silicate- and phosphate-free. Examples of reef-building organisms familiar to hobbyists are: stony corals and their allies; molluscs including clams (bivalves) and snails (gastropods); tube worms that secrete calcareous burrows; and calcareous algae such as coralline, Halimeda, and Penicilus. These organisms require that the components of aragonite be in adequate concentrations if they are to thrive, regardless of how perfect the remainder of their environment is. The advantage to this method of supplementation is that one product may be used to establish and maintain water parameters conducive to reef formation. Note that target ion-specific supplementation may be called for in some aquaria, depending upon stocking density of reef-building organisms and environmental conditions within the system. Additionally, hobbyists may choose to use Liquid Reef in conjunction with other methods of calcium, strontium, magnesium, and carbonate supplementation as a means of diversifying their dosing routine. The rate at which calcium and carbonates are extracted from the water is determined by the stocking density of reef-building livestock, type of lighting, and other conditions; therefore, each aquarium will have different requirements for the rate of supplementation.
*Aragonite composition is seen to vary slightly between regions; the specific ratios of target ions in Liquid Reef are based upon data available for aragonite originating in the Tropical Atlantic.
Instructions and Guidelines
Basic: Shake product well before using. Add 5 ml (1 capful) of product per 50 US-gallons of aquarium water every other day or as needed to maintain the calcium concentration within a range of 412 - 450 ppm. When used in this fashion, 250 ml treats up to 2,500 US-gallons (9,464 L). Liquid Reef may temporarily cloud aquarium water after addition, therefore it is recommended that the product be dosed at night.
Advanced: Determine the calcium concentration in the aquarium using an accurate test kit before supplementing. Shake this product well before each use. Liquid Reef may temporarily cloud aquarium water after addition, therefore it is recommended that the product be dosed at night. Each ml of Liquid Reef will increase the concentration of calcium (“[Ca2+]”) in 1 US-gallon (3.785 L) of water by approximately 37 ppm. If the initial [Ca2+] in the aquarium is below 412 ppm, add this product at the maximum rate of 10 ml per 30 US-gallons daily until the desired calcium concentration is attained, then dose daily or weekly as needed (see below). Always try to maintain the [Ca2+] within a range of +/-10 ppm. To determine the dosing rate of this product once the desired [Ca2+] has been acquired, measure the daily rate of calcium uptake (i.e. the decrease in calcium) in your aquarium by measuring the [Ca2+] at the same time each day ove
Brightwell Aquatics Aquarium Supplies
The goal of Brightwell Aquatics is to provide the absolute highest quality, scientifically-sound products and customer service of any aquarium water care manufacturer, and to do it all in a straight-forward and honorable fashion. All Brightwell products are formulated by marine scientists with a passion for the aquarium hobby. They utilize the highest purity ingredients in concentrations that provide the most use to hobbyists. Nearly all Brightwell Aquatics products are over 99.9% pure. The usage guidelines of Brightwell Aquatics products are written in plain language but the company is always available to answer consumer questions. All products are lot numbered for quality control and customer service.
Brightwell Aquatics Liquid Reef - Reef-Building Complex for Corals, Clams, etc. 500ml / 17oz
Posted: 5/3/2014 from SCOTTSDALE, AZ UNITED STATES
Have been using this for 4 years now and its a must have.. Great stuff
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Posted: 12/30/2011 from SAN LEANDRO, CA UNITED STATES
I like this. It is highly concentrated and easy to use. Boosts Calcium, magnesium and strontium easily and safely. A good product.
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Does what it says
Posted: 11/8/2011 from RALEIGH, NC UNITED STATES
In one capful. I'm able to provide calcium, and the essential trace elements. This keeps my levels up and I don't have to waste time with multiple bottles. Highly recommended.
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