Red Sea Reef Foundation B Supplement (Alk) - 500ml Information
Part #: R22023
A successful coral reef aquarium depends on how well you maintain the water parameters which are the key to a stable coral environment. All of the elements found in natural seawater play a role in providing optimal water parameters, but some are more significant than others. These elements, the foundation of the reef environment, include the three major elements: Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg) and Carbonates (CO3). All three have a major effect on water chemistry (pH stability, Alkalinity, ionic strength) and on many of the coral’s biological processes (skeleton formation, ions exchange, photosynthesis).
The foundation elements complement each other in the formation of coral skeleton. If not balanced correctly one of the elements will quickly limit healthy coral growth.
Maintaining balanced levels of the Foundation Elements (Ca, KH & Mg) creates optimal water conditions for promoting strong and healthy coral growth. Reef Foundation B is a Carbonate & buffer complex for balanced formation of Coral Skeleton.
Reef Foundation B (Alk): A complex of carbonate and other buffers present in seawater that maintain proper alkalinity and pH. Concentration: 1ml will raise the alkalinity of 100 liters (25gal) by 0.36 meq/l (1dKH).
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(Posted on 9/22/13)
Comments: I love the Red Sea line. Everything from the test kits to the supplements is very well thought out. I like that there is the convenience of liquid, as well as the concentrated powder for those with large or multiple tanks seeking a more economical option. The liquids have dosage charts on the back so you don't have to do so much math to dose your tank. Which is always a plus. The liquids are also a great concentration, high enough that you can dose an average size tank without needing buckets, and low enough that you can easily dose a nano without trouble. The Alkalinity will actually keep your pH up unlike some competing products that are mostly bicarbonate and do not support higher (8.3-8.4) alkalinity without additional chemical intervention.
(Posted on 9/12/13)
Comments: I'm using Foundation A,B, and C in my dosing pump.
A solid product. No complaints.
Excellent supplement for smal
(Posted on 4/1/13)
Comments: I have a 29 Gal. BioCube with SPS coral. My corals were sucking the calcium/alkalinity right out of the water. Even after water changes the corals looked fine for a week or 2 but color seemed faded. I started using the Red Sea series and noticed a BIG difference after only a week! Especially after using the Foundation B. The colors became more vibrant and areas that were damaged healed VERY fast. Growth rate has increased and polyp extension is to the MAX! I have a birdsnest coral that literally grows before my eyes now! Highly recommended !
Feed tank for dummies
(Posted on 2/3/12)
Comments: Red seas new line of products makes this hobby just a little easier. Since I started using them I've seen growth in some corals that I didn't see before. Test, read the chart, dose, stoopid easy!
Overall good product
(Posted on 10/5/12)
Comments: This is my second time purchasing this product. This time ordered 2 bottles instead of one. Overall good product. Now only usin the Red Sea line of additives and salt mix. Have noticed great coloration in both my corals and fish. But the growth rates of my frags have increased since using the product over the last 3-4 months. The reason not a perfect 5 of 5 stars is wish the product was a bit more concentrated and the fact that you must dose the product in small twice a day doses (if using included measuring cup) in order to keep a stable pH and to prevent water cloudiness. I will be adding these bottles to my new apex run dosing pumps to make them more effective this time around.