Do you find the aquatic life in your reef aquarium not thriving as it should be? It is hard work to make sure the artificial reef environment that you made in your aquarium is as close to the real-life environment you like to duplicate. Making sure that the corals, hard-shelled algae and other microorganisms you have are growing and thriving well in the artificial environment is a big sign of accomplishment for you. To help you out in taking care of your artificial reef, look for Salifert Strontium Pet Store
. Strontium is an element found in sea water and many marine life forms.
It was discovered that this element is effective in the growth of corals and other aquatic life with hard shells. Strontium can even help corals grow polyps on their surfaces. The product is also formulated to make sure that your aquarium water will not have a too high or a too low concentration of strontium. It is manufactured by Holland-based Salifert, worldwide leader in making test kits for additives and food for aquariums. If you are looking for the right supplement to keep the various life forms in your reef aquarium
growing ad thriving, it is hard to go wrong when you use Salifert Strontium.Why is strontium required?
Strontium is probably important for accelerating coral and calcareous algae growth.
NSW (Natural Sea Water) contains approx. 7 - 9 mg/L strontium. This strontium is associated (chelated) with sulfate. Since the growth of corals and calcareous algae goes hand in hand with strontium and calcium depletion, depletion of calcium (which is very easily measurable) usually means depletion of strontium as well. About Natural Strontium
Strontium supplements should be designed in such a way that a too low or a too high strontium concentration is avoided. With this supplement we have reached this aim with an easy-to-use formulation. Initial strontium concentration can easily be maintained when dosing the same amount as our Coral Calcium. This reduces the need for a strontium measurement. This supplement contains predominantly strontium sulfate together with some other ingredients to avoid an ionic imbalance. This sulfate form is significantly more effective and less toxic than the commonly used strontium chloride. Furthermore strontium is present in natural sea water as the sulfate just like this supplement! Also, all ingredients are of a pharmaceutical quality or even better. This ensures that no unwanted elements are added to your valuable aquarium.Some other requirements:
The use of Coral Calcium as a calcium supplement is highly advised. In fact this Natural Strontium and Coral Calcium are designed to be used together for excellent results.Directions:
Shake before use.Regular maintenance:
Dose the same mls as Coral Calcium.Otherwise:
Dose 5 ml per 100 liters (25 gallons) once a week or 2 weeks and adjust dosage according to individual requirements (use a strontium test, e.g., Saliferts Strontium Profi-Test).
Every 5 ml per 10 liters (2.5 gallons) will increase the strontium concentration by approx. 2 mg/L (2 ppm). Maintain a strontium concentration of 5 - 20 mg/L.
Keep out of reach of children. In case of contact with eyes rinse with plenty of water. Only for aquarium-hobby use. Not for human consumption (directly or indirectly)!Active ingredients:
Strontium sulfate and salts of calcium, magnesium and sodium.