Supply your aquatic inhabitants with the right concentration of trace elements in your tank with the Salifert Trace Hard from Pet Store
. This solution is designed to supplement your aquarium water with the essential trace elements found in the natural reef habitat. Ideally, the aquarium water should have a concentration less than 1 mg/L or ppm of these trace elements, similar to that found in real seawater. This allows your aquatic plants and animals to undertake their biological processes such as photosynthesis, formation of compounds such as calcium carbonate and the development of coral pigments. Most of the trace elements, such as Manganese, are quickly depleted. This solution is the answer to the loss of these elements.
This mix is carefully formulated to provide the trace elements needed by the hard corals
. This can be combined with the Trace Soft, the mix for delicate corals and coralline algae, in an appropriate ratio. The total dose of the combined solution should not go beyond 10 ml for every 100 liters (25 gallons) of water. The mix comes with a clear instructional material to avoid overdosing. The formula does not contain iodine to prevent the degradation of this supplement.
The Salifert Trace Hard comes in 1000ml bottle and is easy to use. Just mix 5 ml of the solution to 100 liters or 25 gallons of water once a week.The importance of trace elements
By trace elements we usually mean elements that are present in natural seawater in a concentration lower than approx. 1 mg/L or ppm. Some of these elements are essential to make many biological processes possible. Manganese for instance is essential for photosynthesis and many biochemical reactions associated with it. Some organisms require iron to absorb essential nutrients. Cobalt is essential for the formation of several coral pigments. Zinc is, like manganese essential for photosynthesis and is also essential for the formation of calcium carbonate by corals. These are just a few examples. Our research has shown that some trace elements are depleted very fast (e.g., Manganese) while some are depleted very slowly. An example of a trace element hardly depleted is molybdenum. Despite this many trace element supplements contain significant amounts of molybdenum. This results in far too high molybdenum concentration stimulating undesirable Cyanobacteria growth. We therefore refrain from adding molybdenum to our supplements.About Trace Hard
Our research has shown which trace elements are depleted and at what rate. Although every aquarium is different, we succeeded in designing trace elements supplements which add sufficient trace elements to make corals thrive yet avoiding overdosing. The largest difference between trace element usage is between hard corals and soft/leather corals and coralline algae. We have therefore designed a trace element mix for hard corals (Trace Hard™) and one for soft/leather corals and coralline algae (Trace Soft™). Both can be combined according to the approximate ratio of the aquarium inhabitants. In this way a very close to perfect formulation of trace elements for different aquariums have become available.Some other requirements
Since addition of iodine is impossible without degrading this supplement, all forms of iodine are omitted. Our Natural Iodine™ is recommended to complete the full range of trace elements.Directions
Dose 5 ml per 100 liters (25 gallons) once a week. When combining with Trace Soft the total dosage (ml Trace Soft + ml Trace Hard) should not exceed 10 ml per 100 liters (25 gallons).
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:
Cobalt, Zinc, Iron, Manganese, Copper, Vanadate, Fluoride, Barium, Selenate.