SeaChem Reef Calcium

SeaChem Reef Calcium

SC356 SeaChem Reef Calcium
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Liquid calcium supplement that is intended to maintain calcium in the reef aquarium without altering pH by binding the calcium to a biologically available carbobydrate, making it easy to administer and easy to assimilate.

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Reef Calcium is a concentrated (50,000 mg/L) bioavailable polygluconate complexed calcium. It is a supplemental source of calcium, which is bound to an easily metabolized carbohydrate. When the coral metabolizes (digests) this carbohydrate, which takes virtually no energy from the coral, the calcium goes right along with it. Tank water stays at 8.2 pH.
    Polygluconate complexation confers several benefits:
  • It increases the bioavailability of the calcium.
  • It provides a rich source of metabolic energy to help maintain peak coral growth.
  • It inhibits calcium precipitation/alkalinity depletion.
  • One side benefit includes enhancement of denitrification.
Polygluconate contains no nitrogen or phosphorous, thus it is biologically impossible for it to lead to algae growth in a properly maintained reef system.

Reef Calcium may be used alone to maintain calcium but will provide enhanced levels of coral growth when used in conjunction with an ionic calcium supplement such as Reef Complete (below) or Reef Advantage Calcium (below). Reef Calcium is intended to maintain calcium levels; if calcium becomes seriously depleted one should either perform a water change or use an ionic calcium supplement to restore the depleted level of calcium.

Why Reef Calciuim? Reef Calcium™ utilizes a chained organic calcium rather than an ionic calcium. When a coral absorbs a molecule into its tissue, it uses the same amount of energy regardless of molecular size. However, charged molecules require more energy. When an uncharged molecule of Reef Calcium™ is absorbed, the coral acquires multiple calcium atoms as well as an easily metabolized carbohydrate with less energy expended than it uses for ionic calcium uptake. Therefore, at lower calcium levels, corals can still take in as much calcium through our organic chains as they would at much higher levels of ionic calcium.

Directions: Add 1 capful (5 mL) per 80 L (20 gallons) twice a week. You can increase the dose or frequency based on growth response but do not exceed 3 capfuls per 80 L (20 gallons) per day. Each dose will raise calcium by about 3 mg/L.

Guaranteed Analysis: Calcium (Ca) MIN. 5.0% , MAX 5.2

Each 100 mL treats up to 1,600 L (400 gallons).

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