Provide important amino acids and fatty acids to corals during periods of stress. Restor aids in tissue repair of corals exposed to changes in lighting, prolonged excessive water temperatures, fragmenting, and captive propagation. Restor is a strong source of EPA, DHA, and other omega-3 fatty acids derived from marine sources. Encourages health, growth, reproduction, and vibrant coloration in all corals and their allies. Target feed, broadcast directly into your aquarium, or use as a food soak. Does not require refrigeration. 17 oz treat up to 5,000 gallons.
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Instructions and Guidelines|
Shake product well before using. Turn protein skimmer and other forms of mechanical filtration off prior to adding foods fortified with Restor to aquaria, and allow 10 - 15 minutes after feeding before resuming operation of filtration.
Target Feeding (recommended): Target feeding may be carried out with a lengthy piece of rigid air tubing, plastic syringe, pipette, dropper, or similar device; pour 5 ml (1 capful) into a small container and suck a portion of this into the feeding device, then slowly discharge the contents of the device 2 to 4 inches upstream of the target organism(s). Repeat these steps as deemed necessary. Rinse the portion (inside and outside) of the feeder that was placed into the aquarium water before placing it into this bottle (if feeding directly from the bottle rather than from a separate container); failure to do so will contaminate the product and encourage it to decompose. Restor may be utilized as a food-soak; to do so, place food into a clean container, add up to 5 ml of Restor and allow 5 - 10 minutes for food to soak; target feed as directed.
Broadcast Dispersal: Add up to 5 ml per 50 gallons of water in the entire aquarium system in an area of rapid water movement every two to three days for the first four weeks of use; thereafter, the dosage may be increased as desired.
Notes: Add no more than 5 ml total of liquid food suspension per 50 gallons of water in the entire aquarium system daily for the first four weeks of use; thereafter, the dosage may be gradually increased as desired. Starting out at a low dosage and gradually increasing it with time will allow the biological filtration in the aquarium to adjust to the increase in nutrients and prevent water quality from deteriorating.
This product is best utilized by target feeding specific invertebrates in an aquarium; in doing so, the majority of the complex may be consumed by the intended organisms rather than ending up in filtration media or indirectly impacting water quality (as often occurs when indiscriminately "broadcast feeding").
Ingredients Purified water, stabilized amino acids and fatty acids (all of marine origin), and tocopherol.
While the contents of Restor will not directly reverse coral bleaching, they will effectively provide nutrients required by the coral to potentially survive the period of time during which zooxanthellae is recovering or being reacquired. No express claims are made that corals who have suffered bleaching will recover when using this product. However, it has generally been observed that corals obtaining the required nutrition (by actively feeding) during such an event have a higher rate of recovery. Using Restor to fortify plankton of the proper size range for the target organism(s) is an extremely effective means of providing those important substances.
Restor does not require refrigeration, however storage in a cool, shaded area will prolong the activity of the vitamins. Refrigeration will maximize the shelf life of the product.