Highly concentrated Vitamin C solution allows versatile supplementation. Mix with food, liquid food suspension, or add directly to aquarium water to help improve tissue growth and aid the immune system. Beneficial during coral propagation and grow-out period. Use 1 ml per 10 ml of food suspension; 2 ml per 20 gallons weekly if dosing aquarium directly.
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Ascorbic acid (C) (min): 1,500 mg/oz.
Vitamins are compounds required in minute concentrations for vital metabolic reactions; the amounts of vitamins required for a given species varies. Short-term vitamin deficiencies can typically be tolerated by most organisms. However, long-term deficiencies tend to result in abnormalities, poor health, and eventually even death of the specimen. Conversely, if severely overdosed, ingested vitamins can have a negative impact on a specimen by way of toxicity, though the impact is unlikely to be permanent. Decreasing the vitamin dosage typically results in full recovery of the affected specimen. For these reasons, it is recommended that Vitamarin-C be utilized either as a means of delivering vitamins to aquarium inhabitants through food or by direct addition to the water, but not both except as noted on opposite panel when using with organisms that have sustained tissue damage.
Vitamarin-C 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.
Instructions and Guidelines
If adding directly to aquarium water: Begin by adding 2 ml (approximately 16 drops) of Vitamarin-C per 20 US-gallons of water weekly for the first four weeks of use; this corresponds to adding approximately 2 drops per 20 US-gallons each day. Then, gradually increase the weekly dosage to 4 ml per 20 US-gallons over the following four weeks and maintain this dosage. [Note: if using Vitamarin-C in conjunction with Brightwell Aquatics Vitamarin-M, decrease dosages by 50%.] Starting at a low dosage will not cause any harm to the livestock, and will enable you to notice subtle changes in the appearance of the system that indicate the effectiveness and need for the product.
Note that doubling the dosage of Vitamarin-C is acceptable when fortifying food meant for organisms appearing to be in poor health, including fishes and invertebrates. Maintain the increased dosage only as long as is deemed necessary, and observe water quality carefully at all times, making adjustments as needed. No medicinal claims are made for Vitamarin-C. However, Vitamin C has been consistently observed to have a positive impact on immune systems in general.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption.