A smart and inexpensive alternative to calcium reactor systems. Liquid Reef is a complete source of elements directly used by corals, clams, and other reef-building organisms to create skeletal material and grow. Liquid Reef provides calcium, strontium, magnesium, and potassium in approximately the same ratios in which they occur in aragonite. A very strong source of carbonates derived from aragonite to increase alkalinity and help stabilize pH. 17 oz treats up to 5,000 gallons.
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Instructions and Guidelines
Basic: Shake product well before using. Add 5 ml (1 capful) of product per 50 US-gallons of aquarium water every other day or as needed to maintain the calcium concentration within a range of 412 - 450 ppm. When used in this fashion, 17 oz treats up to 5,000 US-gallons (9,464 L). Liquid Reef may temporarily cloud aquarium water after addition. Therefore, it is recommended that the product be dosed at night.
Advanced: Determine the calcium concentration in the aquarium using an accurate test kit before supplementing. Shake this product well before each use. Liquid Reef may temporarily cloud aquarium water after addition. Therefore, it is recommended that the product be dosed at night. Each ml of Liquid Reef will increase the concentration of calcium ("[Ca2+]") in 1 US-gallon (3.785 L) of water by approximately 37 ppm. If the initial [Ca2+] in the aquarium is below 412 ppm, add this product at the maximum rate of 10 ml per 30 US-gallons daily until the desired calcium concentration is attained, then dose daily or weekly as needed. Always try to maintain the [Ca2+] within a range of +/-10 ppm. To determine the dosing rate of this product once the desired [Ca2+] has been acquired, measure the daily rate of calcium uptake (i.e. the decrease in calcium) in your aquarium by measuring the [Ca2+] at the same time each day over a one to two week period. To determine the daily dosing rate (preferable to weekly dosing) for calcium maintenance: Estimate the volume of water in the entire aquarium system; divide the daily decrease in [Ca2+] by 37; multiply this number by the volume of water in the system to get the daily dosage required (ml) to maintain a stable [Ca2+]. Daily dosing maintains a more stable [Ca2+] (and more natural environment) than dosing weekly, in which the [Ca2+] spikes just after dosing and then gradually decreases throughout the course of the week.
Caution: May cause eye or skin irritation. Flush with water for 15 minutes if in eyes; seek medical attention if irritation persists. Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption.