Showcase your reef aquarium with a rainbow of exquisitely colored corals. Red Sea Coral Colors ABCD Reef Supplement Multipack contains Red Sea Coral Colors A, B, C, and D to simplify Red Sea's Coral Coloration Program. Accurately replenishes 31 minor and trace elements present in the skeleton and soft tissue of all corals that enable corals to display their natural colors.
Red Sea Coral Colors ABCD Reef Supplement Multipack contains special color-enhancing supplements formulated in specific concentrations necessary for coral coloration and health. The elements in each supplement are related by their biological function and are associated with the production of specific color pigments (Pink, Red, Green/Yellow and Purple/Blue) in the soft tissue of stony corals. All 31 elements are required by all stony corals irrespective of the actual color the coral displays.
Red Sea Coral Colors ABCD Reef Supplement Multipack contains 100 ml bottles of:
Use the Red Sea Reef Colors Pro Multi Test Kit to ensure safe and proper coral supplementation.
For best results in displaying coral colors use Red Sea NO3:PO4-X Biological Nitrate and Phosphate Reducer.
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General Instructions for Testing and Supplementing
Testing and Supplementing
SPS corals have a relatively high uptake of calcium and therefore of all the Coral Color elements. Since the stability of the water parameters is essential for their health and vitality, supplementing of the Color Elements should be done daily. At lower nutrient levels for enhanced coral coloration, it is preferable to test the individual color elements.
LPS corals have a lower uptake of calcium and therefore they can tolerate the Color Elements being supplemented weekly. They will however benefit from a daily supplementing regime. Choose which of these supplementing options is best for you and your aquarium.
Soft corals only need Colors A & B and should be supplemented weekly. To promote coralline algae in a soft coral aquarium use Coral Color C.
Dosing by Total Elemental Demand
When first using the Coral Colors products or after a water-change, test the levels of the Color Elements and supplement as necessary to achieve the optimal levels.
Dosing by Calcium (Coral Growth) Demand
Calculate the daily or weekly dose of each supplement according to the dosage of Red Sea's Reef Foundation supplements or to a known uptake of calcium. (Add 1ml of Color supplement for every 20ppm of Calcium added per 100 liters (25 gal) of aquarium water or for every 2g of calcium uptake.)
Weekly dosing - Soft Corals
Daily dosing - SPS corals
After a week of adding the daily dosage, test the Color Elements and calculate the adjusting dosage of each supplement to replenish back to the optimal levels.
Continue testing all of the elements every week and make adjustments to the daily dosages as required. As your corals grow or you add or remove livestock, the uptake of the elements in your aquarium will gradually change. It is recommended to keep a log book of the weekly measurements and dosages.
If you miss one or more days of supplementing, add the complete amount that you have missed but do not exceed the maximum recommended daily increase for any of the elements.
Red Sea Coral Colors Reef Supplements
Coral Color A
Coral Colors A Supplement is part of the complete range of complementary major, minor and trace element complexes which together provide the needs of corals.
Coral Colors A Supplement contains iodine and other halogens that are associated with many biological processes, one of them being the production of the pink pigments in the soft tissue of corals.
The halogens act both as antioxidants and oxidative agents within the soft tissue and mucus layer of corals, reducing the possibility of coral bleaching.
In active reef systems, these elements are depleted quickly due to their high oxidative abilities and reactivity with organic materials. Iodine and bromine are related to the pink chromo-protein (pociloporin).
Coral Colors B
Coral Colors B Supplement is part of the complete range of complementary major, minor and trace element complexes, which together provide the needs of corals.
Coral Colors B Supplement contains potassium and boron that are associated with many biological processes, one of them being the production of the red pigments in the soft tissue of corals.
Potassium plays an essential role in the transportation of coral nutrients within the soft tissue (including the nutrients provided by the zooxanthellae). Potassium and boron significantly affect the alkalinity of a coral's soft tissue and the formation of aragonite in its skeleton. Potassium is related to the red chromo-proteins.
Coral Colors C
Coral Colors C Supplement is part of the complete range of complementary major, minor and trace element complexes which, together provide the needs for coral growth.
Coral Colors C Supplement is a complex of eight "light" metals that includes iron, manganese, cobalt, copper, aluminum, zinc, chrome, and nickel. These micro-elements are essential for many bio-chemical metabolic processes, including respiration, production of energy, chlorophyll and photosynthetic catalysts. C elements are related to the green/yellow chromo-proteins.
Coral Colors D
Coral Colors D Supplement is part of the complete range of complementary major, minor and trace element complexes which together provide the needs of corals.
These 18 elements (out of all the trace elements in NSW) participate in the metabolic processes inside a coral's skeleton and soft tissue, one of them being the production of the purple/blue pigments in the soft tissue of corals.
General Information Red Sea Coral Coloration Program
Red Sea's research has shown that the pigments can only be produced by the soft tissue of the coral if the specific elements required for the bio-chemical process are available in the correct concentration. Each of the natural pink, red, green/yellow & blue/purple pigments are connected with specific elements that correlate with the elemental grouping of the Coral Colors A, B, C & D.