The simple way to add balanced calcium, carbonate buffer, and The simple way to add balanced calcium, carbonate buffer, and essential trace elements like strontium, magnesium, and barium to your marine or hard-water aquarium. AragaMilk uses the power of natural aragonite for flash mineralization, plus a boost of magnesium to aid in coralline algae growth. No parts to mix, no risk of overdose. Dosing varies. 16 oz. container.
AragaMilk has a full pound of buffer in every 16 fluid ounce bottle. This buffer comes in two forms: bicarbonate for immediate response, plus carbonate from aragonite. This second form makes for a safer, time-release buffer, over 2-3 days, for long-term security without the wild pH swings that can stress your tank inhabitants.
Great for your African Cichlid or livebearer aquariums as well. You'll notice it will stop downward pH swings so common in large fish only marine and Cichlid setups, helping you create an environment for happy, healthy, and more colorful fish.
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Directions for Use
For marine and reef aquariums, add 1 drop per gallon or 1ml per 10 gallons. For larger aquariums, add 1 capful (5ml) for each 50 gallons. AragaMilk is safe enough to use daily if needed or until target alkalinity is reached.
Adding AragaMilk in the morning is suggested or at least two hours before the lights are turned off. To prevent precipitation of carbonate mineral, do not add at the same time as, or mix with, other calcium, magnesium, or buffer products. Every aquarium is different.
Some systems may require multiple doses to reach target alkalinity level (natural seawater is 3.5 meq/L). Wait at least two hours after dosing, and test alkalinity, before repeating dose. Long-term stability of alkalinity is achieved with regular use. Your aquarium may take on a slight haze while the aragonite crystals are equilibrating with seawater or imbedding within the bio-coated surfaces. This haze will typically disappear within 1-2 hours.
If your tank is stocked with sessile invertebrates (i.e.: live corals, xenia, Tridacnid clams, etc.), dilute AragaMilk into a larger volume of water first, then add to the tank. For example, dose AragaMilk into a clean, (not soapy) cup of aquarium water, mix well, and then pour slowly into the aquarium (ideally into a sump, near powerheads or filter outflow for rapid dispersal). This method prevents any unwanted "settling" of carbonate salts onto delicate corals or other live invertebrates.