Reef•Basis - Calcium is a high quality, maximum strength ionic
calcium solution designed to safely raise the calcium level in marine
aquariums, providing essential calcium for increased growth rates in
corals, coraline algae, crustaceans and many other marine organisms. It
contains no acetate, gluconates, polygluconates or other unnecessary
organics to pollute your aquarium. It is phosphate and silicate free.
May be used simultaneously with Kalkwasser.
Use in aquarium keeping.
Proper control of calcium level is imperative for the health and
growth of corals and many other invertebrates. If the calcium
concentration is too low, growth rates will suffer. If it is too high,
alkalinity or buffering capacity will be diminished, leading to possible
instability of pH. Sufficient magnesium levels are also necessary to
maintain the proper balance. It is therefore recommended that the
hobbyist measure and control the levels of calcium, magnesium and
alkalinity on a regular basis. Strontium is also required for formation
of aragonite. Continuum recommends that you maintain a calcium level
of between 410 and 450 mg/L (ppm), an alkalinity level of 7 to 11 dKH
(2.5 to 4 meq/L), and a magnesium level of 1250 to 1350 mg/L (ppm).
Note: Aquarists keeping SPS corals should consider keeping alkalinity at
7 to no more than 9 dKH (2.5 to 3.21 meq/L). Do not add calcium and
buffering (alkalinity) products at the same time. Doing so will cause
unnecessary precipitation and possible cloudiness.
Directions and protocol.
Shake well prior to use. Add 1 capful (5 ml) per 50 US-gallons (200
L) of marine aquarium water 3 to 4 times per week. For best results,
measure the calcium concentration and add as required to maintain the
concentration between 410 and 450 mg/L.
Dosing through use of a drip system is a superior method of addition.
Do not mix with buffers or alkalinity supplements prior to addition.
You may mix it with strontium, magnesium, and many other supplements.
See our website for compatibility of supplements. Determine the amount
of calcium consumption during the time it takes add the entire volume of
your drip system. Determine the amount of Reef•Basis Calcium to add
in milliliters by multiplying your tank capacity in gallons by the
amount you want to raise it in mg/l (ppm) and by 0.027. (Example: if
you have a 100 gallon tank and you want to raise the level by 10 ppm
with the entire dose, you would multiply 100 x 10 x 0.027 which equals
27 ml of Reef•Basis Calcium or about 5-1/2 capfuls).
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption.
Contains calcium chloride, if ingested drink water. If in eyes flush