Reef•Basis Magnesium is a high purity magnesium
in dry form, designed to safely raise the magnesium level in marine
aquariums, providing essential magnesium for invertebrate growth and to
regulate the balance between calcium and carbonates . It contains no
acetate, EDTA, polygluconates and is over 4 times as strong as many
competitor's products because it is made from anhydrous salts, not
Use in aquarium keeping.
Proper control of magnesium level is imperative
for the health and growth of corals and many other invertebrates.
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).
Directions and protocol.
Dissolve 2-1/2 grams, about 1/2 teaspoon of
product in 8 oz. ( 236 ml ) purified water (Caution: may generate
significant heat upon mixing, wear rubber gloves and allow to cool if
necessary). Add in an area of high flow directly to tank for each 20
gallons ( 76 L ) capacity, every other day until the desired magnesium
level is reached. For best results, measure the magnesium concentration
and add as necessary to maintain between 1250 and 1350 mg/L (ppm).
CAUTION: ALWAYS MIX OUTSIDE THE TANK. ABSORBS MOISTURE, KEEP TIGHTLY
To dose, determine the amount of magnesium
consumption during the time it takes add the entire volume of your drip
system. Determine the amount of Reef•Basis Magnesium to add to your
drip system in grams by multiplying your tank capacity in gallons by the
amount you want to raise it in mg/l (ppm) and by 0.009. ( Example: if
you have a 20 gallon tank and you want to raise the level by 25 mg/l
(ppm) with the entire dose, you would multiply 20 x .009 x 25 which
equals 4.5 grams or about 2 teaspoons of Reef•Basis Magnesium.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Product
gets hot when mixed with water. Not for human consumption. Contains
magnesium salts, if ingested drink water, contact a poison control
center immediately! If in eyes flush with water.