Reef Complete® is a concentrated (160,000 mg/L) optimized
blend of ionic calcium designed to restore and maintain calcium to
levels found in natural seawater without affecting pH. Calcium and
carbonates are essential to all coral growth. If either becomes
deficient, coral growth will cease, followed by a rapid decline in coral
health. To prevent this you must provide calcium (Reef Complete®) and
carbonates (Reef Builder or Reef Carbonate).
Reef Complete® also includes magnesium and strontium in
amounts proportionate to typical utilization ratios (100:5:0.1,
Ca:Mg:Sr). This allows one to maintain these two important elements
while maintaining calcium.
Reef Complete® is a blended product. It is not simply
calcium chloride. Commercially available calcium chloride contains
ammonia. Unlike other ionic calcium supplements, Reef Complete® is
blended to a higher pH in order to force the ammonia to gas off into the
atmosphere. In addition, Reef Complete® is more concentrated than any
other liquid product on the market. Reef Complete® contains 160,000 ppm
calcium. Our nearest competitor’s product is only 110,000 ppm calcium.
BEGINNER: Use 1 capful (5 mL) per 80 L (20 US gallons)
twice a week. Check calcium every 2 weeks and adjust amount or frequency
ADVANCED: Check calcium level, then follow addition regimen
above until calcium is adjusted to 380–420 mg/L. Each 5 mL/80 L (20 US
gallons) will raise calcium by about 10 mg/L. Quantity or frequency can
be adjusted, but do not exceed 12.5 mL/80 L (20 US gallons) per day.
Thereafter, use as required to maintain calcium.
EXPERT: After determining the calcium consumption rate, set
up a continuous drip system. Use the following formula to determine how
much to add to your top–off water: m=vc/160 (m=mL of product to add to
top off water, v=volume of tank in liters, c=amount to raise calcium in
mg/L). [For reference: 1 US gallon=3.8 L].
NOTES: If used with Reef Calcium, it is not necessary to exceed 380 mg/L total calcium. Use Reef Status Calcium to measure calcium.
DO NOT OVERDOSE: Excess calcium may enhance the loss of
carbonate alkalinity. Do not directly mix with any carbonate supplement.
Best if calcium & carbonate additives are added on alternate days
or at least 30 minutes apart.