The Fundamentals Pack combines those products essential for any reef (Reef Complete®, Reef Carbonate™, and Reef Plus™).
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 Carbonate™ is a concentrated (4,000 meq/L) optimized blend of
carbonate and bicarbonate salts designed to restore and maintain
alkalinity in the reef aquarium. 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 carbonates (Reef Carbonate™) and calcium (Reef Advantage
Calcium™ or Reef Complete®). Used as directed, Reef Carbonate™ will not
deplete calcium, magnesium, or strontium which usually tend to
precipitate with increasing alkalinity. Reef alkalinity should be
maintained at 3–5 meq/L (8–14 dKH). Alkalinity should not be allowed to
fall below 2 meq/L.
Reef Plus™ s a full spectrum supplement of trace components such as
iodide, bromide, molybdenum, iron, manganese, cobalt, potassium,
inositol, choline; important vitamins such as C and B12; and beneficial
amino acids, such as cysteine, proline, glycine, alanine, and lysine.