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Continuum Aquatics
  • Provides essential calcium for increased growth rates
  • Phosphate and silicate free
    Tech Notes
    Directions and protocol

    Liquid:
    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.

    Dry Form:
    Dissolve 2 grams, about 1 teaspoon of product in 8 oz. ( 236 ml ) purified water. Add in an area of high flow directly to tank for each 20 gallons ( 76 L ) capacity, per day until the desired calcium level is reached. For best results, measure the calcium concentration and add as necessary to maintain between 410 and 450 mg/L (ppm). CAUTION: PRODUCT GETS VERY HOT WHEN MIXED WITH WATER, USE RUBBER GLOVES, AND ALWAYS MIX OUTSIDE THE TANK. ABSORBS MOISTURE, KEEP TIGHTLY CLOSED!

    Expert use

    Liquid:
    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).

    Dry Form
    To dose, 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 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 0.011. (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 .011 x 25 which equals 5.5 grams or about 2-1/2 teaspoons of Reef•Basis Calcium.)

    Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Dry form gets hot when mixed with water. Not for human consumption. Contains calcium chloride, if ingested drink water. If in eyes flush with water.
    Description
    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.

    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.

     
     
    Item #   Description  
    Price
     
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    027244   Reef-Basis Calcium Concentrated Liquid Supplement
     
    $5.95
    $5.35
     
     
    In Stock
    027245   Reef-Basis Calcium Concentrated Liquid Supplement
     
    $10.45
    $9.41
     
     
    In Stock
    027247   Reef-Basis Calcium Dry Form
     
    $8.95
    $8.05
     
     
    In Stock
    027248   Reef-Basis Calcium Dry Form
     
    $12.95
    $11.65
     
     
    In Stock
    027249   Reef-Basis Calcium Dry Form
     
    $16.95
    $15.25
     
     
    In Stock
     
     
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