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Continuum Aquatics
  • Ionically balanced magnesium supplement for all marine fish & reef aquaria
  • High purity magnesium in dry form for all marine fish and reef aquaria
  • Phosphate and nitrate free
    Tech Notes
    Directions and protocol

    Liquid:
    Shake well prior to use. Add 1 capful (5 ml) per 25 US-gallons (100 L) of marine aquarium water 3 to 4 times per week. For best results, measure the magnesium concentration and add as required to maintain the concentration between 1,250 and 1,350 mg/L (ppm).

    Dry Form:
    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 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, calcium, and many other supplements. See our website for compatibility of supplements. 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 in milliliters by multiplying your tank capacity in gallons by the amount you want to raise it in mg/l (ppm) and by 0.0533. (Example: if you have a 50 gallon tank and you want to raise the level by 10 ppm with the entire dose, you would multiply 50 x 10 x 0.0533 which equals 26.65 ml of Reef-Basis Magnesium or about 5-1/4 capfuls).

    Dry Form:
    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. Dry Form gets hot when mixed with water. Not for human consumption. Contains magnesium salts, if ingested drink water, call a poison control center immediately! If in eyes flush with water.
    Description
    Liquid:
    Reef-Basis Magnesium is a high quality, ionically balanced solution of hydrated magnesium salts designed to safely raise the magnesium level in marine aquariums, providing essential magnesium for support of aragonite formation in corals, assisting in regulation of calcium and alkalinity levels and for other desirable functions. It contains no acetate, gluconates, polygluconates or other unnecessary organics to pollute your aquarium. It is phosphate and nitrate free.

    Proper control of magnesium level is imperative for the health and growth of corals as well as maintenance of calcium and buffer levels. Some sea salt mixes are low in magnesium. Continuum recommends that you maintain a magnesium level of between 1,250 and 1,350 mg/L (ppm) for normal reef keeping. This product is also suitable for use by hobbyists who want to raise the magnesium level up to the range of 1,500 to 1,800 mg/L (ppm) for special uses. If you raise the magnesium level that high, be sure to closely monitor the condition of corals and other animals to make sure that they remain healthy and vibrant. Should negative signs such as corals refusing to open, poor coloration etc. be seen, discontinue use and allow the level to decrease until the animals look healthy again.

    Dry Form:
    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 hydrated salts.

    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).
     
     
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    027282   Reef-Basis Magnesium Liquid Supplement
     
    $4.95
    $4.45
     
     
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    027283   Reef-Basis Magnesium Liquid Supplement
     
    $7.45
    $6.71
     
     
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    027285   Reef-Basis Magnesium Dry Form
     
    $8.45
    $7.61
     
     
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    027286   Reef-Basis Magnesium Dry Form
     
    $13.45
    $12.11
     
     
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    027287   Reef-Basis Magnesium Dry Form
     
    $16.95
    $15.25
     
     
    In Stock
     
     
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