RED SEA FOUNDATION STARTER KIT
This product is part of the Red Sea Reef Care Program – Reef Foundation Program
The complete Reef Care Program is the product of years of research into the physiological demands of a reef aquarium’s SPS, LPS and Soft Corals. The program is divided into 4 distinct, but complementary, sub-programs according to biological process
Reef Foundation Program: This program provides you with biologically balanced levels of foundation elements (Calcium, Carbonates and Magnesium), and ensures optimal water conditions for a sustainable, vibrant coral reef.
Reef Foundation A: Contains Calcium, Strontium, and Barium according to the ratios found in coral skeleton. Concentration: 1ml will raise the Ca level of 100 liters (25 gal) by 2ppm
A successful coral reef aquarium depends on how well you maintain the water parameters which are the key to a stable coral environment. All of the elements found in natural seawater play a role in providing optimal water parameters, but some are more significant than others. These elements, the foundation of the reef environment, include the three major elements: Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg) and Carbonates (CO3). All three have a major effect on water chemistry (pH stability, Alkalinity, ionic strength) and on many of the coral’s biological processes (skeleton formation, ions exchange, photosynthesis).
The foundation elements complement each other in the formation of coral skeleton. If not balanced correctly one of the elements will quickly limit healthy coral growth.
250mL Reef Foundation A (Ca,Sr)
250mL Reef Foundation B (Alk)
250mL Reef Foundation C (Mg)
Red Sea's Reef Foundation system has been designed to help promote coral growth and coloration while maintaining the health of the coral.
When corals grow, amounts of calcium, alkalinity, and magnesium will be consumed by the coral to create its calcium carbonate structure. With just a couple small corals the amount of elements that will be consumed can be replenished by water changes, but after corals start growing, or you add more the need to supplement and replenish the elements being consumed will arise. Calcium, alkalinity and magnesium will be consumed the quickest and the Red Sea Reef Foundation System uses high quality components letting you replenish the basic trace elements that are being consumed.
Reef Foundation A: 1 mL will raise the Calcium level of 25 gallons by 2 ppm.
Reef Foundation B: 1 mL will raise the alkalinity of 25 gallons by 0.036 meq/l (0.1dKH).
Reef Foundation C: 1 mL will raise the Magnesium level of 25 gallons by 1 ppm.