Our Coral Essentials, Carbonate + Trace is a concentrated source of liquid carbonate, 180,000 ppm (mg/L) or 10,000dKH and our own unique blend of trace elements. We have added our Coral Power Trace C elements as well as Boron and Bromide into this mix using our proven Coral Essentials Method dosing regiment. When using Carbonate + Trace there is no need to add additional trace elements.
You have two options for dosing:
You can follow our simple recipe and add the following amounts each day:
Soft Coral / LPS System - 3ml per 100L of tank volume per day
Mixed Reef System - 6ml per 100L of tank volume per day
SPS Dominant System - 12ml per 100L of tank volume per day
Or secondly, for optimum results the alkalinity (KH) levels in marine tanks need to be checked regularly to determine the take up in your system. Simply calculate dosing requirements to suit the depletion rate using our easy to use dosing calculator below. After you have determined this, a regular check of the alkalinity levels should be made. Your tank will change over time as coral grows, new pieces are added as well as invertebrates that also take up carbonate. We have found ideal KH levels to be at about 8-9 dKH for most aquariums. Levels of 8.5 – 9.0 dKH are desirable if you want to maintain high levels of growth in a SPS and hard coral dominant system.
Use our simple Coral Essentials Dosing Calculator below to work out how much Carbonate + Trace you need based on your usage.
Dosage rate: 1ml will raise the carbonate levels by 1.8ppm (0.1dKH) for each 100L of tank water