Red Sea has just announced the launch of a new addition to its highly successful and unique Reef Care Program.
The new Reef Foundation Complete Supplement Pack provides all the foundation elements required to achieve a balanced coral reef aquarium, and is ideally suited for use with accurate reef test kits such as Red Sea’s own Reef Foundation Test Kit.
The Reef Foundation Complete Liquid Supplement Pack contains
3x 250ml bottles containing:
• Foundation A (calcium, strontium & barium)
• Foundation B (alkalinity buffer)
• Foundation C (magnesium)
The importance of the Foundation Elements (Ca, KH & Mg)
Foundation elements include the 3 major elements: calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg) and bi-carbonates (HCO3). These 3 elements have a major effect on the water chemistry (pH stability, alkalinity, sea water ionic strength) and on many of the coral’s biological processes (skeleton formation, ions exchange, photosynthesis).
If the foundation elements are not available in the correct ratios, one of them will become the limiting factor of healthy coral growth.
In unbalanced conditions such as low levels of Mg and/or Sr the skeleton will develop a higher proportion of calcite making it more brittle and more susceptible to damage.
Optimum coral growth
Corals invest energy in transporting the foundation and other elements necessary for skeletogenisis from the surrounding water through their soft tissue.
Elevated levels of the foundation elements create a more positive ionic pressure enabling passive diffusion of the elements through the soft tissue making this process much more efficient (less energy required per gram of skeleton).
Therefore balanced elevated levels of the foundation elements will result in accelerated coral growth rates (as are seen when using Coral Pro Salt).
All of the supplements are formulated for maximum strength, and offer excellent value for money. Dosage instructions are precise and very easy to follow, taking the guesswork out of calculating the required amount of supplements to use.
Product Code Description MRRP
R22006 Reef Foundation 3x 250ml Liquid Starter Pack £22.95
Product Availability – The new Foundation Liquid Starter Kit is available now from all good reef shops.For more information on the full Reef Care Program, please check out the tutorial videos at www.redseafish.com