Salifert Coral Calcium
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    Why is calcium required?

    Calcium is a major constituent of calcareous algae, skeletal material of hard corals and the skeletal needles of soft/leather corals. Calcium also fulfils many biological functions. These processes result in depletion of calcium. Quite often a too low calcium concentration retards growth of corals and calcareous algae. NSW (Natural Sea Water) contains 400 - 450 mg/L calcium. This is also the value we should strive for. For a stable aquarium environment the fluctuation in calcium content should not be more than approx. 15 mg/L.

    About Coral Calcium

    We have highly concentrated this supplement. In fact a higher concentration is impossible to achieve. Each liter contains approx. 160,000 mg of calcium. You will appreciate this when you consider that an average aquarium depletes 5-8 mg of calcium per liter, each week. To avoid an ionic imbalance, we properly balance the calcium with ions such as sulfate, chloride, bromide, sodium and magnesium. All ingredients are of a pharmaceutical quality or even better. This ensures that no unwanted elements are added to your valuable aquarium. Right after you have dosed this supplement the calcium is immediately 100% available to your corals and other calcium requiring organisms.


    Other requirements

    If calcium is depleted because of growth of corals and coralline algae then supplements such as Salifert’s KH+pH Buffer and Strontium are also required. Since they form together with calcium the major ingredients of shells, coralline algae and the skeletal material of corals.

    Directions: Shake before use.

    Regular maintenance: Dose 5 ml per 100 liters (25 gallons) once a week or two weeks. Adjust dosage according to individual requirements (use a calcium test, e.g., Salifert’s Calcium Profi-Test). Every 5 ml per 100 liters (25 gallons) will increase the calcium concentration by approx. 8 mg/L (8 ppm). Never increase the calcium concentration by more than 50 mg/L a day. Maintain a calcium concentration of 400 - 450 mg/L.

  • Item Description Price Quantity
    Salifert Coral Calcium
    250 ml
    $12.79

    Salifert Coral Calcium
    500 ml
    $20.79

    Salifert Coral Calcium
    1000 ml
    $29.79