Seachem's Reef Calcium

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  1. CheckMateKingll

    CheckMateKingll Feather Duster

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    Craig,,,
    They recommend 5ml. per 20 gal. 2x a week, but depending upon your tank absorption testing will dictate...
     
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  3. Craig Manoukian

    Craig Manoukian Giant Squid

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    [glow=navy, 8, 100%]That should be a roughly four year supply of that stuff!  Wholly smokes, I hope it doesn't become inert during that time!  Maybe it will get used faster if I get a 240 gallon tank, eh?  Yah, that's the ticket![/glow][smiley=LolLolLolLol.gif]

    :) ;) :D ;D 8)
     
  4. Jason McKenzie

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    Well ya got'a do what ya got'a do. you don't want to waste any of the Reef Cal so I say go for the 240G [smiley=deal2.gif] [smiley=bouncylaugh.gif]
     
  5. Wrassman

    Wrassman Peppermint Shrimp

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    [glow=Purple, 3, 90%]It will be fine, Craig. You go through it faster than you think. I dose my tank 3x per week because I really like the effects (increased coralline algae growth, prolonged polyp extension, etc.). I dose the Reef Calcium along with Reef Plus (which is a coral FOOD) and that really gets things hopping...[/glow]
     
  6. Jason McKenzie

    Jason McKenzie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Wrass Great review, I now understand the term "Bio-available". Is this type of product the next step in the evolution of reef aquariums or an alternative to the Cal products we all use. It seems as thought this product would force other Manufacturer to put out a summilar product.

    I could ask a million ? but I think I'll look around and see what info I can scrap up.

    Once again Wrass you've motivated me to learn more about our wonderful hobby

    J ;)
     
  7. Wrassman

    Wrassman Peppermint Shrimp

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    [glow=Navy, 2, 100%]Hey jakets,

    Seachem's website has a very interesting article called "The Contrarian Reef" by Dr. Leo G. Morin Ph.D. (the founder of the company).  In this article he recognizes that the methods they employ for chemical additives runs "contrary" to accepted practice.  But, there is a very good reason for what they do.[/glow]

    Rather than attempt to explain the entire article to you, I am going to give you the linkand then tell you how to get to the article.

    [glow=Navy, 2, 100%]First, click English.  Then, go up to the menu bar and click "Support."  Once there, click the fourth bullet down, called "articles."  The second article is "The Contrarian Reef."  It is in PDF format, so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to read the file.  But, I believe that once you read it, you will understand the philosophy behind the methodology of Seachem far better than I could explain it, here in a couple of sentences or paragraphs.[/glow]

    [glow=Brown, 2, 100%]I hope this helps, jakets!!  Let me know if I can do anything else for you.[/glow]
     
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  9. Craig Manoukian

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    Great link Wrassman! Printing at the moment so I can "bone-up" on the subject!
     
  10. karlas

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    i think the seachem calcium helps maintain ph. i could be wrong but i dont seem to have many ph or alk problems and seachems the only additives i use. i rarely use the ph buffer and very seldom use the alk buffer ;but do keep them on hand incase i need them
     
  11. Jason McKenzie

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    Wrassman,
    Sorry for not responding earlier to the vast amounts of great info you have presented everyone. Without an aquarium up and running it was hard to motivate to read up on Seachem products. With the Aquarium back up I have been inspired and wanted to express my appreciation for all the research on these products. The articals you have pointed me to are a great asset.

    Thank you
    Jason
     
  12. Wrassman

    Wrassman Peppermint Shrimp

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    [glow=Pink, 1, 80%]Thank you, Jakets!  And thank you for taking the time to read them!  It takes a lot of time to gather the info on these products, the research, on the other hand, has been a pleasure, as I watch these additves literally "work wonders" in my system.

    I'm glad you enjoyed the effort, J!  I'll even spring for some karma for that!!!  [smiley=grin3.gif] [smiley=laugh4.gif] [smiley=wink3.gif][/glow]

    I just thought I'd add, karla, that Seachem's products are all formulated to be at pH 8.3. So, no matter what you are using, whether it is Reef Trace or Reef Calcium, both are going to be forumalted to be at 8.3. Eventually, after long term use, this will stablize your tank at 8.3 pH. That is where mine is, and I expect it will stay there for many, many years into the future... [smiley=yaknow.gif]