High-performance powder mix that increases water alkalinity.
It helps to maintain the pH balance in the tank by increasing the alkalinity of the water. Cyclic use of the preparation increases pH to the level of 8.3 (at this level the pH remains unchanged, and only the degree of water alkalinity increases).
It is a source of carbonates, which constitute the majority of aragonite – a mineral used by reactive organisms to build the skeleton of a coral reef.
Formula developed by specialists in the field of marine sciences.
Before supplementation, check the level of alkalinity in the tank with a thorough water test.
Do not add raw preparation directly to the tank. Dilute the preparation with water according to the given instructions.
Alkalinity, also known as carbonate hardness or buffer capacity, is a way to determine the pH balance in a solution, e.g. aquarium water. Weak acids formed as a result of oxygen exchange and decomposition of organic material in the tank affect the gradual reduction of water alkalinity. Uncontrolled degree of water alkalinity can lead to a situation in which it falls below the critical level, which in turn can result in a rapid increase in pH level fluctuation (daily fluctuation of the pH level within +/- 0.2 units is normal in marine aquariums) and in the result is stress in living sea creatures. Alkalinity is also reduced due to the activity of re-forming organisms, more precisely during the production of aragonite (by weight consisting of about 60% of carbonates), which is why it is a very important element affecting the rapid growth of these organisms. Maintaining carbonate hardness in marine aquariums at a level of 7 to 12 dKH (2.5 to 4.3 meq / l) will basically keep the pH level in the range we want.
Instructions for use
Basic information: Dissolve 2 g of the product (about ½ teaspoon) in about 240 ml of fresh water, use the solution prepared in this way for about 76 liters of aquarium water. Pour into the tank once every two days or as needed to maintain a carbonate hardness of 7 to 12 dKH. Using the above recommendations, 1000 g of the preparation is enough to treat about 37854 l of water.
Extended information: Prepare the mother liquor by dissolving 20 g (about 5 teaspoons) of Alkalin 8.3-P in about 240 ml of fresh (preferably purified) water. Each 1 ml of mother liquor increases the carbonate hardness of 3.8 l of water by 0.36 dKH (0.13 meq / l). [Reference: Each 1 g of Alkalin 8.3-P increases the alkalinity level of 3.8 l of water by 6.8 dKH (2.5 meq / l).] If the initial level of alkalinity in the aquarium is less than 7 dKH (2, 5 meq / l), pour the mother liquor in maximum proportions of 10 ml into about 76 l of water daily until the desired degree of basicity is achieved. Then dose once a day or once a week as needed (details below). Keep water alkalinity within +/- 1 dKH. After reaching the desired level of water alkalinity, make measurements of alkalinity each day at the same time for 7-14 days to determine the size of the required dose of solution. To determine the daily dose of the preparation (more recommended than the weekly dose): calculate the total amount of water in the aquarium system, divide the daily decrease in alkalinity by 0.36, using dKH as the unit of measure (or by 0.13, when the unit of measure is meq / l) and then multiply the number obtained in this way by the amount of water in the tank expressed in gallons (where 1 gallon = 3.8 l of water) in order to obtain the amount of the daily dose of the mother liquor in milliliters required to maintain a constant level of alkalinity.
Inorganic carbonate, bicarbonate, sulfate and borate salts.