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Seachem Reef Builder

Product Code: SC20506
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Seachem Reef Builder

Reef Builder™ raises carbonate alkalinity (KH) without immediately impacting on pH. With long term use there will be a tendency to stabilize at pH 8.3. Used as directed, Reef Builder™ will not deplete calcium, magnesium, or strontium which usually tend to precipitate with increasing alkalinity. Reef Builder™ and Reef Buffer™ may be used together. Use Reef Builder™ to raise carbonate alkalinity without affecting pH. Use Reef Buffer™ to raise carbonate alkalinity and pH. Reef alkalinity should be maintained at 3–5 meq/L (8–14 dKH). Alkalinity should not be allowed to fall below 2 meq/L.

  • Raises carbonate alkalinity (KH) with minimal impact on pH
  • A blend of carbonate sources that will not lower pH as competing bicarbonate only products can
  • Will not deplete calcium, magnesium, or strontium

Size: 600g 

Directions

Beginner
Use 3 g (1/2 level teaspoon) per 150 L (40 US gallons) twice a week. Dissolve in at least 250 mL (1 cup) of freshwater. Check alkalinity every 2 weeks and adjust amount or frequency accordingly. 

Advanced
Check alkalinity, then follow addition regimen above until alkalinity is adjusted to 3-6 meq/L (8-17 dKH). Each 3 g/150 L will raise alkalinity by about 0.25 meq/L. Quantity or frequency can be adjusted, but do not exceed 12 g/150 L per day. Thereafter, use as required to maintain alkalinity.

Expert
After determining the alkalinity consumption rate, set up a continuous drip system. Use the following formula (or skip the math and use our Dosage Calculator) to determine how much to add to your top–off water: m=0.08va (m=grams to add to top off water, v=volume of tank in liters, a=amount to raise alkalinity in meq/L). For example, if you want to raise your alkalinity by 1 meq/L in a 200 liter tank, then you would add 0.08x200x1=16 g into the top–off water. [For reference: 1 gallon=3.8 liters, 6 g=1 teaspoon].

DO NOT OVERDOSE: Excess alkalinity may enhance the loss of calcium, magnesium, and strontium. Do not directly mix with any calcium, magnesium, or strontium supplement. Best if calcium & carbonate additives are added on alternate days or at least 30 minutes apart.

 

Ingredients

Minerals (min. values)
Ascorbic Acid (Vit C) 5.0 mg
Thiamin (B1) 0.02 mg
Riboflavin (B2) 0.02 mg
Niacin (B3) 0.25 mg
Pantothenate (B5) 0.07 mg
Vitamin B12 0.9 µg
Choline (B4) 0.004 mg
Inositol 0.011 mg
Arginine 0.16 mg
Glutamate 0.9 mg
Lysine 0.3 mg
Tyrosine 0.19 mg
Vitamins & Lipotropic Factors (min values)
Boron 0.096 mg
Iodine 0.18 mg
Iron 0.009 mg
Copper 0.001 mg
Zinc 0.005 mg
Manganese 0.062 mg
Bromide 0.3 mg
Cobalt 0.004 mg
Molybdenum 0.16 mg
Vanadium 0.0003 mg
Nickel 0.00035 mg
Tin 0.001 mg
Rubidium 0.001 mg

Ingredients: ascorbic acid, glutamate, niacin, arginine, lysine, tyrosine, pantothenate, riboflavin, thiamin, choline, inositol, Vitamin B12, potassium bromide, potassium iodide, boric acid, manganese sulfate, sodium molybdate, ferric chloride, copper sulfate, zinc sulfate, cobalt sulfate, rubidium chloride, vanadium sulfate, nickel chloride, stannous chloride

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