|*|| Convenient and cost-saving kit of our Professional Sodium Bicarbonate and Calcium Chloride (5lbs each) |
|*|| Raise and maintain proper alkalinity and calcium levels for healthy coral growth in your reef aquarium |
|*|| Ideal for reef hobbyists that employ routine 2-part alkalinity and calcium supplementation regimen |
Do-it-yourself and save! The LiveAquaria® 2-Part Sodium Bicarbonate & Calcium Chloride Kit offers a convenient and cost-saving alternative for reef aquarium hobbyists who use commercially-prepared two-part calcium and alkalinity supplement systems. This budget savvy kit includes a 5lbs resealable package of our Professional Sodium Bicarbonate AND our Professional Calcium Chloride to help ensure ideal water parameters essential for a healthy, thriving reef aquarium environment.
LiveAquaria® Professional Sodium Bicarbonate included in this kit is pure sodium bicarbonate that helps raise and maintain alkalinity (the buffering capacity of water) levels in marine fish-only aquariums and coral reef aquariums. LiveAquaria® Professional Calcium Chloride is pure anhydrous calcium chloride that helps provide the building blocks for healthy invertebrate shell development, coral skeleton formation, as well as maintaining stable pH.
Please Note: Always test alkalinity and calcium levels prior to use. Do not add LiveAquaria® Professional Bulk Reef Supplements directly to your aquarium water. For use in marine aquariums only.
General Directions & Dosage
LiveAquaria® Professional Sodium Bicarbonate
Do not add LiveAquaria® Professional Sodium Bicarbonate directly to your aquarium water. Create a solution at the prescribed dosage detailed below. Always test alkalinity levels prior to use. Alkalinity levels found in natural seawater is between 7-12 dKH. Due to the sensitivity of marine organisms, it is not recommended to raise alkalinity by more than 1 dKH (0.36 meq/l) per 24 hours.
DOSAGE: Add one teaspoon (5 grams) per 45 gallons to raise alkalinity by approximately 1 dKH. Dissolve appropriate amount in RO/DI water, slowly add to a high flow area, ideally into a sump. Monitor pH while dosing. Avoid immediate impact of pH change to more than +/- 0.2. Re-test and repeat dose until desired level is reached.
LiveAquaria® Professional Calcium Chloride
Do not add LiveAquaria® Professional Calcium Chloride directly to your aquarium water. Create a solution at the prescribed dosage detailed below. Always test calcium levels prior to use. Calcium concentration found in natural seawater is between 380-450 ppm. Due to the sensitivity of marine organisms, it is not recommended to raise calcium by more than 20 ppm per 24 hours.
DOSAGE: 1 gram per 10 gallons will raise calcium level approximately 10 ppm. One teaspoon (approximately 5.2 grams) per 10 gallons will raise calcium approximately 50 ppm. Dissolve appropriate amount of calcium chloride in RO/DI or distilled water. It is recommended to dose in partial increments of 1/3 to 1/2 of the total. Wait 24 hours after first partial dose, then check calcium levels and dose another portion.
NOTE: Due to the variation of granular size, conversion between volume and weight of powdered products are approximate; as a precaution, dose less than the calculated amount and measure the effect before adding the total amount.
CAUTION: Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing. Wash hands after handling. LiveAquaria® Professional Calcium Chloride becomes hot when mixed with water, use rubber gloves.
STORAGE: Store in a cool, dry place with lid tightly sealed. Keep out of reach of children.