Reef Advantage Calcium™ is a non-caustic (pH 8.3–8.6) optimized blend of ionic calcium designed to restore and maintain calcium to levels found in natural seawater. Calcium and carbonates are essential to all coral growth. If either becomes deficient, coral growth will cease, followed by a rapid decline in coral health. To prevent this you must provide calcium (Reef Advantage Calcium™) and carbonates (Reef Builder™ or Reef Carbonate™).
Reef Advantage Calcium™ also includes magnesium and strontium in amounts proportionate to typical utilization ratios (100:5:0.1, Ca:Mg:Sr). This allows one to maintain these two important elements while maintaining calcium.
Unlike limewater (kalkwasser), Reef Advantage Calcium™ does not have a caustic pH and will not deplete magnesium. Used as directed, it will not deplete alkalinity.
BEGINNER: Use 1 level teaspoon per 150 L (40 gallons*) twice a week. Dissolve in at least one cup of freshwater. Check calcium every 2 weeks and adjust dose or frequency accordingly.
ADVANCED: Check calcium level, then follow dosing regimen above until calcium is adjusted to 380–420 mg/L. Each dose will raise calcium by about 12 mg/L. Size or frequency of dose can be adjusted, but do not exceed 25 mg/L per day. Thereafter, use as required to maintain calcium.
EXPERT: After determining the calcium consumption rate, set up a continuous drip system. Use the following formula to determine how much to add to your top-off water: t=0.002vc (t=teaspoons to add to top off water, v=volume of tank in gallons, c=amount to raise calcium in mg/L). For example, if you want to raise calcium by 25 mg/L in a 50 gallon* tank, then you would add 0.002x50x25=2.5 teaspoons into the top-off water.
HINTS: If used with Reef Calcium™, it is not necessary to exceed 380 mg/L total calcium. Use Reef Status™: Calcium to measure calcium.
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Seachem is the best! Review by Pilot_Jay
Seachem has come out with an amazing line of additives for the reef aquarium. I use this product in combination with the Seachem "Reef Calcium". It is a polygluconate calcium and is designed to work with Reef
Advantage. Reef Advantage will raise calcium, and the polygluconate will keep the calcium levels high and not let it fall. Therefore, I only have to does calcium once a week, and in very small proportions as that! (Posted on 1/1/2011)
Seachem Reef Advantage Calcium Review by Greatwhite
This is an excellent product to use to keep calcium levels constant in reef tanks. I have been using this for about 2 years and have excellent color and growth in all my corals. reef friends always ask me what I use. This is it. (Updated on 12/23/2009.) (Posted on 12/23/2009)
Great produce Review by SPK
I used this product initially in my reef tank, then switched to kalk given all the great reviews about using it. After several months of declining coral growth and appearance, and struggles maintaining pH and dKH, I switched back to Reef Advantage Calcium. Within a week my corals were thriving again! I will always use this product. (Posted on 5/10/2009)