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Coral Essentials Carbonate Up 1.8kg


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Our Coral Essentials Carbonate Up is concentrated Sodium Carbonate anhydrous granules at minimum 99.2% purity, in a handy 1.8kg bucket.  For those marine reefers with large tanks it is an extremely cost effective way of providing your carbonate/alkalinity dosing. You can follow our simple recipe to make up solutions at 180,000ppm to match the carbonate concentration of our renowned Carbonate + Trace pre-mix liquid solution, the full bucket makes up 10L at 180,000ppm.  You can also use the familiar Randy’s 1 and 2 mixes. All instructions for the above are detailed on the bucket itself.  Then simply add our Power Trace C, Bromide and Boron for  the complete carbonate dosing additive with essential trace elements. For optimum results the alkalinity (KH) levels in marine tanks need to be checked regularly to determine the uptake in your system. Simply calculate dosing requirements to suit the depletion rate. After you have determined this, a regular check of the alkalinity levels should be made. Your tank will change over time as coral grows, new pieces are added as well as invertebrates that also take up carbonate. We have found ideal KH levels to be at about 8-9 dKH for most aquariums. Levels of 8.5 – 9.0 dKH are desirable if you want to maintain high levels of growth in a SPS and hard coral dominant system.

The following steps use 9 products in our range to replicate the premix primary care dosing solutions you already love with more value for you. The 50ml trace element “Coral Power” blue bottles can be used for up to 50L of solution!
Step 1. Have approximately 30L of RO or RO/DI water on hand.
Step 3. Have a mixing vessel/bucket with line marked for 10L.
Pro Tip: A dedicated paint mixer on a drill is a fast and effective way to mix these up!
Step 4. Wash out the mixing bucket with fresh water.
Step 5. Repeat The above steps for mixing Carbonate, adding the powder to the water, stirring as you add the powder and topping up the last bit to the 10L mark.
Step 6. Add 1ml per litre each (10ml of each if you made the full 10L) of Coral Power Trace C, Bromide and Boron and mix them through well.
Step 7. Pour this solution into your preferred dosing or storage container.


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Weight 3 kg


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