Optimal levels of the Foundation Elements
Unlike the natural reef environment, where there is an immense reservoir of the foundation elements, the reef aquarium is an artificial environment that is constantly affected by chemical changes. Therefore, the foundation elements must be monitored and replenished constantly. Research has also shown that the optimal levels of these elements should be maintained according to the variety and maturity of the specific coral population.
In order to accurately select the optimal level for your aquarium, it is best to use the values for the most demanding species in your aquarium.
Optimal levels of salinity, KH, Ca and Mg according to type of aquarium:
8.2 / 2.9
12.1 / 4.3
SPS Corals, Frags /
Clams - Accelerated growth
12.6 / 4.5
SPS Corals - Mature /
Low nutrient / Enhanced coloration
8.2 / 2.9
Reef Foundation ABC+
Reef Foundation ABC+ Contains calcium, strontium, barium, bicarbonates, magnesium, potassium, boron, iodine and bromine formulated in the exact ratio as found in the coral skeleton. This unique powder supplement simplifies the daily dosing of more than just the foundation elements and is recommended for aquariums up to about 300 liters (75 gal).
Please call your local Maidenhead Aquatics store today for more information and availability.