Our Reef Essentials™
Sustainable Reefs is an Australian company that produces thousands of cultivated corals each year and supplies the world market. Support an Australian company by using the products that they successfully use to grow some of the most beautiful corals in the world.
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Our Coral Essentials, Coral Power Iodine is a concentrated blend of Potassium Iodide 10,000 ppm (1%) for marine aquariums. It is essential for healthy growth of both soft and hard coral as well as the promotion of healthy macroalgae growth. Iodine is also used for enhanced blue colouration in corals. Iodine is an essential element for proper cellular function and the transfer of nutrients within cells. Iodine is utilized by corals for the synthesis of pigments, which allow them to adapt to varying light conditions and provide their tissue with protection from UV radiation. Invertebrates with exoskeletons (shrimp, crabs, etc.) require iodine for exoskeleton formation as they grow. To ensure healthy coral, invertebrates and macroalgae, maintain a dosing plan as detailed below. Variances above and below the recommended dosing can be made depending on your own tank conditions and density of coral present.
Dosage rate: We recommend starting off dosing 1 drop/day for each 100L of tank water. Do not dose higher than 2 drops/day for each 100L of water in a heavily stocked system Manual Dosing Tables.
For the advanced aquarist 0.1ml (2 drops) will raise the iodine levels by 0.01 ppm (mg/L) for each 100L of tank water. If you know the iodine depletion rate then dose accordingly Dosing By Usage.
Marine aquarists have known for many years the essential requirement to have a rigorous supplementation program. It provides your marine aquarium corals the minerals and vitamin supplements they need for healthy and strong growth, great colouration and vitality. There are many solutions on the market based on, Randy's Mix, 2 Part, 3 Part, The Balling Method and all the variations.
At Sustainable Reefs our Coral Essentials Method is based on the techniques we've adopted from thorough experimentation and extensive experience growing coral in marine aquarium environments, from small aquariums to large scale commercial aquaculture facilities. This experience, and the knowledge gained from many hours experimenting and trying a multitude of different supplement regiments, has resulted in fine tuning the products we believe are the best for a closed system marine environment. Results speak for themselves and we have been producing the best commercially aquacultured SPS coral in Australia and around the world.
While many manufacturers of marine aquarium supplements have tried to make things simple by premixing the various Calcium, Carbonate and Magnesium solutions with certain trace elements mixes we believe it is better to have full control over these essential additional elements. We have kept it simple for newcomers, and also allowed total control for the experienced aquarists, with a concise range of products to ensure your marine aquarium is the best it can possibly be.