One calcium suppliment you can use in a pre-mixed format is B-Ionic. It's a two part solution. One is a calcium component, the other is an alkalinity component. It's a liquid that can be metered in in oz/gal
. What Phyl is refering to is a piece of equipment that holds a chamber of granular aragonite and dolomite. CO2
and water are pumped through this media and dripped into a sump. The CO2
breaks down the aragonite and dolomite, adding Ca
and Magnesium, while helping to maintain stable alk
. I believe it also adds other necessary trace elements. The end result is that B-Ionic alone was good for keeping some corals alive and marginally sucessfull. The Ca
reactor has gotten them to explode. The people who make B-Ionic also make a Mag suppliment but you should test for it if you are going to add it. Salifert makes an easy to use Mag test kit (actually, all of their test kits are really good!).
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