Reef Complete® is a blended product. It is not simply calcium chloride. Commercially available calcium chloride contains ammonia.
Unlike other ionic calcium supplements, Reef Complete® is blended to a higher pH in order to force the ammonia to gas off into the atmosphere. In addition, Reef Complete® is more concentrated than any other liquid product on the market.
Reef Complete® contains 160,000 ppm calcium. Our nearest competitor’s product is only 110,000 ppm calcium.
Use 1 capful (5 mL) per 80 L (20 gallons*) twice a week. Check calcium every 2 weeks and adjust amount or frequency accordingly.
Check calcium level, then follow dosing regimen above until calcium is adjusted to 380–420 mg/L. Each capful will raise calcium by about 10 mg/L. Size or frequency of amount added can be adjusted, but do not exceed 25 mg/L per day.
Thereafter, use as required to maintain calcium.
After determining the calcium consumption rate, set up a continuous drip system. Use the following formula to determine how much to add to your topâ€“off water: m=vc/160 (m=mL of product to add to top off water, v=volume of tank in liters, c=amount to raise calcium in mg/L).
[For reference: 1 gallon=3.8 L]. HINTS: If used with Reef Calcium™, it is not necessary to exceed 380 mg/L total calcium. Calcium over 400 mg/L is not recommended. Use Reef Status™: Calcium to measure calcium.
DO NOT OVERDOSE:
Excess calcium may enhance the loss of carbonate alkalinity. Do not directly mix with any carbonate supplement. Best if calcium & carbonate additives are added on alternate days or at least 30 minutes apart.