Coral Essentials Primary Care – Carbonate + Trace

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Coral Essentials, Carbonate + Trace is a concentrated source of liquid carbonate, 180,000 ppm (mg/L) or 10,000dKH and a unique blend of trace elements. They have added their Coral Power Trace C elements as well as Boron and Bromide into this mix using their proven Coral Essentials Method dosing regiment. When using Carbonate + Trace there is no need to add additional trace elements.

Available Sizes:


2.75 Litres

10 Litres

You have two options for dosing:

You can follow Coral Essentials simple recipe and add the following amounts each day as detailed below. Or secondly, for optimum results the alkalinity (KH) levels in marine tanks need to be checked regularly to determine the take up in your system. Simply calculate dosing requirements to suit the depletion rate using their easy to use dosing calculator below. 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. They 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.


Simplified dosage instructions:

Soft Coral / LPS System Mixed Reef System SPS Dominant System


Dosing by Usage:

– 3ml per 100L of tank volume per day. – 6ml per 100L of tank volume per day. – 12ml per 100L of tank volume per day.

1ml will raise the Carbonate (Alkalinity) level by 0.1dKH (1.8ppm) for each 100L of aquarium volume.

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