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Brightwell Aquatics KoralColor - Encourages Increased Coloration in Corals 500ml / 17oz

Brightwell Aquatics KoralColor - Encourages Increased Coloration in Corals 500ml / 17oz

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Brightwell Aquatics KoralColor - Encourages Increased Coloration in Corals 500ml / 17oz Information




Overview
  • Provides numerous elements important to the formation of various biochromes (biological pigments), complex molecules that give coloration to plant and animal cells through their selective color-absorption and -reflection characteristics.
  • Formulated specifically to provide trace quantities of elements for gradual incorporation into, and formation of, biochromes known to occur within zooxanthellae, such as chlorophylls a and c, beta carotene, and xanthophylls.
  • Does not influence population density of zooxanthellae, which would put the overall health and survival of the host organism in a precarious situation.
  • Formulated by a marine scientist.
Technical Background
In many ways, aquarium husbandry may be thought of as an artistic expression of the hobbyist in which living organisms are the figurative colors on a painter’s canvas. Images of vividly-colored marine fishes and invertebrates co-existing in reef ecosystems are the inspiration of many marine aquarium hobbyists, and the acquisition (and maintenance) of healthy, colorful corals and clams is a primary aspect of achieving the desired appearance of a captive reef habitat. Much of the observed coloration of corals, clams, and their allies, is attributable to biological pigments created by symbiotic zooxanthellae residing within their tissues. These pigments are termed “Biochromes”, and their formation and perceived appearance are at least partially influenced by the presence of trace elements that form the basis of more complex molecules. Certain characteristics of the light source(s) used to illuminate the aquarium will also influence the observed coloration of an organism, however the actual coloration of the organisms will still be primarily dictated by the pigments present, their ratios to one another in the same tissue, and other physical, chemical, and biological factors.
KoralColor provides elements that are known to be incorporated into a number of biochromes. Used as directed, KoralColor will provide elements that may be utilized by captive marine organisms to enhance their coloration. It is not intended for use as a general supplement for maintaining natural seawater concentrations of elements for the purpose of satisfying enzymatic and neurological requirements of aquarium inhabitants; for this, use Brightwell Aquatics Replenish.

Instructions and Guidelines:
Although the tendency of many hobbyists may be to dose heavily in hopes of obtaining “brighter invertebrates faster”, this product must be used as directed below for maximum positive results. Do not overdose, as doing so may be detrimental to the long-term health of the aquarium inhabitants. Dose according to the following guidelines, and base the specific dosage required for an aquarium on the total volume in the entire system (including sump(s), water displacement by rock and bottom substrate, etc.).

Basic: Add 1 ml (~20 drops) per 25 US-gallons (94.6 L) every three days (alternatively, twice a week). If using the product in a particularly small aquarium (e.g. = 10 US-gallons), dilute 1 ml of KoralColor in 8 fl. oz. of purified water and add 1 fl. oz. of the resultant solution per 3 US-gallons twice each week (i.e. Wednesday and Saturday).

Recommended: Add one drop per 5 US-gallons (18.9 L) daily. If using the product in a particularly small aquarium (e.g. = 5 US-gallons), dilute one drop of KoralColor in 8 fl. oz. of purified water and add 4 fl. oz. of the resultant solution per 2.5 US-gallons daily. It is not uncommon for the coloration of some of the lighter, “warm-colored” pigments (such as yellow and pale orange) in corals and clams to take on a slightly “cooler” coloration (such as lime or aqua). If this is observed and is undesirable, decrease dosing by 25% on a weekly basis until the original color returns to the organism, and maintain the new dosage. The general purpose of providing the elements incorporated into biochromes is not necessarily color change, but color intensification. Because every aquarium presents different chemical and biological conditions, the dosages provided above are intended as general guidelines, to which the hobbyist should alter as the requirements and appearance of the aquarium inhabitants dictate. We encourage hobbyists to use this product responsibly and only as directed.

Caution:
Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption. Detailed information on this product and its’ use can be found on our website.

Ingredients: Purified water, proprietary blend of major, minor, and trace elements known to be incorporated into biological pigments (biochromes).




Manufacturer Info

Brightwell Aquatics Aquarium Supplies
The goal of Brightwell Aquatics is to provide the absolute highest quality, scientifically-sound products and customer service of any aquarium water care manufacturer, and to do it all in a straight-forward and honorable fashion. All Brightwell products are formulated by marine scientists with a passion for the aquarium hobby. They utilize the highest purity ingredients in concentrations that provide the most use to hobbyists. Nearly all Brightwell Aquatics products are over 99.9% pure. The usage guidelines of Brightwell Aquatics products are written in plain language but the company is always available to answer consumer questions. All products are lot numbered for quality control and customer service.

Brightwell Aquatics KoralColor - Encourages Increased Coloration in Corals 500ml / 17oz Reviews



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Harmful to LPS?

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Reviewers Rating Unsatisfactory


Posted: 4/12/2012 from Denver, CO United States
1.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: I used this product for three weeks at the "recommended" dosing level (one drop per five gallons per day) and I'm afraid it harmed my LPS corals (possibly like the other reviewer who mentioned problems with his frogspawn). I have a Caulastrea with about 25 polyps, and a Duncanopsammia with about 75 polyps, and both have lost at least a third of their polyps, and the remaining polyps are not opening. Softies and SPS all look fine. This was without making any other change in regimen, no new inhabitants, etc. I've stopped using it and am waiting to see if things recover...


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Excellent

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 3/19/2011 from MCALLEN, TX UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Awesome increase on coloration


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works great!

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 7/27/2010 from REDWOOD CITY, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: just be patient and dont overdose , its potent !


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So Far, So Good

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Reviewers Rating Great


Posted: 10/13/2009 from SARASOTA, FL UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I bought this after seeing some very positive results with Brightwell's Part A, Part B (great coralline algae growth, even better than Purple Up). I was not dissatisfied with my coral's color, but I thought it might be fun to experiment a bit. One week in and no adverse effects - including on my two frogspawn - using the recommended dosing schedule of 1 drop per 5 gallons per day . My blue mushrooms and neon green candy cane appear to have brightened a bit; the green in my duncan and elegance is noticeably brighter.


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Undecided on product

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Posted: 5/7/2009 from SAN DIEGO, CA UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I bought this product because I was originally impressed by other Brightwell additives and the person who had recommended them was very knowledgeable in reefing. While my corals looked good I decided to test different products, just playing around. When I started to use KoralColor I instantly saw a negative effect in my Frogspawn which it still hasn't recovered from. I'm still undecided on this product. I'll continue to test it at a later date and I have no proof that KoralColor was the cause to my frogspawn having problems. In fact the rest of my corals seem fine.


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