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Brightwell Aquatics Reef Snow - Replicates Marine Snow in all Marine Aquaria 500ml / 17oz

Brightwell Aquatics Reef Snow - Replicates Marine Snow in all Marine Aquaria 500ml / 17oz

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Brightwell Aquatics Reef Snow - Replicates Marine Snow in all Marine Aquaria 500ml / 17oz Information




Overview
  • Complex of carbonate-bound, non-conservative major, minor, and trace elements in aragonite ratios, as well as marine-derived proteins and lipids in coral tissue ratios.
  • Simultaneously delivers appropriate inorganic and organic nutrients required by stony corals, both zooxanthellate and azooxanthellate soft corals, gorgonians, clams, tube worms, sponges, tunicates, and other suspension-feeding invertebrates for growth of both soft tissue and skeletal material.
  • Ideally fed at night when most corals extend their tentacles for prey-capture.
  • Does not require refrigeration.
  • Formulated by a marine scientist.
Technical Background
Marine snow is a term coined by oceanographers to describe aggregate particulate material (which may or may not be organic) falling towards the sea floor; the material, itself, is largely composed of the remnants of deceased zooplankton and large phytoplankton. These organic particles typically become colonized by various microorganisms (primarily bacteria and protozoans) during their descent towards the sea floor; the decomposition of the organic material by the microorganism “colony” on each particle recycles the nutrients locked up within it. The constant descent of these particles through the water column has the appearance of snow fall, hence the name “marine snow”. While marine snow is primarily associated with productive regions of the open ocean rather than tropical coral reefs, the concept (with some improvements adressing the requirements of reef-building organisms) may be applied to reef aquaria as a means of simultaneously delivering organic and inorganic nutrients to corals and other suspension-feeding invertebrates. Brightwell Aquatics Reef Snow effectively replicates the concept of marine snow by combining a “core substrate” of carbonate-bound, non-conservative major, minor, and trace elements (all in aragonite ratios) with marine-derived proteins and fatty acids (all in coral tissue ratios). It does not contain any sugars or their derivatives. Reef Snow delivers both organic and inorganic nutrients to corals and their allies, clams, tube worms, and other suspension-feeding marine invertebrates; it may be of particular benefit to the hobbyist wishing to maintain azooxanthellate soft corals in deep-water biotope aquaria. The collective benefits of providing these nutrients in the same “package” are increased growth rates of both soft tissue and skeletal material.
Reef Snow does not require refrigeration, however storage in a cool, shaded area will prolong the shelf-life. Refrigeration will maximize the shelf-life of the product.

Instructions and Guidelines:
Shake product well before using. Turn protein skimmer and other forms of mechanical filtration off prior to adding Reef Snow to aquaria, and allow 10 - 15 minutes after use before resuming operation of filtration. Most zooxanthellate corals extend their tentacles at night, when the majority of coralivorous and zooplanktivorous fishes are asleep and the abundance of zooplankton in the water column passing over and through the reef is at its greatest. Therefore, the most sensible time to feed Reef Snow to corals is after all lights in the aquarium have been off (preferably for at least one- to two-hours) and the room is dark. Using a dim flashlight, illuminate the area immediately upstream of the coral to be fed, then feed as directed below. Slight cloudiness of the aquarium water accompanying dosage of Reef Snow is a result of the inorganic active components entering solution and will dissipate rapidly.

Target Feeding (recommended): Target feeding may be carried out with a lengthy piece of rigid air tubing, plastic syringe, pipette, dropper, or similar device; suck a portion of Reef Snow into the feeding device, then slowly discharge the contents of the device 2 - 4” upstream of the target organism(s). Repeat these steps as deemed necessary. Do not place items that have been exposed to aquarium water inside this container without first thoroughly rinsing them (inside and outside) with fresh water; failure to do so will contaminate the product and encourage it to decompose. See ‘Notes’ below regarding maximum recommended feeding amount.

Broadcast Dispersal: Add up to 2.5 ml (½-capful) per 50 gallons of water in the entire aquarium system in an area of rapid water movement every other day for the first four weeks of use; thereafter, the dosage may be gradually increased if desired.
Notes: Reef Snow should be considered a type of food. Add no more than 5 ml total of liquid food suspensions per 50 gallons of water in the entire aquarium system daily for the first four weeks of use; thereafter, the dosage may be gradually increased as desired. Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption.

Guaranteed Analysis:
Carbonate 2,769 mg/oz. (93,600 ppm), calcium 1,627 mg/oz. (55,000 ppm), strontium 32.5 mg/oz. (1,100 ppm), magnesium 4.4 mg/oz. (150 ppm), potassium 0.3 mg/oz. (10 ppm), moisture (max) 70%, protein (min) 0.5%, lipids (min) 0.15%, fiber (min) 0%.

Ingredients:
Purified water, carbonates of calcium, strontium, magnesium, potassium, marine-derived proteins and lipids.




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 Reef Snow - Replicates Marine Snow in all Marine Aquaria 500ml / 17oz Reviews



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Reef Snow

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 9/14/2012 from OLYMPIA, WA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I love the squeeze applicator, my corals and even my barnacles (picked up on the seashore by my daughter for me and quarantined for awhile in my QT tank) love it. I will be staying with this product, it makes my corals and my gorgonian very happy and healthy with no apparent biological load effects (e.g pollution).


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Reef Snow formula works

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 4/8/2012 from Santa Maria, CA
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I've been using Reef Snow every other day (alternating with Brightwell Liquid Reef) in a mixed tank of softies, LPS and SPS. Everything is vibrant and thriving. I've just ran out and am planning on ordering more.


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Great for clams

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Reviewers Rating Excellent!


Posted: 1/25/2010 from SANTA BARBARA, CA UNITED STATE
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: I have to say my clams love this stuff. They seem to really go for it. A couple of minutes after I add it to the water, the clams start gobbling it up, opening and closing. After I use it, the clams tend to look healthy, really opening up.


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Marine Snow

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Reviewers Rating Average


Posted: 5/26/2009
3.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I have just started to use this product in my 55 gal. reef tank. I can tell you that so far there have been no adverse reactions to the dosage I have used, but to be fair to the product I have not used it a nite as directed, thats why I rated it Average. The reaction I am seeing however is positive so I will continue to use it, and plan to start nite dosing in the near future


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