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E.S.V. B-Ionic 2-Part Calcium Buffer 32oz (16oz each bottle)

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B-Ionic Calcium Buffer is the original, unique, easy to use, two-component liquid supplement system. When using equal volumes of each component, the aquarist can easily maintain calcium and alkalinity levels with no mixing powders, disruption of ionic balance, or addition of organic chemicals. B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System does not contain phosphates or nitrates. In addition to supplying highly concentrated calcium and carbonate alkalinity required for calcification, B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System also provides all other important major, minor, and trace elements in the proper ratios to duplicate the composition of natural seawater. As a result, B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System will help restore inorganic ions lost from protein skimming and help maintain the ionic balance of the aquarium water. Starting daily dosage is 1 ml per 4 gallons of aquarium capacity.

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Specifications

  • highly concentrated calcium and carbonate alkalinity
  • major, minor, and trace elements
  • 1 ml per 4 gallons of aquarium capacity

Our recommended starting dose is 1 ml. of each component per 4 gallons of aquarium capacity per day. Maintain alkalinity between 3.0 and 3.75 meq/liter (8.4 and 10.5 dKH) by testing daily and adjusting dose accordingly. Depending on the degree of calcification occurring in the aquarium, dose may have to be significantly increased over our recommended starting dose. Never add more than 1 ml. per gallon of each component in a 24 hour period, and never allow pH to rise above 8.45. Once the proper dose has been determined for your aquarium, testing can be performed less frequently. If your aquarium tends to run at a higher pH (over 8.45) we suggest you try our B-Ionic Calcium Bicarbonate System. When using kalkwasser in addition to B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System, follow the above procedure but start with 1 ml of each component per 8 gallons of aquarium capacity per day. For more detailed directions please refer to our product label.

Component A - Carbonate Alkalinity: 2800 meq/liter (7840 dKH). 1 ml per gallon of aquarium water will raise alkalinity by 0.74 meq/liter (2.07 dKH).
Component B - Calcium Concentration: 54,000 ppm calcium ion. 1 ml per gallon of aquarium water will raise calcium concentration by 16ppm.


Product Manuals & Documentation

E.S.V. B-Ionic 2-Part Calcium Buffer 32oz (16oz each bottle)

Owner's Manual available for download in Adobe PDF file format

Manufacturer Info

E.S.V. Aquarium Supplies
E.S.V. Aquarium Products is a Hicksville, New York based aquarium supply company that specializes in the production of aquarium additives and supplements. Their 2-part B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System is a staple in the marine aquarium hobby and is the company`s flagship product, earning favorable reviews and rankings from hobbyists of all levels of experience. Their additives are known for being affordable, easy to administer and chemically sound. E.S.V. recently released a spray dried phytoplankton that eliminates the need to culture live phytoplankton. Granular activated carbon, coral glue, salt mix and various other supplements round out their product offerings.

147 Reviews

JD from CYPRESS, CA UNITED STATES

08/18/2016

Experience Level: Intermediate

ESV B-Ionic @ part gallon

Easy to use and will save a lot of money.

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James McCleary from MANHATTAN BEACH, CA UNITED STA

03/27/2016

Experience Level: Intermediate

Good Product

Good product!

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SEAN CAMPBELL from THE COLONY, TX UNITED STATES

03/21/2016

Experience Level: Expert

Great Product, Great Results!!

I use B-Ionic 2-part on both my 75g goniopora, alveopora and high end euphyllia tank, along with my 150g dominant SPS tanks. Since switching over a few years back, I get excellent growth and coral coloring. As B-Ionic has a ton of trace elements added, I can refrain from using expensive salt mixes as well. Just normal old IO and this, provide perfect levels for both tanks, that vary in coral species! Highly Recommend!!

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CHARLES GOODMAN from NORTHRIDGE, CA UNITED STATES

01/23/2016

Experience Level: Intermediate

Good but not cheap

This is an excellent product for keeping your calcium, magnesium, and alkalinity just where you want them. It's great for small and medium-sized tanks. It gets a little expensive for a large tank.I suggest dosing pump.You could use less expensive dosing mixtures but the formulations from other companies may not be the same quality. However, for large tanks, consider making the dosing formula yourself.

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JAMES LANCE from CROSSVILLE, TN UNITED STATES

01/18/2016

Experience Level: Intermediate

B ionic 2 part

This is a very good product & easy to use I will keep using very good value.

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SCOTT WAITE from San Diego, CA UNITED STATES

07/13/2015

Experience Level: Expert

Great Stuff! NOTE gal. size!!

I've been using this for years, but recently got a doser, so I decided to buy the gallon versions of this. It shipped as concentrate, which is awesome because of weight costs, etc. HOWEVER, it is not ready for use day one. You need to mix them with water, and when I mixed it with the alkalinity, I got a big hard calcium? object in the bottom of my gallon jug because I slowly added RODI to it. It took 5 days to dissolve... so just be warned of that. Might've been able to mix better, but product still says to wait 3 days before using. Not really a problem, but it was annoying. Just a heads up. Love this stuff though. Huge improvement with corals and clams.

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SCOTT JACKSON from Lynnwood, WA UNITED STATES

01/09/2015

Experience Level: Intermediate

Makes life a bit eaiser

Keeps things balanced well. You go through it quickly. I ordered the gallon jug the next time I needed it.

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CLIFF KOZIEL from Boca Raton, FL UNITED STATES

12/11/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

Great Packaging

We all have our preference when it comes to which 2 part we use. This review is more for the packaging that Marine Depot performs. They do an excellent job putting the containers into bags, and it arrived perfect without any leaks.

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JOHN MOFFETT from Yuma, AZ UNITED STATES

11/15/2014

Experience Level: Expert

E.S.V. B-Ionic 2-Part Calcium

This is a very simple and effective way to achieve ionic balance in a new reef or to get an establish reef back on track.

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BRIAN FRITZEL from Chula Vista, CA UNITED STATES

11/13/2014

Experience Level: Intermediate

Bionic

Does the job!

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