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E.S.V. B-Ionic 2-Part Calcium Buffer 64oz (32oz each bottle)

E.S.V. B-Ionic 2-Part Calcium Buffer 64oz (32oz each bottle)

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E.S.V. B-Ionic 2-Part Calcium Buffer 64oz (32oz each bottle) Information


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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.



Results B-Ionic
Calcium Buffer
Kalkwasser Calcium Chloride
and Buffer Additions
Disrupts ionic balance No No Yes
Helps restore ionic balance Yes No No
Highly concentrated Yes* No Yes
Pre-mixing with water required No Yes Yes
Dosing equipment required No Yes No
* 40 times more calcium than saturated kalkwasser solution.

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.



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.

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E.S.V. B-Ionic 2-Part Calcium Buffer 64oz (32oz each bottle) Reviews



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Posted: 3/1/2014 from NILES, MI UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Best buffer I've ever used


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BEST 2 PART!!

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Posted: 2/5/2014 from SINCLAIRVILLE, NY UNITED STATE
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I think this is the best product for 2 part dosing!!!


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Consistent Product Great Price

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Posted: 1/24/2014 from GA, UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: This is a great product at a great price. I've been using it for nearly a year, and my monti and pink birds nest have consistently showed good growth. The products are easy to use, but plan ahead by at least a couple of days, as they do need agitation and time to dissolve when tired up to volume with RO/DI water. I have a heated floor in a bathroom that I let them sit on over night after filling (especially after sub-freezing weather), and they are ready to use the next day. Marine Depot has great price and service - I save money over the LFS, even when it's the only item I need.


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Posted: 1/17/2014 from TOMS RIVER, NJ UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Beginner


Comments: A friend who has had Reef tanks for many years recommended this product. It couldn't be easier to use. I did get the Hanna marine calcium and alkalinity handheld meters. I measured my calcium and alkalinity levels prior to adding product. I followed the instructions and raised my alkalinity and calcium levels to where I wanted over a 3 day period. I am now monitoring the levels and will add additional product when needed. Great product and so easy to use.


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Posted: 1/9/2014 from TRABUCO CANYON, CA UNITED STAT
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: This is the only 2 part that I have ever used. I have never had any problems with it and my tanks would agree. Highly recommended.


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Very good product

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Posted: 1/2/2014 from MIAMI, FL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I have used it for years and have always had great results.


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Not ready for instant use

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Posted: 12/28/2013 from HAPPY VALLEY, OR UNITED STATES
4.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Good stuff, used it for years, just be aware the Alkalinity bottle shows up with a large solid rock in the bottom that is supposed to dissolve when you add water. I added DI water and let it sit at room temperature for about 2 weeks and it was still solid. I had to fill a sink with hot water and let it sit in the sink to go into solution before I could use it.


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Posted: 11/4/2013 from DENHAM SPRINGS, LA UNITED STAT
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Great stuff and the staff are very helpful and considerate. My personal thanks to Krystal and her help. Thanks Robert L Cobb


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Posted: 10/13/2013 from Lompoc, CA UNITED STATES
3.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Works good coriline algae loves it and this took place of 12 different chemicals I was doseing my tank now I'm down to this and mb7, I would definitely recommend and I'll keep buying this product


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B-ionic

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Posted: 9/7/2013 from OXNARD, CA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: First time trying this product but it seems pretty good got good review from a few people so I'm giving it a try


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