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Red Sea Reef Foundation B Supplement (Alk)

Red Sea Reef Foundation B Supplement (Alk)

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Red Sea Reef Foundation B Supplement (Alk) Information




A successful coral reef aquarium depends on how well you maintain the water parameters which are the key to a stable coral environment. All of the elements found in natural seawater play a role in providing optimal water parameters, but some are more significant than others. These elements, the foundation of the reef environment, include the three major elements: Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg) and Carbonates (CO3). All three have a major effect on water chemistry (pH stability, Alkalinity, ionic strength) and on many of the coral’s biological processes (skeleton formation, ions exchange, photosynthesis).

The foundation elements complement each other in the formation of coral skeleton. If not balanced correctly one of the elements will quickly limit healthy coral growth.

Maintaining balanced levels of the Foundation Elements (Ca, KH & Mg) creates optimal water conditions for promoting strong and healthy coral growth. Reef Foundation B is a Carbonate & buffer complex for balanced formation of Coral Skeleton.

Reef Foundation B (Alk): A complex of carbonate and other buffers present in seawater that maintain proper alkalinity and pH. Concentration: 1ml will raise the alkalinity of 100 liters (25gal) by 0.36 meq/l (1dKH).






Manufacturer Info

Red Sea is widely recognized as a leading innovator and manufacturer of quality products for aquarium hobbyists. With a dedicated team of chemists, biologists and other professionals, Red Sea constantly strives to provide hobbyists of all levels with highly effective solution-driven products designed to make your fish-keeping experience as enjoyable and successful as possible.

The embodiment of Red Sea’s dedication to providing solutions for today’s reef-keepers is its range of MAX & MAX-S aquariums- The only choice for true Plug & Play™ coral reef aquariums.

The MAX-S now features Red Sea’s new Reef-Spec™ T5 lighting, which provides outstanding results for lps and sps corals and which is now available as a stand-alone product range with wattages from 24-80w.

Red Sea’s unique Reef Care Program (RCP) provides a comprehensive, safe and easy to use program for testing and supplementing within reef aquaria, and is perfectly complemented by Red Sea’s Coral Pro & Red Sea Salt’s, which has become the salt of choice for those seeking the very highest quality water quality for their coral reef aquariums. Both salts are made using a unique natural process which delivers unrivalled homogeneity and is perfect for delicate corals.

Red Sea’s portfolio also includes the C-Skim 1800 protein skimmer and a range of electronics such as the AquaZone range of ozoniser/redox controllers.

Whatever your aquatic needs, Red Sea delivers high quality innovative, solution based products.

Red Sea Reef Foundation B Supplement (Alk) Reviews



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Awesome Line

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Posted: 9/23/2013 from SALT LAKE CITY, UT UNITED STAT
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I love the Red Sea line. Everything from the test kits to the supplements is very well thought out. I like that there is the convenience of liquid, as well as the concentrated powder for those with large or multiple tanks seeking a more economical option. The liquids have dosage charts on the back so you don't have to do so much math to dose your tank. Which is always a plus. The liquids are also a great concentration, high enough that you can dose an average size tank without needing buckets, and low enough that you can easily dose a nano without trouble. The Alkalinity will actually keep your pH up unlike some competing products that are mostly bicarbonate and do not support higher (8.3-8.4) alkalinity without additional chemical intervention.


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Good Product

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Posted: 9/13/2013 from NEW YORK, NY UNITED STATES
4.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I'm using Foundation A,B, and C in my dosing pump. A solid product. No complaints.


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Excellent supplement for smal

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Posted: 4/2/2013 from Medford, MA UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Expert


Comments: I have a 29 Gal. BioCube with SPS coral. My corals were sucking the calcium/alkalinity right out of the water. Even after water changes the corals looked fine for a week or 2 but color seemed faded. I started using the Red Sea series and noticed a BIG difference after only a week! Especially after using the Foundation B. The colors became more vibrant and areas that were damaged healed VERY fast. Growth rate has increased and polyp extension is to the MAX! I have a birdsnest coral that literally grows before my eyes now! Highly recommended !


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Overall good product

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Posted: 10/5/2012 from SAINT LOUIS, MO UNITED STATES
3.5 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: This is my second time purchasing this product. This time ordered 2 bottles instead of one. Overall good product. Now only usin the Red Sea line of additives and salt mix. Have noticed great coloration in both my corals and fish. But the growth rates of my frags have increased since using the product over the last 3-4 months. The reason not a perfect 5 of 5 stars is wish the product was a bit more concentrated and the fact that you must dose the product in small twice a day doses (if using included measuring cup) in order to keep a stable pH and to prevent water cloudiness. I will be adding these bottles to my new apex run dosing pumps to make them more effective this time around.


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Feed tank for dummies

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Posted: 2/4/2012 from FORT WORTH, TX UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: Red seas new line of products makes this hobby just a little easier. Since I started using them I've seen growth in some corals that I didn't see before. Test, read the chart, dose, stoopid easy!


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Stay away from the powder!

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Posted: 1/27/2012 from PLAINFIELD, IL UNITED STATES
3.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


Comments: I've recently begun using the full Red Sea Pro Coral program and while its too early to tell, I'm generally happy with the results. After burning through a bottle of Foundation B (alkalinity) supplement in about 10 days I went ahead and ordered the powder supplement to mix up my own stock solution. The powder is crap. First, its very difficult to get it to properly dissolve and secondly the stock solution created is 1/3rd the concentration of their liquid product. The combination of these two problems has me looking for a different manufacturer of Alkalinity additive.


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