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Tropic Marin Bio-Calcium 64oz

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Enables the addition of biologically ideal calcium to the reef aquarium:

All calcareous animals, especially corals need calcium and carbonates to grow and flourish. However the growth rate of corals depends mostly on the zooxanthellae (algae) that live symbiotically within them. These algae present the coral with precious carbohydrates of their own metabolism. As they photosynthesize, they use carbon dioxide from the water, which enables the coral to precipitate calcium carbonate in its skeleton. Only when calcium and carbon dioxide are available together can this symbiotic relationship work. Tropic Marin Bio-Calcium is the ideal source of both calcium carbonate for the corals and carbon dioxide for the zooxanthellae.

Many calcium supplements add undesirable by-products to the water, or like Kalkwasser, influence pH. When Tropic Marin Bio-Calcium is dissolved in the aquarium, all 70 trace elements are added and no unnatural by-products are formed. Tropic Marin Bio-Calcium will not alter the pH level if used in accordance with the instructions.

Natural sea water contains on average 400-410 ppm of calcium and is typically saturated at this level. It is important not to exceed 450 ppm, as super saturation can result in the calcium surplus precipitating out of the solution, taking desirable trace elements with it. We recommend the use of a Tropic Marin calcium test kit and Tropic Marin Bio-Calcium to ensure these proper calcium levels.


Manufacturer Info

Tropic Marin
Tropic Marin: A strong foundation in science and hobby: The successful methods and techniques of today`s marine aquarists are the result of a close collaboration between serious hobbyists, scientists and specialists at public aquariums. Tropic Marin came about in exactly the same way over 30 years ago! This close cooperation resulted in one of the first complete one-part synthetic marine salt mixtures that provided the optimum natural environment for the professional as well as the private aquarist.

10 Reviews

ANDREW from Washington, DC UNITED STATES

09/24/2013

Experience Level: Intermediate

Easy easy easy!

If you are new to the hobby, this is the product for you. Instead of messing with a lot of confusing additives and calcium, Tropic Marine is the one stop for you. This saves me a great deal of time. I have been using it for 4 years now. Love it!

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C. Covington from Reno, NV UNITED STATES

01/16/2013

Experience Level: Intermediate

Awesome!

This stuff is like 'one stop shopping' as far as calium and other trace elements are concerned. I do regular water changes, keep an eye on my calcium, Magnesium and PH, and add this stuff as needed. I takes a lot of the guess work out of the issue of water quality. Highly recommended.

3 out of 3 found this review helpful

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SHar from DALLAS, TX UNITED STATES

05/02/2012

Experience Level: Beginner

If it works??

The coral loves it, so do I...I think this one is a no brainer and a must have for ykur coral.

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SHEILA HOLLAWAY from HOUSTON, TX UNITED STATES

06/25/2011

Experience Level: Intermediate

excellent!

this the only additive I use in my 29g nano and my seahorse tank, I have a very hearty and healthy tank in both! I can grow anything! It is a super product and my testing has been reliably stable since.

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ELIZABETH SWANN from BIRMINGHAM, AL UNITED STATES

04/11/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

Best Ca cAdditive on Market

I have tried many Ca additives in the past 4 years and this is certainly the best. It even beats my Ca reactor that works on & off and cost hundreds more. I use this in my main display tank filled w/softies and some acros. However, it has been a lifesaver in my acro frag tank where my stoneys have thrived since adding it. I highly recommend it over any other additive on the market.

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LAMAR WOOTEN from HOMESTEAD, FL UNITED STATES

03/16/2009

Experience Level: Intermediate

buyer

only been using for two weeks but already purple an pink is starting to grow all over rocks that had nothing at all on them A++++++++ product.

1 out of 2 found this review helpful

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F1 Fan from DUBLIN, CA UNITED STATES

04/06/2008

Experience Level: Intermediate

Super Easy

I would recommend this product to anyone. I can keep my calcium levels exactly where they need to be; easily. The fine powder just mixes in my system no problem. I've been using this brand for over two years with fantastic results.

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Big Dom from PHILADELPHIA, PA UNITED STATES

03/02/2008

Experience Level: Beginner

Very Good!

This stuff really works. I struggled to get my calcium up for months but, wouldn't go higher than 360 but, used this stuff and within 2 days I was able to raise my calcium to 420. Again this is great stuff!

1 out of 3 found this review helpful

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ngongora from SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO

01/06/2008

Experience Level: Expert

Excellent product!

Have been used it for several years..., it's great!! Highly recommended..

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GERALD MORITA from TORRANCE, CA UNITED STATES

12/12/2007

Experience Level: Intermediate

Great

Awesome stuff. Use it all the time.

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