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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.

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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.



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: 1/9/2015 from Lynnwood, WA UNITED STATES
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Comments: Keeps things balanced well. You go through it quickly. I ordered the gallon jug the next time I needed it.


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Great Packaging

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Posted: 12/11/2014 from Boca Raton, FL UNITED STATES
5.0 5
Experience Level: Intermediate


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

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Posted: 11/15/2014 from Yuma, AZ UNITED STATES
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Comments: 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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Bionic

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Posted: 11/13/2014 from Chula Vista, CA UNITED STATES
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Comments: Does the job!


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Posted: 10/16/2014 from WOOD DALE, IL UNITED STATES
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Comments: I always had good color and extension on all my sps, and the rest of my corals we always looking good and colorful. Since I started using bionic I have noticed deeper and also brighter colors on my sps, and increased growth and great polyp extension. All of my Lps have been much fuller as well. All in all I few you will notice an immediate difference from any other product your using. I will be sticking with bionic forever.


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the best

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Posted: 9/25/2014 from FAIRFIELD, CT UNITED STATES
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Comments: The original and still the best.


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Awesome Product

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Posted: 6/2/2014 from Converse, TX UNITED STATES
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Comments: A must have! Works great!


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Love it

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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
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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
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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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