Color and vigor of fish can be negatively affected by lack of trace minerals. Kent Discus Essential replaces biologically important trace minerals which are used by fish and plants and removed through filtration in discus aquaria. Discus Essential will provide color and vigor without use of dangerous hormones! It contains no detrimental heavy metals, phosphates, nitrates, or silicates.
Add one teaspoon (one capful) per 30 gallons of tank capacity every week. Use Kent Freshwater Plant Supplement also, in heavily planted aquaria.
Considerations for use:
If using reverse osmosis, deionized or distilled water, first use Kent R/O Right to replace major and minor elements removed during purification process and create artificial river water. If using tap water, or after making artificial water with R/O Right, use this product, Discus Essential, to restore trace minerals lost due to carbon, resin and other filtration, and absorbed by fish and plants.
This product will not affect alkalinity, pH or water hardness. You must adjust pH separately, and use R/O Right to increase total dissolved solids (i.e. GH), if required. Kent pH STABLE will increase alkalinity (i.e. KH) and help maintain a stable pH.
A word about carbon use - carbon, resin products, and pad filters will remove trace minerals! (Contrary to information many companies claim!) We recommend you use carbon etc. for several days, then remove it. Then, dose the tank with Discus Essential to replace those minerals adsorbed. To conserve carbon, simply reduce your use to the amount necessary to clear the water. Use carbon again when water starts to turn yellow.
New Kent Expert Series Organics Adsorption Resin is a revolutionary soft snow white resin that turns dark brown as it adsorbs organics. Unlike any other filtration medium, it does not remove trace minerals, is regenerable over and over with common table salt, and can be left in the tank continuously!
Inorganic mineral salts of aluminum, boron, bromine, calcium, chromium, chlorine, cobalt, copper, iodine, iron, lithium, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, potassium, selenium, sodium, strontium, sulfur, vanadium, and zinc in a base containing deionized water and EDTA.
Not for human consumption. For Aquarium/Ornamental fish use only. Not for fish used for human consumption. Keep out of reach of children!
Kent Marine Aquarium Supplies
Kent Marine was established by aquatic hobbyists who saw a need for products that aid the user in creating the most natural enclosed marine and freshwater environment possible. From vitamin and mineral supplements to nutritional products and filter media, Kent Marine set the benchmark and was one of the first in the aquatic industry to provide these unique solutions. For the past 15 years, Kent Marine has been committed to providing effective ways to keep beautiful, healthy aquariums. Through continuous research, testing and development, new products like salt mix, scrapers and reverse osmosis filtration were brought into the Kent Marine family.