Brightwell Aquatics KoralColor - Encourages Increased Coloration in Corals 500ml / 17oz

$19.99 $19.95 Save: $0.04 (0%)

5% Rewards:

100 $1.00 off a Future Purchase

This item is in stock in our East and West Coast warehouses

BW01226

SHIPS FREE!

Brightwell Aquatics Encourages Increased Coloration through Biochrome production in Corals, Clams, & thier Allies

Overview
  • Provides numerous elements important to the formation of various biochromes (biological pigments), complex molecules that give coloration to plant and animal cells through their selective color-absorption and -reflection characteristics.
  • Formulated specifically to provide trace quantities of elements for gradual incorporation into, and formation of, biochromes known to occur within zooxanthellae, such as chlorophylls a and c, beta carotene, and xanthophylls.
  • Does not influence population density of zooxanthellae, which would put the overall health and survival of the host organism in a precarious situation.
  • Formulated by a marine scientist.
Technical Background
In many ways, aquarium husbandry may be thought of as an artistic expression of the hobbyist in which living organisms are the figurative colors on a painter’s canvas. Images of vividly-colored marine fishes and invertebrates co-existing in reef ecosystems are the inspiration of many marine aquarium hobbyists, and the acquisition (and maintenance) of healthy, colorful corals and clams is a primary aspect of achieving the desired appearance of a captive reef habitat. Much of the observed coloration of corals, clams, and their allies, is attributable to biological pigments created by symbiotic zooxanthellae residing within their tissues. These pigments are termed “Biochromes”, and their formation and perceived appearance are at least partially influenced by the presence of trace elements that form the basis of more complex molecules. Certain characteristics of the light source(s) used to illuminate the aquarium will also influence the observed coloration of an organism, however the actual coloration of the organisms will still be primarily dictated by the pigments present, their ratios to one another in the same tissue, and other physical, chemical, and biological factors.
KoralColor provides elements that are known to be incorporated into a number of biochromes. Used as directed, KoralColor will provide elements that may be utilized by captive marine organisms to enhance their coloration. It is not intended for use as a general supplement for maintaining natural seawater concentrations of elements for the purpose of satisfying enzymatic and neurological requirements of aquarium inhabitants; for this, use Brightwell Aquatics Replenish.

Instructions and Guidelines
Although the tendency of many hobbyists may be to dose heavily in hopes of obtaining “brighter invertebrates faster”, this product must be used as directed below for maximum positive results. Do not overdose, as doing so may be detrimental to the long-term health of the aquarium inhabitants. Dose according to the following guidelines, and base the specific dosage required for an aquarium on the total volume in the entire system (including sump(s), water displacement by rock and bottom substrate, etc.).

Basic: Add 1 ml (~20 drops) per 25 US-gallons (94.6 L) every three days (alternatively, twice a week). If using the product in a particularly small aquarium (e.g. = 10 US-gallons), dilute 1 ml of KoralColor in 8 fl. oz. of purified water and add 1 fl. oz. of the resultant solution per 3 US-gallons twice each week (i.e. Wednesday and Saturday).

Recommended: Add one drop per 5 US-gallons (18.9 L) daily. If using the product in a particularly small aquarium (e.g. = 5 US-gallons), dilute one drop of KoralColor in 8 fl. oz. of purified water and add 4 fl. oz. of the resultant solution per 2.5 US-gallons daily. It is not uncommon for the coloration of some of the lighter, “warm-colored” pigments (such as yellow and pale orange) in corals and clams to take on a slightly “cooler” coloration (such as lime or aqua). If this is observed and is undesirable, decrease dosing by 25% on a weekly basis until the original color returns to the organism, and maintain the new dosage. The general purpose of providing the elements incorporated into biochromes is not necessarily color change, but color intensification. Because every aquarium presents different chemical and biological conditions, the dosages provided above are intended as general guidelines, to which the hobbyist should alter as the requirements and appearance of the aquarium inhabitants dictate. We encourage hobbyists to use this product responsibly and only as directed.

Caution
Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption. Detailed information on this product and its’ use can be found on our website.

Ingredients: Purified water, proprietary blend of major, minor, and trace elements known to be incorporated into biological pigments (biochromes).


Manufacturer Info

Brightwell Aquatics Aquarium Supplies
The goal of Brightwell Aquatics is to provide the absolute highest quality, scientifically-sound products and customer service of any aquarium water care manufacturer, and to do it all in a straight-forward and honorable fashion. All Brightwell products are formulated by marine scientists with a passion for the aquarium hobby. They utilize the highest purity ingredients in concentrations that provide the most use to hobbyists. Nearly all Brightwell Aquatics products are over 99.9% pure. The usage guidelines of Brightwell Aquatics products are written in plain language but the company is always available to answer consumer questions. All products are lot numbered for quality control and customer service.

Ask a Question Earn 25 Points when you ask or answer a question
Sort By :
 
9 Questions
Displaying questions 1-9
 
 
Write Your Review Earn 25 Points when you write a review
Sort by:
 

Overall, others give this:

  • 3.6

5 Reviewers (80%) would recommend this

Overall Rating:

download image
5  Star
 2
4  Star
 1
3  Star
 1
2  Star
 0
1  Star
 1
 
1
1.0
Harmful to LPS?

reviewerbadge
REVIEW
I used this product for three weeks at the "recommended" dosing level (one drop per five gallons per day) and I'm afraid it harmed my LPS corals (possibly like the other reviewer who mentioned problems with his frogspawn). I have a Caulastrea with about 25 polyps, and a Duncanopsammia wit...Read More
Was this review helpful: Yes(1)No(0)
 
 
 
5
5.0
Excellent

reviewerbadge
REVIEW
Awesome increase on coloration
  • 1
Was this review helpful: Yes(0)No(0)
 
 
 
5
5.0
works great!

reviewerbadge
REVIEW
just be patient and dont overdose , its potent !
  • 1
Was this review helpful: Yes(0)No(0)
 
 
 
4
4.0
So Far, So Good

reviewerbadge
REVIEW
I bought this after seeing some very positive results with Brightwell's Part A, Part B (great coralline algae growth, even better than Purple Up). I was not dissatisfied with my coral's color, but I thought it might be fun to experiment a bit. One week in and no adverse effects - including on my t...Read More
  • 1
Was this review helpful: Yes(1)No(0)
 
 
 
3
3.0
Undecided on product

reviewerbadge
REVIEW
I bought this product because I was originally impressed by other Brightwell additives and the person who had recommended them was very knowledgeable in reefing. While my corals looked good I decided to test different products, just playing around. When I started to use KoralColor I instantly...Read More
  • 1
Was this review helpful: Yes(3)No(0)
 
 
 
Write Your Review Earn 25 Points when you write a review
Sort by:
 

Overall, others give this:

  • 3.6

5 Reviewers (80%) would recommend this

Overall Rating:

download image
5  Star
 2
4  Star
 1
3  Star
 1
2  Star
 0
1  Star
 1
 

Free, Fast, and Flexible Shipping Options

  • Most products ship free—no minimum purchase required

    We ship 99% of the products we carry for free within the contiguous United States using a mix of economy methods including USPS First Class Mail, SurePost and UPS Ground. Your order will arrive in 5-7 business days.

  • upgrade your shipping for only $4.99—free upgrade for orders $199+

    Over 90% of our members receive their orders within 2 business using UPS Ground. Upgrade from free economy shipping to UPS Ground for only $4.99—or spend $199 and we’ll upgrade you automatically!

  • need your order even faster? no problem!

    Expediated shipping services are available for most products if you are in a hurry. Get guaranteed delivery in 2 business days, 1 business day, or next day by 10:30 am. Costs vary by location.

  • buy it today and we'll ship it today

    Same-day shipping is available Monday-Friday for most products—place your order by 10 am PST. Pre-ordered and back-ordered items do not qualify, nor do drop-shipped, live, or frozen shipments.

Learn More About Shipping

60-Day Return Period with Easy Online Returns

Return any new and unused item within 60 days for a full refund. Having difficulty with a product? Contact us to speak with an aquarium expert. If you need a replacement, fill out this form.

A small segment of the 180+ brands we carry require that customers contact them directly if/when problems arise. You can view the full list of those brands and get their contact info here.

Marine Depot is an authorized reseller for every product we carry. That means when you buy aquarium supplies from us, your products are not only backed by our own 60-day return policy, they also carry full factory warranties, where applicable. Some items have a 1-year warranty, others have limited lifetime warranties. Warranty coverage varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, so please read the product description of the item(s) you are considering thoroughly for details or contact us if you have warranty questions.

Learn More About Returns

Earn 5% Cash Back for Most Purchases

Rack up reward points to earn discounts on future purchases! You can earn reward points by creating an account, writing reviews, referring friends, subscribing to our newsletter, buying products, and more!

  • Most Products
    Earn 5 reward points for every $1 you spend to get 5% cash back
  • Marine Depot, AquaMaxx, Accel Aquatics, and Korallin
    Earn 6 reward points for every $1 you spend to get 6% cash back
  • Aqua Illumination, EcoTech Marine, Nano Box, Neptune Systems, NYOS, Oceanbox Designs, Pax Bellum, and Reef Glass
    Earn 1 reward point for every $1 you spend to get 1% cash back

You can also get bonus reward points by purchasing select items during special sales and promotions.

Learn More About Rewards

Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed