Brightwell Aquatics Coral Color Enhancer Kit includes 3 of Brightwell`s most popular supplements for bringing out the colors of your corals.
- Brightwell Aquatics PhytoChrom - 500mL
- Brightwell Aquatics BoroChrom - 500mL
- Brightwell Aquatics CoralAmino - 30mL
Brightwell Aquatics PhytoChrom Info
1 - 30µm Phytoplankton Suspension for Soft Corals, Clams, Sponges, and Other Filter-Feeders
The algae in PhytoChrom fall within three size classes of plankton: picoplankton (0.2 - 2.0µm), nanoplankton (2.0 - 20.0µm), and microplankton (20.0 - 200.0µm). They are the proper size for feeding many species of soft corals (particularly those with short tentacles), as well as clams and other bivalves, sponges, tunicates (sea squirts), plumed worms (Christmas tree worms, feather dusters, etc.), bryozoans, larval invertebrates such as those of many crustaceans and bivalves, and juvenile fishes. PhytoChrom may be used in conjunction with other planktonic suspensions to provide a complete range of sizes to filter-feeding and planktivorous organisms.
PhytoChrom does not require refrigeration, however storage in a cool, shaded area will prolong the activity of the vitamins. Refrigeration will maximize the shelf-life of the product.
Instructions and Guidelines
Target Feeding (recommended):
Broadcast Feeding Recommendations:
Ingredients: Purified water, Haematococcus sp., Nannochloroposis sp., Tetraselmis sp., Isochrysis sp., Pavlova sp., Thalassiosira sp., Ascorbic acid, Citri
Brightwell Aquatics BoroChrom - Concentrated Boron Solution for Coralline Growth & Red Coloration 500ml / 17oz
Concentrated Boron Solution for Improved Coralline Growth & Red Coloration in Zooxanthellate
In natural seawater, boron is a non-conservative major element with a concentration of ~4.54 ppm. Boron plays an active role in regulating the pH in marine systems, and maintaining the boron concentration within a narrow range of the [B]NSW, relative to systems with depressed [B], typically results in faster growth of coralline algae and formation of aragonite in reef-building invertebrates in most systems, when all other physical and chemical requirements are met. Recent experimentation with maintaining slightly elevated [B] in reef aquaria indicates that enhanced production of red phytopigments results, improving color intensity of zooxanthellate corals with a yellow, orange, or red base coloration.
The importance of boron to reef-building organisms is most apparent when beginning to dose it in aquaria with depleted boron concentrations, and/or in which the sea salt mixture employed is boron-deficient; in such cases, changes in the rate of coralline algae growth, as well as in the appearance of many corals, may be observed within the first weeks of daily dosing. Maintaining boron within a range of 4 - 6 ppm is sufficient for long-term health, growth, and coloration of corals when all other physical and chemical requirements are met. The rate at which boron is extracted from the water is determined by the stocking density of boron-depleting livestock, rate of production of weak acids that may impact alkalinity and pH, composition of buffer(s) employed in the system, characteristics of lighting and method(s) of filtration employed, and other biological, physical, and chemical conditions; therefore, each aquarium will have different requirements for the rate of boron supplementation. Once the rate of boron uptake in the aquarium has been determined (see opposite), the proper dosing rate of this supplement can be easily calculated. It is recommended that a quality salt mix with the proper (not augmented) alkalinity and concentrations of major, minor, and trace elements be used to establish natural seawater parameters in marine aquaria, providing a stable ionic foundation on which to build.
Instructions and Guidelines
Brightwell Aquatics CoralAmino - Free Form Amino Acid Supplement for Corals 30ml / 1oz
Ingredients: Purified water, ACS-Reagent grade boron salts.
Brightwell Aquatics CoralAmino is a complex that closely approximates ratios of amino acids present in many species of stony corals; the formulation is based upon extensive research conducted on tropical coral reefs by oceanographic researchers. While the ratios of amino acids present in coral tissue vary between species, general ratios are approximately maintained, enabling an effective average to be created that will benefit not only stony corals, but also soft corals, solitary, and colonial polyps (e.g. Xenia, Anthelia, Zoanthus, Discoma, Actinodiscus, etc.). The amino acids are present in their most elementary form (”free-form”) rather than being accounted for by their presence in a food or complex nutrient; in this fashion, they are readily available to corals and their allies. The main benefit of this quality is the ease in which corals can assimilate the amino acids into their tissue for the purpose of growth and tissue repair. Secondary benefits of some amino acids are their role in enhancing the coloration of corals.
Corals maintained under optimal chemical and environmental conditions are able to reproduce (both sexually and asexually) more rapidly when the required nutrients are available. The presence of these free-form amino acids is particularly important to corals that have undergone, or will undergo, fragmenting or other means of propagation in which some amount of tissue is damaged.
Instructions and Guidelines:
Target Feeding (recommended):
Broadcast Feeding Recommendations:
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption.
Ingredients: Purified water, proprietary complex of free-form amino acids.
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