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.Overview:
Instructions & Guidelines
|Shake product well before using. Turn protein skimmer and other forms of mechanical filtration
off prior to adding CoralAmino to aquaria, and allow 10 - 15 minutes after use before
resuming operation of filtration. Do not place the product`s glass dropper directly into
aquarium water or allow aquarium water to enter the product. Doing so will contaminate the
product and encourage it to decompose. If you have gotten aquarium water on the dropper,
then refrigerate the product until entirely used up. Also, clean dropper glass tube with
hot water and soap. Alternately you may soak the dropper tube in hydrogen peroxide to
Target Feeding (recommended):
|Pour 1 ml (~20 drops) into a small container and suck a portion into feeding device, then slowly
discharge contents 2 - 4” upstream of target organism(s). Repeat these steps as deemed
necessary, and based on heavy coral load. You may increase dosage up to the Maximum dose,
|Add 1 ml (~20 drops) per 50 gallons of water in an area of rapid water movement daily. Use more
if desired and you have a heavy coral load, but do not exceed the Maximum dose, see below.
|A combination of target and broadcast feeding may be employed, For corals that have been damaged
by parasites, disease or have fresh frag cuts on them, you may also use Restor to boost the
tissue growth rate. If so, use Restor at different times of the day than CoralAmino and do
not exceed the Maximum dose.
|The maximum recommended dosage of CoralAmino or total liquid foods is 5 ml per 50 gallons of tank
capacity per day for the first few weeks of use. Thereafter the dosage can be gradually
increased depending on animal load and perceived nutritional need. This quantity is suggested
based on using Brightwell liquid foods. Other foods, particularly dried foods may be more
polluting and caution should be exercised so that you don`t overload the tank with nutrients.
Pay attention to keep skimmer adjusted and other aspects of proper filtration.
|Keep in a cool dry location between 34 and 80 degrees F. Short excursions of temperature during
shipping is well tolerated by the product. Freezing will not damage the product, but do not
subject to repeated freezing and thawing. Refrigeration is not required, but it will
significantly prolong the shelf life of the product.
|Guaranteed Analysis: Moisture (max) 99.00%, crude protein (min) 1.00%, crude fat (min) 0%, crude fiber (min) 0%|
|Ingredients: Purified water, proprietary complex of free-form amino acids, proprietary base.|
|Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption.|
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.
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