Fluval has launched their new line of Marine supplements and additives and we wanted to share some of the info with everyone here.
We have been priviliged to been able to test out the product a few months before it ever hit the shelves and we have seen some improvements over the other supplements thus far. We have been using the 3 ions (ionically balanced Ca,Mg, and St) and Trace elements (supplements with naturally occurring levels of elements), and we have seen increased polyp extension, better coloration in our sps corals, and increased growth of sps which are literally plating over the plugs.
Here is some info from Fluval:
New Fluval Sea Marine Supplements - Essential Elements for Saltwater Aquariums
Earth's oceans are teeming with natural-occurring trace elements. They're present in seawater in very minute or trace amounts, in fact at a concentration of less than 1 part per billion. They originate from various sources, including mineral runoff from rocks or land erosion, volcanic activity, and deep sea hydrothermal vents.
There are two types of trace elements: major and minor. Calcium, magnesium and strontium are examples of major trace elements; iodine and iron are examples of minor ones.
In nature, fish, corals and reefs absorb trace elements to help drive various metabolic and biological processes, such as photosynthesis, vitamin absorption, reproduction, growth, and can directly influence the coloration and condition of various organisms.
Marine Aquariums need Chemical Supplementation
In the vast expanses of our oceans, the supply of trace elements are virtually unlimited. However, in a closed environment such as saltwater aquariums, the amounts of trace elements are depleted over time because they're involved in and affected by various biological and chemical processes.
It's important, therefore, to supplement marine aquariums regularly with trace elements so that there are always sufficient amounts available to ensure the health and well-being of aquatic life in your tank.
Supplementing Aquariums with Fluval Sea
Fluval Sea is Fluval's new line of marine supplements consisting of seven different treatments for major and minor trace elements: Alkalinity, Calcium, Magnesium, Iodine, Strontium, 3-Ions, and Trace Elements. Each one raises and maintains proper levels of a specific trace element and supports the growth and condition of marine fish, corals, or invertebrates.
All Fluval Sea supplements are concentrated formulations, high in purity, free of unwanted contaminates, and contain no gluconates, nitrates, and phosphates.
We invite everyone into the store to check out the new line and if you decide to try it out, let us know what results you see at home.