June 12, 2017

Reef Essentials™ – Coral Power Amino

Our Reef Essentials™ – Coral Power Amino is a concentrated blend of essential amino acids for marine aquariums.  It is essential for enzyme production, tissue growth and skeleton formation.  Corals also require amino acids to build protein for tissue growth and also for synthesis of the organic matrix which regulates and accelerates calcium carbonate deposition in the skeleton otherwise known as calcification (Allemand et al. 2004).  This organic matrix is a framework of proteins and other compounds that are essential to bio-mineralisation.  To ensure growth enhancement of SPS corals, maintain a dosing plan as detailed below.  Variances above and below the recommended dosing can be made depending on your own tank conditions and density of coral present.  Increased levels of Amino Acids can be readily utilised by coral.  We do not recommend dosing at high levels if there are elevated phosphate and nitrate levels in your aquarium.  The application of high doses of Coral Power Amino to aquariums with elevated phosphate and nitrate levels can result in algae outbreaks.

Dosage rate: We recommend starting off dosing 1 drop/day for each 100L of tank water and increase steadily to 2 drops/day over a period of a couple of weeks.  Higher dosage rates can be experimented with depending on your tank coral density and you must have very low nutrient levels.  We do not recommend to dose higher than 3 drops/day for each 100L of water.

Please note Reef Essentials™ – Coral Power Amino should be kept in a cool dark place and preferably refrigerated after opening.