Additives & Supplements

    $22.99
    Brightwell Aquatics Liquid Iodine
    $22.99

    Presence of iodine is vital to hermatypic invertebrates because it is used to detoxify excess oxygen produced by zooxanthellae. This oxygen irritates sensitive tissue. Corals and clams that appear to shrivel or close under intense lighting are likely attempting to shade their zooxanthellae symbionts to reduce the rate of oxygen production. Iodide essentially bonds with oxygen to form non-toxic iodate, relieving the need to shield zooxanthellae and enabling the host organism to open more fully.

    The predominant form of iodine in seawater is iodide. The natural seawater concentration of all iodine species combined is approximately 0.06 ppm, classifying it as a minor element. Even in this small concentration, iodine is required for survival of fishes, crustaceans, macroalgae and kelp, and hermatypic invertebrates alike. The importance of iodine in a reef aquarium cannot be overstated. Iodine binds rapidly with latent organic material and is passively removed by aggressive protein skimming and the use of organic-adsorption products such as activated carbon and specialty resins. The combined biological and chemical depletion of iodine necessitate that its concentration be monitored and the aquarium supplemented as needed. The rate at which iodine is extracted from the water is determined by the stocking density of reef-building livestock, type of lighting, and other biological, physical, and chemical conditions. Once the rate of iodine uptake in the aquarium has been determined, the proper dosing rate of this product can be easily calculated.

    All Brightwell Aquatics liquid water care supplements are made with purified water and high purity materials. We develop formulae for aquaria based on empirical data, using observation and measurement rather than theory.

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    $32.99
    Phosphate Rx 1oz
    $32.99

    Phosphate Rx is an amazingly simple and effective product that has revolutionized the way phosphates are removed from saltwater and freshwater aquariums.

    When added, the formula rapidly binds to phosphate molecules making them inactive and easily filtered out. Regular use of Phosphate Rx increases vitality, color and growth of your aquarium’s inhabitants. Phosphate Rx is Veterinarian approved and has been used by leading Public Aquariums, Livestock Wholesalers, Retailers and Hobbyists. Reef Safe. Liquid solution. Quick & Effective. Veterinarian Approved. Works in Fresh and Saltwater.

    Caution: Yellow tangs can be sensitive to the recommended dosage of Phosphate Rx, and can be irritated when using this product. Additionally, some wrasses may also be sensitive to this products use and we recommend spreading out the recommended dosage over 2 or more parts. 

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    $16.99
    Seachem Laboratories Reef Complete Supplement 17 oz
    $16.99

    Reef Complete

    • Liquid ionic calcium source
    • Most concentrated calcium supplement on the market (160,000 mg/L)
    • 100% soluble. Be wary of products that are milky white or need to be shaken
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    $16.99
    Seachem Laboratories Reef Iodide Supplement 17oz
    $16.99

    Reef Iodide

    • Stabilized potassium iodide source
    • Safe and easy to use
    • Important for soft tissue growth
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