calcification

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  • A concentrated (140,000 mg/L) optimized blend of ionic and bioavailable gluconate-complexed calcium
  • Prevents calcium precipitation/alkalinity depletion
  • Maintains peak coral growth

calcification™ is a concentrated (140,000 mg/L) optimized blend of ionic and bioavailable gluconate-complexed calcium designed to restore and maintain calcium to levels found in natural seawater, without affecting pH. These two forms of calcium are combined in calcification™ to provide the hobbyist with a convenient way to ensure peak coral growth and health.

Ionic calcium is readily available, while the gluconate-complexed calcium confers several benefits. The uncharged calcium in calcification™ is readily absorbed with less physiological work than is required for the absorption of ionic calcium. Using calcification™, it is not necessary to maintain the excessively high concentrations of calcium (about 450 mg/L or more) often recommended by others. In fact, excellent growth of corals and coraline algae is achieved with total calcium concentrations as low as 380 mg/L. Used up to four times recommended maintenance dose, the gluconate polymer will not accumulate or encourage the growth of undesirable algae. The polymer itself is beneficial as a food source not only to the corals and other invertebrates, but also to denitrifying bacteria, actually promoting the natural anaerobic denitrification process in live rock and other substrate. Furthermore, the use of this gluconate polymer allows calcium, strontium, and magnesium to be utilized more readily than they would otherwise and also helps to stabilize them in solution without depleting alkalinity.

Some prefer not to use complexed calcium because of concern about adding organics to the aquarium. This is not a valid concern. The amount of organics added with complexed calcium is insignificantly small when compared to the organics released by most reef creatures, even in a no feed, no nutrients approach. Since complexed calcium products employ lactate or gluconate, the naive misconception that these products contain sugars has arisen. While these components are related to sugars, they are oxidized aldehydes and do not react or behave as sugars. Polygluconate contains no nitrogen or phosphorous, thus it is biologically impossible for it to lead to algae growth in a properly maintained reef system.

Unlike competing products that require multi-day interval dosing when combined with carbonate supplements, calcification™ can be dosed daily and within minutes of our eight.four™ as well as the entire aquavitro reef line.

Sizes: 150 mL, 350 mL, 1 L, 4 L

Beginner: Use 5 mL for every 70 L (18 US gallons) twice a week. Check calcium once a week and adjust amount or frequency accordingly.

Advanced: Check calcium level, then follow addition regimen above until calcium is adjusted to 380-400 mg/L. Each 5 mL/70 L (18 US gallons) will raise calcium by about 10 mg/L. Quantity or frequency can be adjusted, but do not exceed 15 mL/70 L (18 US gallons) per day. Thereafter, use as required to maintain calcium.

DRY GOODS SHIPPING

Dry goods will be shipped via USPS or UPS depending on location, order size and weight etc.

(Combined Livestock/Dry goods orders will be separate shipping charges and will be fulfilled seperately)

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ALL Shipping Zones (Contiguous 48 States)

$1-49

$5.00

$100+

FREE

LIVESTOCK SHIPPING

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PA NJ MD DC DE & CT

$1-149 $10.00
$150+ FREE

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NY OH WV & VA 

All Other States

$1-299 $19.00 $39.00
$300+ FREE

FREE

*A $80 minimum of livestock, PLUS shipping (can be multiple orders) is required for orders to ship to our $19 and $39 zones.

 

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I work one on one with each customer to schedule your order's delivery to ensure the best service. Please select your delivery day with our date-picker at checkout. Plans change and you need to reschedule? No problem! Just send us an email - Contact Page

 

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 *We DO NOT ship Thursday for Friday delivery. If there is a delay during a Friday delivery there would be no chance for second day delivery. 

*We DO NOT ship during ANY holiday weeks as UPS has a high rate of delaying orders. Excluded delivery dates will be blacked out on our date-picker at checkout.

*A $80 minimum of livestock, PLUS shipping (can be multiple orders) is required for orders to ship to our $19 and $39 zones.

*All orders are FINAL.

So, we have had a DOA policy that has always been very generous. But lets just KISS, I mean “Keep it Simple Stupid”.

- If you have an item that unfortunatly arrives at your door in it’s bag dead, its covered.

- If you put a coral in your tank and within 2 hours of delivery it is dead, it’s covered.

- If your shipment is delayed by UPS and your corals arrive dead, they’re covered! (photos must be send within 2hrs of delivery even if shipment has been delayed)

DOA coverage means you will receive store credit for the item you purchased to use either for a like replacement item or on a totally different item! We do NOT cover the cost of shipping if you have a DOA item. DOA credit may be used only once. DOA credit may not be used to pay shipping fees nor counted towards the amount spent required to reach free shipping.

All DOA corals must be photographed within 2hrs of delivery, whether they’re in the bag or tank.

We do work with each customer on a one on one basis as each situation is unique! We care about you and our corals, and most importantly we want a good experience for everyone!