Reef Advantage Magnesium™ is a concentrated (80,000 ppm) optimized blend of magnesium, chloride, and sulfate salts designed to restore depleted levels of magnesium with minimal impact to the ionic ratios found in natural sea water. Reef Advantage Magnesium™ contains no ammonia. This is a common contaminant in every liquid magnesium supplement on the market.
Severely depleted levels of magnesium (below 800 mg/L) can cause depressed pH levels and an inability to maintain proper magnesium levels. The most frequent causes of magnesium deficiency are use of kalkwasser, frequent overdosing of a carbonate additive, or low levels in the salt mix itself. Kalkwasser, for instance, precipitates magnesium as magnesium hydroxide while excess carbonates precipitate it as magnesium carbonate. In both cases, this means that magnesium that was present in the water is now unavailable. Of the two, magnesium hydroxide and magnesium carbonate, the former is more problematic; it is extremely insoluble. Once magnesium has precipitated as magnesium hydroxide, it will never redissolve. Magnesium carbonate will redissolve; however, it does so slowly. So, while it will go back into solution, there will be a significant portion of time in which magnesium levels are depleted.
Sizes: 300g, 600 g, 1.2 kg, 4 kg
A: To make a stock solution, you will use the following formula for Reef Advantage Magnesium:
____(x)____ (amount you want to raise Mg each week) ÷ 5 ppm (amount that one standard dose raises Mg) = ____(a)____(how many doses you would need per 80 L to raise Mg by (x) ppm)
______(a)_____(result (a) from above) × 5g (standard amount of grams per 80L) = _____(b)______(amount of grams per 80 L needed to raise Mg by 20 ppm)
___y____ (your tank volume) ÷ 80 L (standard dose volume) = ___(c)_____ (amount of dose you need for (y))
___(b)__ (see answer (b) above) × ___(c)___(see (c) above) = ____(d)___g per week
Divide by 7 to get daily amount
For your reference: The amount of Reef Advantage Magnesium that can be successfully dissolved is 1-2 cups in 1 L of water. These are only estimations based on our findings, and results may vary in a larger volume of water.
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|Amounts per 1 g|
|Magnesium (Mg)(min)||80 mg|
Ingredients: magnesium sulfate, sodium chloride