Reef Zlements Trace Elements Iron 150ml

Important for maintaining a healthy reef tank

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  • Essential for metabolism and enzyme-controlled processes
  • Easy to dose trace element
  • Available in 150ml bottle
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What is this Trace Elements Iron 150ml from Reef Zlements?

This Trace Elements Iron 150ml is part of an extensive range of marine additives from industry experts Reef Zlements. It's an easy-to-dose supplement essential in the biological processes of all marine animals, such as blood oxygen transport.

How do I use this Trace Elements Iron 150ml?

It's important to first check your reef tank's iron levels prior to any dosing. This is best done with a professional ICP test. These tests will not only tell you whether your iron levels need adjusting, but your levels of other trace elements too.

Iron is present in reefs across the world, but in most it's thought to be a limiting factor. In a home aquarium, a level of 0.4 µg/l is considered adequate, especially if there's a refugium present that consumes it very rapidly.

To dose, add 1ml of iron per 100L of saltwater. This will increase iron levels by 2 µg/l. As it can be consumed and removed from your aquarium quickly, it's important to dose iron regularly. That said, make sure you also test regularly to avoid overdosing; too much iron can have an effect similar to over-fertilisation.

What is iron and why is it important for my reef tank?

Iron is one of the most important elements for marine animals. It plays a strong role in the transport of oxygen in blood, plus countless more vital biological processes.

A moderate dose of iron can improve the colouration of most corals, particularly green and yellow varieties. These types of corals are great visual indicators of iron supply inside your reef tank. If your concentration is too low, green corals will change to pale yellow or light green. Too high and your corals will darken. Algae may also start to take over your reef tank.

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