Iodide supplement to encourage regular exoskeletal molting of ornamental shrimp in all planted aquaria
Shrimp, lobsters, and crabs share in common an exoskeleton composed of a chitin/calcium carbonate composite material. The growth of crustaceans involves secretion of a new exoskeleton and molting of the old one; early life stages of crustaceans undergo constant molting to arrive at the adult stage, whereupon molting continues throughout the specimen’s adult life, albeit at a lower frequency. Iodine addition to closed aquatic systems housing crustaceans has been consistently shown to elicit molting in specimens that had not done so previously.
Florin-I provides iodine and iodide, the former in a time-release low-level method, the latter as a free ion. For optimal results, ensure that crustaceans receive appropriate foods and that the water chemistry in the aquarium is maintained within the proper respective ranges. TDS/General hardness, alkalinity, and elements that improve crustacean coloration and food utilization are provided by Florin Delta GH+, Florin Delta KH+, and FlorinMulti, respectively.
Does not require refrigeration. Maintained free of contaminants, remains viable indefinitely. Not impacted by temporary freezing.
Instructions and Guidelines
Shake product for 3 - 5 seconds before each use. Dose as directed on the label.
Daily dosing is critical to eliciting the molting process. Crustaceans often hide for several days after molting to avoid confrontations with rivals or predators while their exoskeleton hardens to normal strength. Calcium is very important to chitin formation in crustaceans, and is provided by Florin Delta GH+. To benefit crustaceans, simply use that product as directed on the label to maintain proper calcium content in the aquarium for plant health. Water with very low TDS (<150 ppm or ~3 dGH) and/or low carbonate hardness (alkalinity) inhibits the formation and hardening of chitin.
Health and longevity of all captive aquatic organisms, including crustaceans, depends upon proper feeding and maintaining water temperature and chemistry within required ranges. Florin-I will not elicit molting unless the resident crustaceans have the necessary nutrients provided by feeding and are in good overall health.
Purified water, USP-grade Potassium iodide and stabilized iodine
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All of these elements need to be available in balanced proportions for positive coral health and growth. Reef Foundation C contains blended salts of magnesium and is part of Red Sea's complete Reef Care Program.
Liquid supplement: 1ml will raise the Mg level of 100 liters (25gal) by 1ppm.
Calcium, magnesium, strontium and carbonate are the basic foundation elements of coral skeletons. All of these elements need to be available in balanced proportions for coral health and growth. Reef Foundation B is a complex of carbonate and other buffers present in seawater that maintain proper alkalinity and pH, and is part of Red Sea's complete Reef Care program.
Liquid supplement: 1ml will raise the alkalinity of 100 liters (25gal) by 0.036 meq/l (0.1dKH)
Calcium, magnesium, strontium and carbonate are the basic foundation elements of coral skeletons. All of these elements need to be available in balanced proportions for positive coral health and growth.
Reef Foundation A contains blended salts of calcium and strontium in the ratio required by corals and is part of Red Sea's complete Reef Care Program.
Liquid supplement: 1ml will raise the Ca level of 100 liters (25 gal) by 2ppm.
Reef Energy is a 2 part complete nutritional formula that provides all of the energy, amino acids and vitamins corals utilize for growth and coloration.
Reef Energy® A
Reef Energy A is a unique formulation of carbohydrates, amino acids, fatty acids and suspended protein flocks which are available for direct consumption and absorption by the corals. The suspension of protein flocks promotes the micro bacterial fauna that naturally populates the coral tissue and will increase mucus production. Every component is utilized in the metabolic processes of coral protein production and soft tissue regeneration and therefore does not introduce any unnecessary organic material to the system. Reef Energy A stimulates extension of the polyps and soft tissue, helping the coral to optimize nutrient consumption by expanding its surface area for absorption.