You should base the dosage of Component 1+ 2+ 3+ on the element that is the least consumed. If the consumption of magnesium - Component 3+ is smaller than consumption of Ca and KH, you should base the dose on Magnesium. For example, if the consumption is 5 ml daily, you set it as base dose of Component 1+ 2+ 3+ and supplement the missing elements with Ca Plus and KH Plus.
Chemical composition of Component 1+2+3+ is based on the method developed by H. Balling. The formula has been fine tuned in our lab and enriched with trace elements that are fundamental for maintaining marine aquarium organisms in good form. As a result we have composed 3 fluids that are intended for dosing in equal amounts on regular basis. Component 1+2+3+ is designed to fulfil coral demands not only in terms of Magnesium and Calcium, but also in terms of other elements which require careful and systematic dosing, but are notoriously difficult to assess.
Dosage: Needs to be adjusted according to the consumption of macro-nutrients, and based on critical water parameters like Calcium, Magnesium and KH. If one or two parameters are still not balanced- we recommend to continue with administering equal doses of each component, and take advantage of one of our additives (Calcium, Magnesium, KH Buffer) to restore desired level(s).
In order to maintain adequate amount of trace elements in aquarium water, both Magnesium and Calcium levels need to be within recommended range (Ca 380-460 ppm, Mg 1180-1460 ppm).
Typical aquarium with average number of hard corals requires approximately 25ml of each component per 100 l (27 US gal) of water daily. In order to keep the parameters stable, we advise to split the daily dose into as many small doses as it’s possible.
Component 1+ contains: Ca, Sr, Ba, Co, Mn, Cu, Fe, Zn, Ni, Cr, Mo (25 ml dissolved in 100 l/27 US gal raises Ca by 4,5 ppm).
Component 2+ contains: NaHCO3, F, I. (25 ml dissolved in 100 l/27 US gal raises KH by 0,65 dKH (Alk: 0,23 meq/l)).
Component 3+ contains: Mg, Reef Mineral Salt, K, B, Li (25 ml dissolved in 100 l/27 US gal raises Mg by 0,38 ppm).
Component 3 contains Reef Mineral Salt which is necessary for stabilization of aquarium parameters.