The Coral Color Intense System requires the use of 3 products simultaneously: Coral Color Intense V, H and MM. For maximum effect, it is also advantageous to Color•Basis Calcium +, Reef•Basis Magnesium and Reef•Basis KH. The System replaces crucial vitamins, minor and trace minerals lost to coral uptake, carbon filtration, and protein skimming for growth and intense coloration of live corals. This product, Coral Color Intense•V provides multiple essential vitamins required by the phytopigments that provide color in corals.
Use in aquarium keeping.
Vitamins & minerals influence the coloration and color intensity of all corals by providing essential nutrients for the chemical reactions that take place to form biochromes in living tissues. In addition to the three Coral Intense Supplements, we recommend that you also use Coral Exponential to provide needed amino acids for coral tissue growth. Continue supplementation of major minerals with Reef•Basis Calcium, Magnesium, Strontium, and Potassium or Reef•Sculpture 2 part or Kalkwasser but discontinue trace element supplements because those will be provided by the Coral Intense System.
The hobbyist should pay close attention to the alkalinity, or KH of the system and closely monitor the calcium, magnesium and strontium levels. Continuum recommends that you maintain a calcium level of between 410 and 450 mg/L (ppm), an alkalinity level of 7.5 to 9 dKH (2.5 to 3.21 meq/L), and a magnesium level of 1275 to 1350 mg/L (ppm).
Directions and protocol.
Shake well prior to use. Add 1 capful (5 ml) per 25 US-gallons (100 L) of marine aquarium water 2 times per week.
Expert Use Easy Calculations: Dosing based on calcium addition is a superior method of addition. In other words, for every 20 ppm of calcium added, you will add 1 ml of Coral Color Intense•V for every 25 gallons (100L) of aquarium capacity. The calculation is: ml of product = PPM of Calcium added x tank capacity in gallons x .002. (Example: if you have a 100 gallon tank and you are raising the calcium level by 40 ppm you would multiply 100 x 40 x 0.002 which equals 8 ml of Coral Color Intense•V or about 1-1/2 capfuls)