Home Log In New Products
Customer Service My Favorites Sale Items
How to Order My Account Clearance
About Us List Previous Orders
Check Your Cart/
Place Your Order
Items in this order 0
June 23, 2018
Product Search
Advanced Search
Search Manufacturers
Search Pond Only
Accessories
Air Pumps
Air Stones & Diffusers
Air Tubing
Air Valves
Algae Control
Aquarium Mats
Aquariums & Kits*
Books
Breeding Equipment
Cabinets & Stands
Canister Filter
Canister Filter
Ceramics Decorations
Check Valves
Cleaning Supplies
CO2 Accessories
CO2 Atomizer
CO2 Diffusers
CO2 Glassware
CO2 Kit / Refill
CO2 Regulators
Controllers & Monitors
Cooling Fans
Coral Propagation
Dechlorinators
Decorations*
Feeders & Dosers
Filter Media
Filter Media*
Filters*
Foods
Foods, Frozen
Glass Feeder Planter
Glass Feeders
Glass Inflow & Outflow
Glass Shrimp Deco
Glass Siphon Box
Gravel & Substrates
Heating & Cooling
Hydrometers
Lighting*
Medications
Nets & Netting
Oxygen Reactor
pH/gH/kH Products
Plant & Shrimp Substrates
Plant Care
Plant Care & CO2*
Planted Scissors & Tweezers
Planted Scissors &Tweezers
Planted Scissors /Tweezers
Plumbing*
Pond Fountain Heads
Pond Liners
Pond Statuary
Pond Water Conditioners
Posters
Predator & Pest Deterrent
Protein Skimmers
Pumps
Reactors
Reef Nutrition
Reef Nutrition, Live
Reptile & Amphibian
Salt
Shrimp Nutrients
Snail Treatments
Stream Pumps & Powerheads
Supplements & Additives*
Surface Skimmers
Tap Water Purification
Test Kits
Thermometers
Titanium Heaters
Traps
UV Rep. Lamps
UV Sterilizers
Wavemakers
Replacement Parts
Miscellaneous Products

SSL
Product Detail

Item#: AL207
  Type Use: Saltwater
  Units/Case: 1
  Wt Each:  
 

Other Important Information About This Product
  Related Product:
Simple Science Sodium Carbonate 1.5lb

  Substitute Product:
Simple Science Sodium Carbonate 15lb

  Use This Product With:
Measuring Kit



Product Name: Simple Science Sodium Carbonate 5lb
Category: Supplements & Additives*
Subcategory:
Manufacturer: Aquarium Life Support Systems
Corals and many other reef invertebrates require a constant supply of both calcium and carbonate in order to construct their skeletons. Before initiating a program of calcium and alkalinity supplementation, it is crucial to adjust the magnesium concentration of the aquarium to approximate the natural seawater concentration of 1280 ppm. Otherwise, unwanted chemical precipitation of calcium carbonate may occur.
Preparing Solutions: To prepare a solution equivalent to AquaLife Ion-Balance Alkalinity supplement, dissolve one household measuring cup MINUS one tablespoon of this product in one liter of water, preferably RO or de-ionnized water. To prepare one gallon of solution, dissolve 3 3/4 household measuring cups in one gallon of water. Do not add dry powder directly to the aquarium. Always dissolve in a small amount of water first. Follow the instructions for determining how to dose the prepared solution.
When prepared as directed, solution will contain 2000 meq/L of alkalinity. Each ml of product added per gallon will increase alkalinity by 0.526 meq/L or 1.47 dKH or 26.3 ppm.
Do not exceed 1ml/10gal every other day without testing the water and following instructions below. Use with equal parts AquaLife Calcium Chloride solution. Do not mix products together. Add measured amount of product gradually, in an area of high water movement. This product may increase pH, which should be monitored.
Dosing instructions:

1. Measure the alkalinity of the aquarium in meq/L. 1meq/L = 2.8 dKH = 50 ppm

2. Decide how much you wish to increase the alkalinity. For example, if the aquarium tests 6 dKH and your target is 7 dKH, the difference is 1 dKH or .36 meq/L.

3. Multiply the amount of increase in meq/L desired by the number of net gallons in the aquarium.

4. Multiply the result from step three by 1.9 to obtain the number of milliliters of supplement to be added.

For routine dosing once tank parameters are in the correct range, add alkalinity supplement in an amount equal to the amount of calcium supplement added.
To convert milliliters to:

· teaspoons, divide by 5.

· tablespoons, divide by 15.

· fluid ounces, divide by 30.

· cups, divide by 240.
 



Log In | Customer Service | How to Order | Home | About Us | Contact Us | Advanced Search
Search Tips | New Products | Sale Items | Clearance | AquaLife Products
Browse Manufacturers | News & Articles
My Favorites | My Account | List Previous Orders



© 2018 Aquarium Life Support Systems
All rights reserved