Corals require carbonates for limestone calcification of all LPS and SPS corals. This element is also essential to maintain correctly the pH of our aquarium, as it reacts with acidic compounds produced by the various organisms of the aquarium that are also consuming this element.
Keeping alkalinity at a stable value without fluctuations is a very important matter in reef aquaria. Therefore, it is recommended to maintain this value between 7 – 12 dKH (2.5 – 4.3 mEq/l) and this way we will maintain the pH around 8.3.
It is not recommended to raise the KH above 12, it will cause a decrease of the calcium concentration, therefore it is recommended to use this additive only to make corrections of the KH measured in our aquarium and to use a balanced additive that supplies this element in a balanced way with the other additives of our aquarium. For this, you have within our range of products the balanced additive Xepta Reef Balance.
Contents: Carbonate salts.
How to use: 5g of Xepta KH+ increases the kH content by 1.5 dKH in 100 liters of aquarium water. It can be added directly to the aquarium with the amount of KH+ necessary to increase the KH value of our aquarium in a zone of strong flow or it is possible to dilute the contents of the package in osmotic water, for this, we prepare 5 liters of osmotic water and we mixed 500g of KH +. To help out with dissolution, it is recommended to preheat the water to no more than 50ºC and then add the 500g of KH+, the solution must be completely clear and crystalline. When we have the 5 liter solution prepared, 10 ml of this solution will increase the KH by 0.3 dKH per 100 liters of water in the aquarium.