Continuum Aquatics Reef Basis Iron 250ml

Continuum Aquatics

Continuum Aquatics Reef Basis Iron 250ml


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Continuum Aquatics Reef Basis Iron 250ml

Concentrated iron macro-algae supplement for all marine fish & reef aquaria.


  • A high quality, bio-available, chelated iron complex designed to safely raise the iron level in marine aquariums

  • Providing essential iron for increased growth rates in caulerpa, coralline algae, other calcareous marine algae and many other marine organisms

  • Contains no gluconates, or polygluconates

  • Phosphate and nitrate free and contains no fertilizers that could cause unwanted hair algae growth. 

Use in aquarium keeping

  • Iron is crucial for photosynthesis in all plants, including caulerpa, mangroves, calcareous algae, and symbiotic algae in coral, marine clam and other invertebrate tissues.

  • In marine aquariums, iron is used up rapidly and removed through precipitation.

  • Reef•Basis Iron is chelated with EDTA, a professional sequestrant that will allow it to remain soluble until used by the life that requires it.

  • Growth of all photosynthetic organisms also require strong lighting of proper spectrum.

  • Consult your lighting supplier for assistance in the proper type of light, and photo periods for the corals and algae that you are growing.


  • Shake well prior to use.

  • Add 1 capful (5 ml) per 50 US-gallons (200 L) of marine aquarium water 3 to 4 times per week.

  • If measuring the iron concentration, add as required to maintain the concentration between .04 and .10 mg/L.

Expert use

  • Dosing through use of a drip system is a superior method of addition.

  • Do not mix with buffers or alkalinity supplements prior to addition.

  • You may mix it with strontium, magnesium, and many other supplements.

  • Determine the amount of iron consumption during the time it takes add the entire volume of your drip system.

  • Determine the amount of Reef•Basis Iron to add in milliliters by multiplying your tank capacity in gallons by the amount you want to raise it in mg/l (ppm) and by 1.0.

  • Example: if you have a 100 gallon tank and you want to raise the level by .05 ppm with the entire dose, you would multiply 100 x .05 x 1.0 which equals 5 ml of Reef•Basis Iron or 1 capful.

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