Continuum Aquatics Reef Basis Reactor 2L

Continuum Aquatics

Continuum Aquatics Reef Basis Reactor 500ml


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Reef•Basis Reactor

Fortified liquid aragonite suspension for all marine fish and reef aquaria




  • a one step calcium buffer system that will provide calcium as well as carbonates and other minerals for rapid growth of coralline algae, corals, clams and other marine invertebrates
  • made from expensive marine aragonite
  • will not pollute your system
  • contains no terestrial mud which could contain no telling what nor acetate, gluconates, polygluconates or other unnecessary organics to pollute your aquarium
  • phosphate and nitrate free



Use in aquarium keeping


  • Proper control of calcium level is imperative for the health and growth of corals and many other invertebrates.
  • If the calcium concentration is too low, growth rates will suffer.
  • If it is too high, alkalinity or buffering capacity will be diminished, leading to possible instability of pH.
  • Sufficient magnesium levels are also necessary to maintain the proper balance.
  • It is therefore recommended that the hobbyist measure and control the levels of calcium, magnesium and alkalinity on a regular basis.
  • Strontium is also required for formation of aragonite.
  • Continuum recommends that you maintain a calcium level of between 410 and 450 mg/L (ppm), an alkalinity level of 7 to 11 dKH (2.5 to 4 meq/L), and a magnesium level of 1250 to 1350 mg/L (ppm).
  • Note: Aquarists keeping SPS corals should consider keeping alkalinity at 7 to no more than 9 dKH (2.5 to 3.21 meq/L).
  • Addition at night will help balance pH and prevent night time pH decline.
  • It will also allow time for the water to clear from the cloudiness that is inherent in dissolving the aragonite particles in the product.
  • May be used simultaneously with other Continuum products such as Reef•Basis Calcium, Magnesium, Strontium and Basis KH to individually adjust levels to proper values, or simultaneously with Reef•Sculpture part A and B.





  • Reef•Basis Reactor will cloud the aquarium upon addition, it is therefore recommended that it be added a night in an area of strong flow.
  • Shake vigorously immediately prior to use!
  • Add 1 capful (5 ml) per 50 US-gallons (100 L) of marine aquarium water 3 to 4 times per week.
  • For best results, measure the calcium concentration and add as required to maintain the concentration between 410 and 450 mg/L (ppm). 



Expert use


  • not suitable for use in most dosing systems because of the need for agitation, and should be added manually.
  • Daily addition is preferable
  • Do not mix with any other supplements prior to addition.
  • Determine the amount of calcium consumption between addition periods (per day or per every other day).
  • Determine the amount of Reef•Basis Reactor 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 0.0286. (Example: if you have a 100 gallon tank and you want to raise the level by 10 ppm with the entire dose, you would multiply 100 x 10 x 0.0286 which equals 28.6 ml of Reef•Basis Reactor or 5 -3/4 capfuls).




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