Red Sea Coral Colors ABCD 4x100ml
- Complete color supplement intro pack
Red Sea’s Coral Colors ABCD Provides the 31 minor and trace elements required by corals:
A – Halogens (I2, Br2, F2)
B – Potassium & Boron
C – Fe & 7 Complementary Metals
D – 18 Bioactive Trace Elements
Red Sea’s research has identified 31 minor and trace elements that in addition to the foundation elements are present in the skeleton and soft tissue of all corals. The Reef Colors supplement family divides these elements into four groups (Coral Colors A, B, C & D) that are related by the biological functions they perform and are also associated with the production of specific color pigments in the soft tissue of stony corals. These pigments can only be produced if the specific elements required for the bio-chemical process are available in the correct concentration. All 31 elements are required by all stony corals irrespective of the actual color the coral displays.
Coral Colors supplements have been formulated such that the ratio of the elements in each supplement is the same as that found in the skeleton and soft tissue of corals. Red Sea's research has identified a constant ratio between each of the Coral Colors and the overall consumption of calcium, which is proportional to coral growth and metabolic activity. This provides an easy and safe method of dosing all Coral Colors Supplements based on a measured calcium uptake.
Coral Colors A, B & C each contain a leading element (Iodine, Potassium & Iron) that is accurately measurable with Red Sea’s unique Reef Colors Pro test kits. For more advanced LPS and SPS aquariums Colors A, B & C can therefore be dosed precisely according to the total demand of the reef for these elements.
Coral Colors A is a complex of halogens (Iodine, Bromine and Fluorine). The halogens act both as antioxidants and oxidative agents within the soft tissue and mucus layer of corals, reducing the possibilities for coral bleaching. In active reef system these elements are depleted very quickly due to their high oxidative abilities and reactivity with organic materials. Iodine and bromine are related to the pink chromo-protein (pocciloporin).
Coral Colors B is a complex of Potassium and Boron. Potassium has an essential role in the transportation of coral nutrients within the soft tissue including the nutrients provided by the Zooxanthellae. Potassium and boron have a significant effect on the alkalinity inside the coral soft tissue and play a role in the formation of aragonite in the coral skeleton. Potassium is related to the red chromoproteins.
Coral Colors C is a complex of 8 “light” metals that includes Iron, Manganese, Cobalt, Copper, Aluminum, Zinc, Chrome and Nickel. Essential micro-elements with fundamental roles in many bio-chemical metabolic processes including respiration and production of energy, chlorophyll and photosynthetic catalysts. C elements are related to the green/yellow chromo-proteins.
Coral Colors D is a complex of 18 trace elements. These 18 elements (out of all the trace elements in NSW) participate in different metabolic processes inside coral skeleton and soft tissue. D elements are related to the blue/purple chromo-proteins.
Coral Colors A, B, C & D should only be dosed according to a measured requirement of the aquarium.