Calcium is a major constituent of calcareous algae, skeletal material of hard corals and the skeletal needles of soft/leather corals. Calcium also fulfills many biological functions.
Quite often a too low calcium concentration retards coral and calcareous algae growth.
Natural seawater contains 400–450mg/L calcium. Which is also the value we should strive for. For a stable aquarium environment the fluctuation in calcium content should preferably not more than approx. 15mg/L. This automatically means that the calcium test should be able to monitor comparable fluctuations.
In a healthy aquarium growth and multiplication of corals, desired calcareous algae and other organisms results in calcium depletion. Because of the importance of calcium timely corrective measures would have to be taken. For that purpose a proper calcium additive together with an accurate test kit are required.
The Salifert Calcium Test Kit is capable in resolving the calcium content in 10mg/L steps. The color change is sharp and facilitates the detection of small but highly significant fluctuations in the calcium concentration. Salifert is the only one in offering a true accuracy and precision as claimed.
Included in the Kit:
- Instruction Manual
- Plastic Vial
- Syringe 5ml
- Syringe 1ml
- Measurement Spoon
- Ca Reagent 1 - 10ml
- Ca Reagent 2 - 50ml
- Ca Reagent 3 - 50ml