Red Sea Reef Colors Pro Test Kit
Red Sea Reef Colors Pro Test Kit
|*||Convenient high resolution combination test kit for reef iodine, potassium and iron|
|*||Precision tests for elements associated with enhanced coral coloration|
|*||Test reef aquariums regularly dosed with supplements for coral health|
Great value on three advanced test kits for accurate measurement of reef supplements. Red Sea Reef Colors Pro Multi Test Kit includes Red Sea Iodine Pro, Potassium Pro and Iron Pro Tests at an outstanding package price. This precision test kit boasts next generation features for greater testing convenience and accuracy perfect for new and experienced reef hobbyists.
Red Sea Reef Colors Pro Multi Test Kit contains three tests selected specifically to accurately measure chemical elements associated with coral pigmentation. Proper supplementation with iodine, potassium or iron can enhance coral coloration. However, no supplementation regimen should be employed without accurate testing and monitoring of supplement levels. Reef Colors Pro Multi Test Kit updates the testing process for ease-of-use and a high degree of accuracy that encourages proper testing skills.
Included quick guide card walks you through the testing process with simple, easy-to-understand illustrations. Routine testing with Red Sea Reef Colors Pro Multi Test Kit is crucial to the health and success of any coral reef aquarium housing SPS, LPS and Soft Corals, especially those on a supplementation regimen.
|Test||Accuracy||Range||Test Type||# of
|Iodine Pro||0.01 ppm||0-0.09 ppm||Colorimetric||50|
|Potassium Pro||± 12 ppm||150-450 ppm||Titration||40|
|Iron Pro||0.05 ppm||0-0.09 ppm||Colorimetric||50|
Red Sea Reef Colors Pro Multi Test Kit Contents:
- Instruction Manual
- 3 Color Card
- Syringe 5ml
- Syringe 1ml
- Iodine Reagent A - 25ml
- Iodine Reagent B - 50ml
- Iodine Standard - 12g
- Iron Reagent A - 12ml
- Iron Reagent B - 15g
- Potassium Reagent A - 15ml
- Potassium Reagent B - 25ml
- Potassium Reagent C - 15ml
- Potassium Reagent D - 15ml
- Filtration Kit
Why Test Iron?
Iron has a fundamental role in many biochemical metabolic processes including respiration and production of energy, chlorophyll and photosynthetic catalysts. Iron precipitates into the coral skeleton, which act as a reservoir for their use in the soft tissue. Iron is related to the green/yellow chromo-proteins (GFP) and proper iron supplementation encourages enhanced coral coloration. However, iron is toxic to all invertebrates above recommended levels and can encourage nuisance algae growth.
Why Test Iodine?
Iodine is important to the coral skeleton and soft tissue and is specifically important for SPS corals to display their natural pigments. Iodine is related to the pink chromo-protein (pocciloporin) and proper iodine supplementation encourages enhanced coral coloration. However, iodine becomes toxic in concentrations above the levels found in natural seawater.
Why Test Potassium?
Potassium has an essential role in the transportation of coral nutrients within the soft tissues including the nutrients provided by the zooxanthallae. Potassium also has a significant effect on the alkalinity inside the coral soft tissue and plays a role in the formation of aragonite in the coral skeleton. Potassium is related to the red chromo-proteins (peridinin and neo-peridinin). Proper potassium supplementation encourages enhanced coral coloration. However, overdose of potassium can encourage the breakout of nuisance algae.