Aquarium Supplements

Supplements for the Marine Aquarium
Brightwell Aquatics ChaetoGro Cheatogro Chaeto Chaetomorpha Macroalgae Fertiliser
    Macroalgae Fertiliser

    BRIGHTWELL ChaetoGro

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    CaribSea Purple Up Coralline Algae Accelerator
      Coralline Algae

      CaribSea Purple Up Coralline Algae Accelerator

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      BRIGHTWELL Aquatics BoroChrom
        Trace Elements

        Brightwell BoroChrom Purple Coralline Algae Enhancer

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        Seachem Flourish Nitrogen Planted Reef Tank Refugium
          Nitrate & Phosphate

          Seachem Flourish Nitrogen

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          BRIGHTWELL Aquatics Alkalin 8.3 KH Liquid Buffer
            Alkalinity / KH

            Brightwell Alkalin 8.3 Liquid KH Buffer

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            Continuum Basis Chaeto Grow
              Macroalgae Fertiliser

              Continuum Basis Chaeto Grow

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              BRIGHTWELL Aquatics NeoNitro Nitrate - Nitrogen Supplement
                Out-of-Stock
                Nitrate & Phosphate

                Brightwell NeoNitro

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                BRIGHTWELL Aquatics NeoPhos Phosphate Supplement
                  Nitrate & Phosphate

                  Brightwell NeoPhos

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                  BRIGHTWELL Potassion Potassium Supplement Marine Aquarium
                    Widely Used Elements

                    Brightwell Potassion

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                    BRIGHTWELL Aquatics Calcion Calcium Supplement Marine Aquarium
                      Widely Used Elements

                      Brightwell Calcion

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                      BRIGHTWELL Aquatics Magnesion Magnesium Supplement Marine Aquarium
                        Widely Used Elements

                        Brightwell Magnesion

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                        BRIGHTWELL Aquatics Strontion Strontium Supplement Marine Aquarium
                          Trace Elements

                          Brightwell Strontion

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                          For an optimal macroalgae growth it is vital to maintain proper nutrient / mineral levels in the marine aquarium to ensure that the macro algae can effectively grow and remove unwanted nutrients from the marine water, as algae will with its growth take out the Nitrate and Phosphate for a more clean aquarium water environment.

                          All macroalgae species and especially the fast growing algae species Chaetomorpha and Caulerpa will need beside Nitrate and Phosphate some other so called major and minor minerals to maintain optimal growth conditions. You will find more information about the detailed minerals which macroalgae will need to grow well here.

                          But as macro algae will not just reduce Nitrate & Phosphate levels for a more clean water environment, algae will consume other minerals like Magnesium, Calcium and Potassium too which are important for other tank inhabitants like hard and soft corals. It is therefore important to replace those consumed minerals to maintain a stable water quality.

                          An easy solution to dose minerals are ready mixed multi-nutrient solutions ( aka fertiliser ) like ChaetoGro from Brightwell Aquatics, which is especially formulated to use in the marine aquarium as it is Nitrate & Phosphate free, plus it does not contain any Copper.  

                          Unfortunately most available fertilisers for the planted aquarium are designed to use in freshwater aquariums and include Copper, as this is an important mineral for freshwater plants. But as macro algae are not plants they will not need copper to grow.

                          Beside Brightwell's ChaetoGro we have found two other fertiliser products which contain at least a very low percentage of Copper, which is Seachem Flourish Comprehensive and with a higher part of Copper but still lower than most other available Fertilisers TNC lite Aquarium Plant nutrient. Both are also Nitrate and Phosphate free.
                          For more heavier planted marine aquarium display tanks and planted refugiums it may be necessary to add Nitrate and/or Phosphate to maintain a recommended level of at least 3-5 ppm Nitrate and 0.01 ppm Phosphate, especially when using Brightwell Aquatics ChaetoGro, Seachem Flourish comprehensive or TNC lite.

                          Therefore, for low nutrient tanks TNC offers the TNC Complete Aquarium Plant nutrient fertiliser which includes Nitrate & Phosphate (but again this contains some  Copper ).
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