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[Promo Ended] Brightwell Replenish Deal! Ends 22/05/2014!

Postby Hung@Maj.Aquariums » Wed 23 Apr, 2014 2:48 pm

Special promotional deal on Brightwell Replenish! For one month only!

Brightwell Replenish 250ml, normally $28.30 - get it now for $18.30!
Brightwell Replenish 500ml, normally $50.35 - get it now for $35.35!

To purchase, simply visit the links and type in the promotional price in the Price Match option and then punch in the link to this post! Alternatively, send us a pm or send us an email via hung@majesticaquariums.com.au!

Recommended complementary purchase: Brightwell Iodion


The importance of trace elements in a marine system cannot be denied.

Brightwell Replenish contains 29 minor and trace elements, strictly found to be depleted in the photic zone. This, of course, would indicate that these trace elements are being pulled out of the water one way or the other - through biological and chemical reactions that could be undergoing in organisms such as corals, clams, fish and the likes. Studies in literature such as that posted in 'Oceanography and Marine Biology, An Annual Review' indicates that many of these trace elements are found in the skeletal structure of corals themselves. Silver for example, is found in the skeletral structure of Acroporidae, Fungiidae, Poritidae, Pocilloporidae and Faviidae. Other elements such as Zinc is found in the skeletal structure of the same family of corals listed at various concentrations (besides Fungiidae, which was not studied). Trace elements can also play an important role in the synthesis of certain proteins (specifically enzymes), co-factors, metabolic pathways or other biological functions and products.

So why replenish trace elements? In the wild, the concentration of trace elements are always maintained (unless due to freak circumstances or with human intervention), and therefore the trace elements are always available to all organisms.

In a closed system such as our aquarium, unfortunately a number of processes may deplete these trace elements. Firstly, trace elements can be depleted through certain chemical filtration such as by skimmers or by activated carbon or Polyfilter.

Secondly, especially when mixing one's own salt, the salt mix itself may not contain the necessary trace elements - a problem most common with synthetic mixes. Unfortunately, as one uses these mixes to do water changes, the trace elements if at all present in the water column will be reduced, without any re-addition. This is not as much of a problem with 'natural' mixes, but nonetheless - one always has to be aware of this potential issue.

And this is where Brightwell Replenish comes in! Brightwell Replenish... replenishes these trace elements in the water, providing much needed assistance to your live stock. Especially if your corals don't seem to be as vibrant or healthy as they should be, and if everything else is right, then consider getting Brightwell Replenish! Brightwell Replenish may just be the boost needed for your corals to thrive!

Care should always be taken though, as this product is designed to be a supplement - used when there are no other source of replenishment, especially when the trace elements are continuously depleted.

Information straight from the Brightwell Aquatics Website:

Rēplenish provides only those minor and trace elements found by oceanographers to exhibit non-conservative behavior in seawater (meaning that they are depleted by biological and chemical reactions taking place within the photic zone) and that are safe for human handling. Elements are present in natural seawater ratios (i.e. the ratios in which they are present in seawater). Since they are not depleted by biological nor chemical interactions, no minor or trace elements that are not expressly needed by aquatic organisms are present in this product; this includes unnecessary elements such as lithium, rubidium, and molybdenum.

Of the detectable elements in seawater, 11 are minor elements and 52 are trace elements. Between the two groups, at least 13 elements appear to be expressly-required for the growth of primary producers such as algae, and an additional 18 are either incorporated into living tissue/skeletal material or undergo chemical interactions that cause their depletion in surface waters. These elements are important to a number of enzymatic and vitamin-synthesis reactions for plants and animals alike; additionally, they influence pigmentation, and therefore coloration, of various organisms. Iron is utilized in the production of chloroplasts; it is very important to photosynthetic organisms such as phytoplankton, micro- and macroalgae, coralline algae, and zooxanthellae. Although iodine is a minor element, it is taken up by algae and aquatic plants more rapidly than other minor elements, and is not included in this product, but rather in separate supplements.

All Brightwell Aquatics liquid water care supplements are made with purified water and high purity materials. We develop formulae for aquaria based on empirical data, using observation and measurement rather than theory.

Instructions and Guidelines
Basic: Shake product well before using. Add ½ ml (~10 drops) of product per 25 US-gallons of aquarium water every other day. When used in this fashion, 250 ml treats up to 2,500 US-gallons (9,464 L).

Advanced: With the exceptions of iodine and iron, there are no hobbyist-grade test kits that provide reliable measurements of the concentrations of many minor and trace elements present in marine aquaria. It's therefore not possible to chemically determine exactly how much of a trace and minor element supplement to dose; rather, you must rely on the appearance of the livestock to make that determination. We encourage new users of this product to dose 1 ml per 10 US-gallons weekly for the first four weeks of use; this corresponds to dosing 0.14 ml (~3 drops) per 10 US-gallons each day. Then, gradually increase the weekly dosage to 2 ml per 10 US-gallons over the following four weeks and maintain this dosage. Starting at a low dosage will not cause any harm to the livestock, and will enable you to notice subtle changes in the appearance of the system that indicate the effectiveness and need for the product. Daily dosing maintains more stable concentrations (and a more natural environment) than dosing weekly, in which the concentration of elements spikes just after dosing and then gradually decreases throughout the course of the week. Though trace elements are essential in reef and fish-only aquaria, the gross overdosing of a trace element supplement can be harmful to aquarium inhabitants. Minor and trace elements are made unavailable in marine aquaria largely by adsorption to particulate organic matter (POM); therefore, it is recommended that protein skimming and other means of POM removal from the aquarium be in operation at all times.

Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption.

Guaranteed Analysis
Zinc (min) 0.061 mg/oz.; Iron (min) 0.0063 mg/oz.; Manganese 0.00344 mg/oz.; (min)
Cobalt (min) 0.000344 mg/oz.

Purified water, Barium chloride, Sodium metavanadate, Zinc sulfate, Nickel chloride, Chromium chloride, Sodium feredetate, Manganese chloride, Hafnium chloride, Cobalt chloride, Lanthanum chloride, Neodymium chloride, Cerium chloride, Silver chloride, Dysprosium chloride, Gadolinium chloride, Ytterbium chloride, Erbium chloride, Scandium chloride, Samarium chloride, Praseodymium chloride, Holmium chloride, Lutetium chloride, Terbium chloride, Europium chloride, Thulium chloride
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