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Salifert Test Strontium

Salifert Test Strontium

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Strontium plays an important role in accelerating the growth of corals and calcareous algae.
natural sea water contains approx. 7 – 9 mg/L of strontium.

Since the growth of corals and calcareous algae goes hand in hand with the depletion of strontium and calcium, calcium depletion usually also means strontium depletion.

It is advisable to maintain a strontium concentration between 5 and 20 mg/L.

Strontium measurement is a necessity but is unfortunately a relatively difficult test. This may change in the coming years when newer and simpler methods of strontium measurement become available.

So this is a test that many hobbyists won't do often enough.

For this particular reason, strontium additives must be designed in such a way as to avoid too low or too high a strontium concentration.
With the additive Salifert Natural-Strontium, we have achieved this goal.

When used in combination with our Coral Calcium additive a

According to the instructions, the need to measure strontium is greatly reduced and should only be done once every few months.

In addition, natural seawater contains strontium associated with sulphate. This form lacks the toxicity of commonly used strontium chloride.

So we mainly use strontium sulphate with a few other ingredients to prevent an ion imbalance from occurring. It also makes it more effective and less toxic than strontium chloride.

The Strontium Salifert Test Kit detects both ionically free and moderately complexed strontium. Salifert was the first to introduce a strontium test kit.

Around. 25 tests per kit. Measures approx. 5 ppm increments.
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