Red Sea’s research has identified 31 minor and trace elements that in addition to the foundation elements are present in the skeleton and soft tissue of all corals.
The Red Sea Coral Coloration Program’s supplements family divides these elements into four groups : Trace – Colors A, B, C and D that are related by the biological functions they perform. They are also associated with the production of specific color pigments in the soft tissue of stony corals.
These pigments can only be produced if the specific elements required for the bio-chemical process are available in the correct concentration. All 31 elements are required by all stony corals irrespective of the actual color the coral displays.
Easy supplementing according to Calcium
Red Sea’s Trace Color supplements have been formulated such that the ratio of the elements in each supplement is the same as that found in the skeleton and soft tissue of corals.
Our research has identified a constant ratio between each of the elements in our Trace-Colors supplements and the overall consumption of calcium, which is proportional to coral growth and metabolic activity. This provides an easy and safe method of dosing all Trace Colors Supplements based on a measured calcium uptake.
Trace Colors A, B and C each contain a leading element (iodine, potassium and iron) that is accurately measurable with Red Sea’s unique Trace-Colors Pro Test Kits. For ultra low nutrient systems Trace Colors A, B and C should be dosed precisely according to the measured demand of the reef for these elements.
Iron and complementary trace element supplement that promotes the Green colors in corals
IRON+ Supplement is part of the complete range of complementary major, minor and trace element complexes which together provide the needs for coral growth.
A complex of eight “light” metals that includes iron, manganese, cobalt, copper, aluminum, zinc, chrome and nickel.
These micro-elements are essential for many bio-chemical metabolic processes, including respiration, production of energy, chlorophyll and photosynthetic catalysts. C elements are related to the green/yellow chromo-proteins.
For best results in displaying coral colors use in conjunction with Red Sea’s NO3: PO4– X.
1ml will raise the Iron level of 100 liters (25 gal) by 0.01ppm.