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Calculate the impact of Isol8 Ca(OH)2 solution ("kalkwasser") on calcium and alkalinity in your system
If you're currently employing our Isol8 Ca(OH)2 to produce kalkwasser solution for system dosing and would like to know the extent to which it's helping maintain calcium and alkalinity values, then please download our calculator.
Need help applying ICP results to your system?
You have had an ICP analysis performed on your system, but how do you assess the results and then accurately apply the tools at your disposal to make necessary adjustments to critical ionic values? Simple: download our ICP tool and enter the results. Dosing recommendations are automatically calculated. Feel free to email us the saved file if you have questions or would like a more thorough review of the analysis as it pertains to system husbandry.
Be prepared for hurricane season and extended interruptions to power and clean water with Elimin8 DIN
Hurricane season is now in full gear, and with it comes an increased likelihood that interruptions in power and water will occur. The extent to which a system can tolerate an interruption is largely influenced by the rate of nutrient accretion and the BOD. Reduced nitrogen conversion rates are typical during an extended power outage, potentially resulting in a rise in ammonia which may have lethal consequences on cohort members.
Elimin8 DIN is a microbial suspension which can reduce ammonia content by up to 50% of the initial concentration within a 24-hour span. Application of Elimin8 DIN ("Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen") on a gradual basis during an extended power interruption can help maintain biological integrity in the system, and can mitigate losses to valuable cohort members. Elimin8 DIN does not require refrigeration.
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The last time that your reef inhabitants were in water this perfect, they were in the ocean.
It all starts with the water. Accuracy + Consistency = Reliability. ≥99.5% ionic repeatability, regardless of volume prepared. Pre-testing newly-mixed salt water to check values of critical parameters is unnecessary. Mixes clear in minutes. No heat. No residue. No errors. Formulated and blended entirely in the USA by Captiv8 Aquaculture.
The system shown in the video above is one of six maintained at ACI Aquaculture with water prepared with Formul8 Engineered Sea Salt. On average, these systems collectively house ≥15,000 coral colonies of varying sizes. Formul8 blends mix gin-clear in less than 5 minutes (moderate mixing rate), generate no heat, do not deposit residue in mixing vessels, and feature consistency of ≥99.5% between containers. Components are tested to ensure quality and purity for each batch prepared. Blends are produced entirely in-house, not outsourced. Each container mixes to the stated salinity for the stated volume of water to be prepared. We take the care of captive marine organisms incredibly seriously, because it's our opinion that many of these organisms will fade from nature due to climate change. Formul8 blends provide a sound, proven seawater medium for those who share our passion and outlook. Need a custom salt blend? No problem. Contact us.
We stand 100% in support of Ukraine
With deep European family ancestry (including Finn, Czech, British, and German), our hearts and prayers are with the people of Ukraine as they fight for their homes and very existence against the onslaught of Russian barbarism. It is clear through their actions against Ukraine that Russian leadership has lost whatever sense they once may have had. Effective immediately, Captiv8 Aquaculture will begin to replace any materials which originate in China utilized in our products; this decision is made as a result of China's obvious indifference in this situation, given their transparent intention to occupy Taiwan in a similar vein. Additionally, we are banning export of our products to Russia, Belarus, China, and countries whose leadership is in apparent support of Russia's attack on Ukraine. Beginning March 4, a percentage of all sales, and $2 USD per sample request, will be donated to organizations supporting Ukraine. This donation policy will remain in place until this crisis is brought to a close.
Is it unreasonable to think...
... that a direct connection to a product and service provider will help you achieve more as a grower, researcher, or zoological park than will dealing with intermediate vendors, or that bespoke formulations created expressly to meet the specific requirements posed by systems under your care would offer numerous operational advantages over using one-size-fits-all industry standard products and methods?
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Try 5 g samples of Integr8 Reef, Inocul8, and Propag8 on us! Collectively, this formula grouping improves feeding response, coloration, cell generation rate, and robustness of corals and other suspension-feeding invertebrates, and facilitates the conversion, and therefore the reduction, of organic and inorganic waste material into living tissue.
Limit one round of samples per household per year, available within the United States, only. Offer may be rescinded at any time due to material availability.
Time-lapse feeding response: Integr8 Reef
The videos above show typical feeding responses in corals which have had a suspension of Integr8 Reef introduced upstream of their location (not directly squirted); the response generally occurs within 60 s of the coral detecting the presence of Integr8 Reef, however it's not uncommon for this response to occur within 5 s of introduction. Free of preservatives, pH and color modifiers, Artemis cysts, and terrestrial components, Integr8 Reef utilizes specific major and minor constituents to improve color intensity, robustness, and growth rates of consuming organisms.