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    seachem’s aqua vitro line

    Seachem has released their new “high end” additive line called aqua vitro. I must say they did a great job on the packaging and labels and it’s got me considering trying them out. Of particular interest is fuel and vibrance.    Fuel is described as a “comprehensive carbohydrate, vitamin, amino acid, polyunsaturated fatty acid and […]

    Seachem has released their new “high end” additive line called aqua vitro. I must say they did a great job on the packaging and labels and it’s got me considering trying them out. Of particular interest is fuel and vibrance.

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     Fuel is described as a “comprehensive carbohydrate, vitamin, amino acid, polyunsaturated fatty acid and trace element supplement developed to address nutritional requirements commonly associated with corals.” Perhaps a relabled Reef Plus, but it caught our eye and may be useful for those looking for an inexpensive amino acid supplement, which we get into here.

    Vibrance is a potassium iodide supplement. We currently dose 3 drops a day of ESV potassium iodide and will give Vibrance a shot when we run out. They call it the most stable iodide supplement available.

     fuel  vibrance

    For more info, you can read SeaChem’s literature in PDF Form here.

    4 Comments

    1. Matt
      March 26, 2008 at 6:58 PM | Permalink

      Sexy packaging…. I thought their comments about most buffering products are unbalanced and have a pKa of 8.0, and as a result a reef tank will tend to run at 8.0, but theirs is pKa of 8.6 so it’ll be easy to maintain a pH of 8.6. They don’t mention borate at all, which many of their other products depend upon for buffering capability…..

    2. June 22, 2008 at 7:17 PM | Permalink

      Hey Matt,

      Not sure how we missed this on. Yes we agree about the borate. Perhaps SeaChem will include this in future literature (hint, hint).

    3. July 16, 2008 at 9:43 AM | Permalink

      There seems a lot of exaggeration out there about our use of borate in buffers. We actually only add borate to one buffering product, Marine Buffer, which many people have used for decades without issue whatsoever. In any case, none of our other buffers use borate as part of their formulation including all of the aqua vitro range.

    4. July 20, 2008 at 4:10 PM | Permalink

      Thanks for the clarification guys. 😉

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