Aquaforest AF Amino Mix is ideal for use in most marine aquariums to encourage a healthy and thriving marine environment, it use is especially important for what would be deemed a Ultra Low Nutrient System (ULNS).
What is a Ultra Low Nutrient System?
It???s a reef aquarium that maintains very low levels of nutrients. The word ‘nutrient’ itself is a general and all encompasing term, but the levels we usual focus on are most commonly nitrate (NO3) and phosphate (PO4).
In an ultra low nutrient environment these should be undetectable on hobbyist grade test kits. For high sensitivity testing, nitrate levels between 0-1ppm and phosphate levels of less than 0.03ppm are generally considered low, or ultra low, nutrient.
Even at these apparently low levels, when compared to the ocean???s stony reefs we attempt to mimic they are extremely high in relative terms.
An ultra low nutrient environment can be produced in many ways. However, the term ultra low nutrient system (ULNS) is most often associated with probiotic or bacteria-driven systems due to their efficiency in reducing nitrate and phosphate levels.
How nutrient levels are reduced and maintained is up to the reef keeper, but bacteria driven, ultra- low nutrient systems based on organic carbon dosing have become increasingly popular
Organic carbon is added to the aquarium in stringent low doses to cultivate bacteria in the water and, in some cases, within reactors.
Aquaforest AF Amino Mix
Aquaforest AF Amino Mix contains concentrated amino acids, one of the main source of energy for all types of corals and filter feeders. It accelerates metabolism, aids growth as well as vitality. In natural coral reefs the concentration of total amino acids is low. It fluctuates between 200-500 nmol/l. However the latest scientific research proves that coral can adsorb up to 7 times more amino acids depending on availability. Amino acids are very easily removed by skimming process, ozone or granulated carbon. Regular dosing its highly recommended.
Ingredients:?? Alanine, Asparagine Aspartate, Biotin, Glutamate, Glutamine, Glycine, Histidine, Leucine, Methionine, Valine, Serine.
Dosing 1 drop for 100 l(27 US gal.) every other day when the light is off.
Recommended to use in conjunction with AF Vitality.