Iron in reef aquaria plays an essential role for our corals.
It is a key element of photosynthesis, the primary mode of energy production that nearly all of our corals engage in. The zooxanthellae housed in corals are small dinoflagellates that are able to provide energy in the form of starch from light, water and CO2. This complex system requires reducing agents such as iron ions. The availability of iron therefore directly influences the rate of photosynthesis and thus the energy gain of the corals. Since a large part of this energy is invested for its own growth, the growth rate is also dependent on the availability of iron.
Overdosing can quickly lead to uncontrolled algae growth and excessive zooxanthellae density can cause corals to look brown.
Dosing tip: The optimal concentration is 0.2 - 0.8 µg/l.
1 ml increases the iron content of 100 liters of pool volume by 2 µg/l.
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