Reef CareRecipes®

3 easy steps for maintaining your reef aquarium Water changes | Supplementing | Testing

 

Select the system type that best describes your reef. The Reef Care Recipe will outline the ideal water parameters for your system and how to maintain them.

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Our Reef Care Recipes offer easy-to-understand and simple-to-implement instructions for reef maintenance, tailored to each type of aquarium.

 

These are the 4 main aquarium types. Click on the one that best describes your system.

Each Reef Care Recipe® outlines the ideal water parameters for your system and how to maintain them.

  • Which salt mix should be used, how often you should change your water
  • Which supplements should be added, with specific daily dosage levels
  • Which water parameters need to be tested, how often as well as the recommended test kit

The Reef Care Recipes® consolidate years of hands-on experience using the Red Sea Reef Care Program on tens of thousands of diverse reef tanks around the world. The recipes provide simple-to-follow instructions for each of the main types of reef aquariums.

Red Sea’s Reef Care Program®(“RCP”) is the fruit of years of research on the physiological demands of SPS, LPS and soft corals in home reef aquariums. The RCP explains the biological connections between the major, minor and trace elements of seawater, defining the ideal balance of all water parameters and how to be proactive with controlling nuisance algae, coral growth and coloration.

Red Sea’s website provides lots of detailed information about the various products that make up the RCP and offers a series of educational videos to help understand how everything works together.

Each Reef Care Recipe® outlines the ideal water parameters for your system and how to maintain them.

 

  • Which salt mix should be used, how often you should change your water
  • Which supplements should be added, with specific daily dosage levels
  • Which water parameters need to be tested, how often as well as the recommended test kit

 

The Reef Care Recipes® consolidate years of hands-on experience using the Red Sea Reef Care Program on tens of thousands of diverse reef tanks around the world. The recipes provide simple-to-follow instructions for each of the main types of reef aquariums.

 

Red Sea’s Reef Care Program® (“RCP”) is the fruit of years of research on the physiological demands of SPS, LPS and soft corals in home reef aquariums. The RCP explains the biological connections between the major, minor and trace elements of seawater, defining the ideal balance of all water parameters and how to be proactive with controlling nuisance algae, coral growth and coloration.

 

Red Sea’s website provides lots of detailed information about the various products that make up the RCP and offers a series of educational videos to help understand how everything works together.

Browse Mixed Reef Recipe

Mixed Reef|Recipe

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Mixed Reef|Recipe

Coral Pro Salt
Recommended weekly water change of 10%
Recommended Main Water Parameters
Salinity
34 ppt
1.024@25°C
Calcium
450
ppm
Magnesium
1350
ppm
Alkalinity
11.5
dKH
Nitrate
1-2
ppm
Phosphate
0.08-0.12
ppm

This Reef Care Recipe® defines the ideal water parameters and explains how to maintain them.

Water Changes
CORAL PRO SALT
Recommended weekly water change of 10%
Supplementing
(avg. per 100L (25gal) /day)
Major Elements | Ca, Mg & Alk
  • Foundation A – CALCIUM+ |3ml
  • Foundation B – KH/ALKALINITY |9ml
  • Foundation C – MAGNESIUM  |1ml
Trace & Minor Elements
  • Trace-Colors A|B|C|D

(Combo Pack)

Dose according to Calcium uptake |0.3ml

Algae Management
  • NO3:PO4-X |2ml
Coral Nutrition
  • Reef Energy A |2ml
  • Reef Energy B |2ml
Supplementing
(avg. per 100L (25gal) /day)
Major Elements | Ca, Mg & Alk

Foundation A 

CALCIUM+ |3ml Daily

Foundation B

KH/ALKALINITY |9ml Daily

Foundation C MAGNESIUM |1ml Daily

Trace & Minor Elements

TRACE-COLORS 

A|B|C|D|0.3ml Daily

Algae Management

NO3:PO4-X |2ml Daily

Coral nutrition

REEF ENERGY A |2ml Daily

REEF ENERGY B |2ml Daily

Testing
  • Foundation Pro Test Kit
Calcium/Magnesium & Alkalinity
  • NO2/NO3 Marine Test Kit
  • PO4 Marine Test Kit
Testing
FOUNDATION
Pro Test Kit
NO2/NO3
Marine Test Kit
PO4
Marine Test Kit
*Dosages are based on typical systems. Actual dosages should be calculated according to a measured consumption in your aquarium, based on weekly testing.
Browse SPS Dominant Recipe

SPS Dominant|Recipe

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SPS Dominant|Recipe

Red Sea Salt
Recommended weekly water change of 10%
Recommended Main Water Parameters
Salinity
35 ppt
1.025@25°C
Calcium
430
ppm
Magnesium
1280
ppm
Alkalinity
8
dKH
Nitrate
0.25-0.5
ppm
Phosphate
0.01-0.02
ppm

This Reef Care Recipe™ defines the ideal water parameters and explains how to maintain them.

Water Changes
RED SEA SALT
Recommended weekly water change of 10%
Supplementing
(avg. per 100L (25gal) /day)
Major Elements | Ca, Mg & Alk
  • Foundation A – CALCIUM+ |4ml
  • Foundation B – KH/ALKALINITY |12ml
  • Foundation C – MAGNESIUM |2ml
Trace & Minor Elements
  • Trace-Colors A|B|C|D

(Combo Pack)

Dose according to Calcium uptake |0.4ml

Algae Management
  • NO3:PO4-X |1-2ml
Coral Nutrition
  • Reef Energy A |4ml
  • Reef Energy B |4ml
Supplementing
(avg. per 100L (25gal) /day)
Major Elements | Ca, Mg & Alk

Foundation A 

CALCIUM+ |4ml Daily

Foundation B

KH/ALKALINITY|12ml Daily

Foundation C MAGNESIUM |2ml Daily

Trace & Minor Elements

TRACE-COLORS 

A|B|C|D|0.4ml Daily

Algae Management

NO3:PO4-X |1-2ml Daily

Coral nutrition

REEF ENERGY A |4ml Daily

REEF ENERGY B |4ml Daily

Testing
  • Foundation Pro Test Kit
Calcium/Magnesium & Alkalinity
  • Algae Control Pro Test Kit
Phosphate & Nitrate
Testing
FOUNDATION
Pro Test Kit
ALGAE CONTROL
Pro Test Kit
*Dosages are based on typical systems. Actual dosages should be calculated according to a measured consumption in your aquarium, based on weekly testing.
Browse ULNS Recipe

Ultra Low Nutrient System|Recipe

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ULNS|Recipe

Red Sea Salt
Recommended weekly water change of 10%
Recommended Main Water Parameters
Salinity
33 ppt
1.023@25°C
Calcium
410
ppm
Magnesium
1220
ppm
Alkalinity
7
dKH
Nitrate
0
ppm
Phosphate
0
ppm

This Reef Care Recipe® defines the ideal water parameters and explains how to maintain them.

Water Changes
RED SEA SALT
Recommended weekly water change of 10%
Supplementing
(avg. per 100L (25gal) /day)
Major Elements | Ca, Mg & Alk
  • Foundation A – CALCIUM+ |2ml
  • Foundation B – KH/ALKALINITY |6ml
  • Foundation C – MAGNESIUM |1ml
Trace & Minor Elements
  • Trace-Colors A|B|C|D |0.2ml

(Combo Pack)

 

Algae Management
  • NO3:PO4-X |1-2ml
Coral Nutrition
  • Reef Energy A |6ml
  • Reef Energy B |6ml
Supplementing
(avg. per 100L (25gal) /day)
Major Elements | Ca, Mg & Alk

Foundation A 

CALCIUM+ |2ml Daily

Foundation B

KH/ALKALINITY |6ml Daily

Foundation C MAGNESIUM |1ml Daily

Trace & Minor Elements

TRACE-COLORS 

A|B|C|D|0.2ml Daily

Algae Management

NO3:PO4-X |1-2ml Daily

Coral nutrition

REEF ENERGY A |6ml Daily

REEF ENERGY B |6ml Daily

Testing
  • Foundation Pro Test Kit
Calcium/Magnesium & Alkalinity
  • Algae Control Pro Test Kit
Phosphate & Nitrate
  • Trace-Colors Pro Test Kit
Iodine, Potassium & Iron
Testing
FOUNDATION
Pro Test Kit
ALGAE CONTROL
Pro Test Kit
TRACE-COLORS
Pro Test Kit
*Dosages are based on typical systems. Actual dosages should be calculated according to a measured consumption in your aquarium, based on weekly testing.
Browse Marine Fish Recipe

Marine Fish|Recipe

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Marine Fish|Recipe

Red Sea Salt
Recommended weekly water change of 10%
Recommended Main Water Parameters
Salinity
30 ppt
1.021@25°C
Calcium
370
ppm
Magnesium
1100
ppm
Alkalinity
7
dKH
Nitrate
<10
ppm
Phosphate
<1
ppm

This Reef Care Recipe® defines the ideal water parameters and explains how to maintain them.

Water Changes
RED SEA SALT
Recommended weekly water change of 10%
Supplementing
(avg. per 100L (25gal) /day)
Major Elements | Ca, Mg & Alk
  • Coralline Gro |5ml
Recommended to maintain pH level and enhanced coraline growth
Note: Weekly water changes will maintain the correct levels of all other Major & Trace elements.
Algae Management
  • NO3:PO4-X |3ml
Supplementing
(avg. per 100L (25gal) /day)
Major Elements | Ca, Mg & Alk

KH Coralline Gro| 5ml Daily

Trace & Minor Elements
Algae Management

NO3:PO4-X |3ml Daily

Coral nutrition
Testing
  • pH/Alk Marine Test Kit
0.5 dKH resolution
  • NO2/NOMarine Test Kit
Testing
pH/ALKALINITY
Marine Test Kit
NO2/NO3
Marine Test Kit
*Dosages are based on typical systems. Actual dosages should be calculated according to a measured consumption in your aquarium, based on weekly testing.