Elos Releases the PrimaLine Marine Range of AdditivesBy: Brandon Klaus
Elos continues to bolster their offering of marine aquarium products, with their latest coming in the form of the new PrimaLine Marine additive system. All in all, a total of six supplements will be available to hobbyists who prefer the dosing methods, and each will consist of products that either increase alkalinity, essential elements, calcium, magnesium, potassium, or carbonates in aquarium water. In terms of sizes offered, we know the PrimaLine will at least be bottled in 250ml containers (depicted in the image above). We fully expect larger sizes to be available as well given the fact that each product treats roughly 100 liters of aquarium water per 10ml of the supplement.
Continue below for a full breakdown of each product.
Alkali is a concentrated, ionically balanced blend of alkaline compounds designed to restore and maintain the correct “Alkaline Balance” to levels found in natural seawater. It includes Calcium as well as Magnesium and Strontium, in amounts proportionate to the average utilization ratios, thus allowing to keep the correct level of these two important elements while integrating Calcium to the desired value. Used in combination with Prima Carbonates, it permits the aquarist to easily maintain calcium and alkalinity levels without disruption to the ionic balance of the Aquarium water. Combine with Prima Carbonates to correct Calcium and Alkalinity levels. This combination will supply the highest quality ‘Two-part system’. By adding Prima Elements, Alkali completes the addition of ‘TRACE ELEMENTS’ in the Balling Method (1:2 ratio).
Dosage: Add 10 ml per 200 ltrs (53 US gal) twice a week to increase the level of Ca, Mg, Sr respectively by 7,5 / 0,38 / 0.008 mg/lt (in RO water).
Elements is a concentrated, blend of Iodine, Bromine, Fluorine, Lithium, Molybdenum, Vanadium and Minor Trace Elements designed to restore and maintain the correct “Iodine Levels” as well as to replenish Trace elements normally depleted by utilization, precipitation and oxidation. Many marine aquariums lack this element which cannot be replaced by simple water changes. In combination with Prima Alkali, it is the BASIC ADDITIVE that will satisfy 90% of the needs of an average marine aquarium full of life. Combined with Prima Alkali, Elements will provide the main source of ‘TRACE ELEMENTS’, in the Balling Method.
Dosage: Add 10 ml per 100 ltrs (26.4 US gal) twice a week to increase Iodine level by 0,05 mg/lt (in RO water). Combine with Prima Alkali (2:1 ratio) to complete the Trace Element addition in the Balling Method.
Prima Carbonates is a specially formulated blend of carbonates, borates and bicarbonate salts designed for a DOUBLE EFFECT; it RESTORES the alkalinity and IMPROVES the buffer capacity of the Aquarium’s water. In contrast to many basic products available on the market, Prima Carbonates is not just a mix of borate and carbonate, but a blend of pure, slow-release salts able to restore as well as to improve the buffer capacity. Its complex formula is designed to mix clear with no cloudiness or precipitation. Combine with Prima Alkali to correct Calcium and Alkalinity levels for the highest quality ’Two-part system’.
Dosage: Add 10 ml per 100 ltrs (26.4 US gal) of R.O. water, this will increase the level by 1° KH.
04 Combi Magnesium
Based on an organic complex of Magnesium, it delivers a much higher bio-availability than an ionic formula, thus improving its assimilation by the corals, providing a rich source of metabolic energy to help maintain corals in peak condition. Prima Combi-mg may be used alone or in combination with Prima Alkali to maintain magnesium at the proper level, as it is not intended to increase the magnesium level. If magnesium becomes seriously depleted one should either perform a water change or use an ionic magnesium supplement, such as ELOS Expert Magnesium, to restore to the natural level as found in NSW. Part of our Prima Line of Integrators, Prima Combi-mg is designed to be simple to use, but, also very precise to dose. Use EXTRA Mg to restore levels of Magnesium.
Dosage: Add 10 ml per 100 ltrs (26.4 US gal) twice a week to increase Magnesium level by 5 mg/lt (in RO water).
05 Combi Calcium
Based on an organic complex of Calcium, it delivers a much higher bio-availability than an ionic formula, thus improving its assimilation by the corals, providing a rich source of metabolic energy and to help maintain corals in peak condition. Prima Combi-ca may be used in combination with Prima Alkali to maintain calcium at the proper level, but it is not intended to increase the calcium level, but to improve its assimilation by the corals. If calcium becomes seriously depleted one should either perform a water change or use an ionic calcium supplement, such as ELOS Expert Calcium, to restore to the natural levels as found in NSW. Part of our Prima Line of Integrators, Prima Combi-ca is designed to be simple to use, but also, very precise to dose. Use EXTRA Ca to restore levels of Calcium.
Dosage: Add 10 ml per 100 ltrs (26.4 US gal) twice a week to increase Calcium level by 2 mg/lt (in RO water).
Solution of Organic Potassium. In aquariums where zeolite-based filtration is implemented, the concentration of Potassium often becomes a limiting factor. Integra is a highly bio-available additive of Potassium designed to restore the level of this major NSW element. Use Aqua Test Potassium to control the level of potassium and adjust its level to 380-410 mg/lt.
Dosage: Add 10 ml per 100 ltrs (26.4 US gal) twice a week to increase Potassium level by 2 mg/lt (in RO water).
Image and information from Elos Europe.