Why does BRS recommend this?
The Red Sea Reef Mature Pro Kit will help any tank with its biological filtration cycle. Each kit provides the necessary bacteria to innoculate your aquarium as well as the nutrients they need to become established and fully cycle your aquarium, creating a safe, mature environment for your fish and corals without unnecessary stress or risk to their health.
At Bulk Reef Supply we have used many different cycle starting products. The Reef Mature Pro kit is one of the few that just simply works well and is a very easy system to follow. Get your new reef tank off to a good start with the Red Sea Reef Mature Pro Kit.
Each Kit will treat approximately 65 gallons
- Nitro Bac: A concentrated blend of nitrifying and de-nitrifying bacteria spores to help cycle the live rocks, substrate and the bio-media in a new tank.
- NO3: PO4-X: A unique complex of carbons and other organic bonded elements that are used by anoxic bacteria for the accurate control of algae nutrient (nitrate and phosphate) levels.
- kH Coralline Gro: A concentrated marine buffer complex, fortified with the specific minor and trace elements that promote the growth of coralline algae and other beneficial micro-fauna.
- Bacto-Start: A balanced blend of nitrogen and phosphorus components that simulate the natural waste products of an active aquarium, enabling a controlled development of the aerobic and anoxic bacteria.
This product doesn't specifically address use with a refugium. I would bear in mind that if you are planning to use the NO3PO4-x that this will be in direct competition for the nutrients that macroalgae would use. I wouldn't usually plan to add macroalgae until you have fish or other tank inhabitants that will produce nutrients for the algae to uptake.
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You will need 1 kit which works up to 65 gallons. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!