- Restor - Liquid Coral Tissue Nutritional Supplement - Brightwell Aquatics
- Encourages health, growth, reproduction, and vibrant coloration.Provides important nutrients to corals and their allies during periods of stress induced by changes in lighting and/or prolonged exposure to excessive water temperature (often resulting in “bleaching”).
- Aids in tissue repair after corals have undergone fragmenting and captive propagation.
- Does not require refrigeration.
- Formulated by a marine scientist.
Instructions and Guidelines
Shake product well before using. Turn protein skimmer and other forms of mechanical filtration off prior to adding foods fortified with Restōr to aquaria, and allow 10 - 15 minutes after feeding before resuming operation of filtration.
Target Feeding (recommended):
Target feeding may be carried out with a lengthy piece of rigid air tubing, plastic syringe, pipette, dropper, or similar device; pour 5 ml (1 capful) into a small container and suck a portion of this into the feeding device, then slowly discharge the contents of the device 2 - 4” upstream of the target organism(s). Repeat these steps as deemed necessary. Rinse the portion (inside and outside) of the feeder that was placed into aquarium water before placing it into this bottle (if feeding directly from the bottle rather than from a separate container); failure to do so will contaminate the product and encourage it to decompose. Restōr may be utilized as a food-soak; to do so, place food into a clean container, add up to 5 ml of Restōr and allow 5 - 10 minutes for food to soak; target feed as directed.
Broadcast Dispersal: Add up to 5 ml per 50 gallons of water in the entire aquarium system in an area of rapid water movement every two to three days for the first four weeks of use; thereafter, the dosage may be increased as desired.
Add no more than 5 ml total of liquid food suspensions per 50 gallons of water in the entire aquarium system daily for the first four weeks of use; thereafter, the dosage may be gradually increased as desired. Starting out at a low dosage and gradually increasing it with time will allow the biological filtration in the aquarium to adjust to the increase in nutrients and prevent water quality from deteriorating. This product is best utilized by target feeding specific invertebrates in an aquarium; in doing so, the majority of the complex may be consumed by the intended organisms rather than ending up in filtration media or indirectly impacting water quality (as often occurs when indescriminately “broadcast feeding”).
Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption.
Moisture (max) 99.60%, crude protein (min) 0.30%, crude fat (min) 0.10%, crude fiber (min) 0%.
Purified water, stabilized amino acids and fatty acids (all of marine origin), tocopherol.
Brightwell Aquatics Restōr is a complex of amino acids and fatty acids derived from marine fishes and crustaceans; it is a strong source of EPA, DHA, and other omega-3 fatty acids, as well as naturally-occuring pigments. Restōr was specifically formulated for the care of corals and their allies that: have been recently placed into a new aquarium and are adjusting to new lighting; have recently been exposed to prolonged elevated temperatures (inducing expulsion of symbiotic zooxanthellae, known as “bleaching”); have suffered tissue damage either through fragmenting or propagation, or through the unwanted grazing activities of aquarium inhabitants. Research has shown that during bleaching events, some corals obtain the majority of their nutrients through capture of prey rather than by relying on zooxanthellae, until such time as the zooxanthellae have become adjusted to the change in lighting or re-established in the coral tissue. While the contents of Restōr will not directly reverse coral bleaching, they will effectively provide nutrients required by the coral to potentially survive the period of time during which zooxanthellae are recovering or being reacquired; no express claims are made that corals who have suffered bleaching will recover when using this product, however it has generally been observed that corals obtaining the required nutrition (by actively feeding) during such an event have a higher rate of recovery. Using Restōr to fortify plankton of the proper size range for the target organism(s) is an extremely effective means of providing those important substances.
Restōr does not require refrigeration, however storage in a cool, shaded area will prolong the activity of the vitamins. Refrigeration will maximize the shelf-life of the product.
Does exactly what it says By Matt on 3/10/2019Matt would recommend this product to a friendHad a gorgeous Wilsoni bleach on me due to lighting. I followed the directions on this bottle and moved the coral under a ledge out of direct light and it came back in 2 weeks. I love this stuff and always keep it on hand.
Didn’t work By The camaro show on 7/8/2018The camaro show wouldn't recommend this product to a friendTried it and didn’t seem any different I feed the tank a lot and keep the water clean po4 0.02 and I still had a few acros stn on me and I do everything right very stable prams and I’m a experienced reefer so I tried this to help with stn but didn’t help at all, I think it’s just a marketing product with some water and a few amino acids in it, they put amino acids in everything anymore and say this helps coral which I do agree but adding acropower is enough amino acids so this product does nothing more
Really helps with corals overall stress recovery By Chewdoggie on 5/11/2018Chewdoggie would recommend this product to a friendI use this a little differently than the bottle instructs. For new coral frags, acquisitions or stressed/injured corals I use a shallow tub with enough water to cover the corals. I add about 1/2 ml per gallon to that tub and then place the corals in this "bath" for a few hours. A tiny pump would be ideal, but I haven't seen an adverse effect from just sitting in the tub w/o one. Usually after a couple of these "baths" the coral tissue shows improvement in extension and coloration. It's saved some corals that would otherwise have been in the trash. I haven't tried dosing it or broadcasting directly to the display tank. But I've seen the results now to believe that every new coral benefits and this is just part of the coral QT routine.