Salifert Borium – 500 ml is a necessary trace element
Too low concentration of boron slows the growth of corals and lime algae. Contains mixed, boron-containing salts.
Why is boron needed?
Boron is present in NSW (Natural Sea Water) at a moderately low concentration (4.4 to 4.8 mg / l or ppm). It is predominantly present as boric acid and, to a lesser extent, borate. It has several important biological functions and our results show that too low a concentration of boron could slow down the growth of corals and calcified weeds.
Borium also has a positive effect on NSW buffering. Particularly at a pH of 8.1 to 8.3.
In most aquariums, boron reduces slowly but gradually. In some aquariums, boron is present in a high concentration. This is due to the use of a poor quality salt with a very high boron concentration or by supplements with an increased boron concentration.
About Reef Boron
This addition does not contain any toxic boric acid compound (see above) but is converted to the desired boric acid gradually and mainly within 24 hours. This method has advantages. When added in high concentrations, it is well-absorbed in local areas that is too high. This could then cause a light but temporary toxic effect. This danger is prevented by our procedure.