Begin your Coral Essentials Journey

One of the most common questions we receive at Coral Essentials is, “How do I start using the Coral Essentials marine aquarium supplements range?”. It’s simple to answer, and simple to follow, just like the rest of our advice here at Coral Essentials. However it is one question we feel needs to be answered well to ensure your experience with our products is the absolute best it can be.

The primary products for all marine tank maintenance is Calcium, Alk and Mag, this is the foundation of supplementation.  We recommend the bluetang dosing salts in the UK and Europe however you are free to use whatever you feel best covers this step.  A calcium reactor could also cover this step.

The following 3 products are the first step in Coral Essentials marine aquarium care and is where we advise most aquarists to start their journey with us. It includes Coral Essentials Trace Elements A, B and C.  You can mix these traces in with your primary dosing solutions (we provide a premixed option called Coral Essentials Calcium and Carbonate + Trace or you can mix with the bluetang dosing salts) or you can simply add the required drops a day directly to your tank for full control.

The second step is feeding with Coral Essentials Power Amino and Power Gro. These products form the basis of water quality maintenance for enhanced growth, colour and vitality.

Nutrient Control

It is an often overlooked requirement but maintaining a self sufficient biological process for the production of nitrifying bacteria is vitally important. So Step 3 is using Coral Power Bacteria Food as it aids in the reduction of Nitrates and used in conjunction with Coral Power Bio Clean helps reduce organic waste.

Coral Power Bacteria Food
Coral Power Bio Clean

Boron and Bromide!

The next step, Step 4, is to maintain Boron and Bromide levels:

Coral Power Boron
Coral Power Bromide

Black Label

At the advanced level there are two paths. One is to push your tank to limits of colouration, vibrancy growth and feeding that you never thought possible with the use of our Black Label “+” range, Chroma+, Vibrance+ and Energy+. These products offer everyone from beginner to advanced enthusiast a way to improve all aspects of your tank. We believe it is the Ultimate Step, Step 5.

Coral Essentials Black Label Chroma+, Energy+, Vibrance+


Also you may need to maintain or increase levels of individual  elements as you determine is required. These elements are only used if you have deficiencies that need supplementation above the use of our Trace elements range or you are after specific colour enhancements. The final step or the Tweaking Step:

Coral Power Iron
Coral Power Iodine
Coral Power Reef KI3
Coral Power Fluoride
Coral Power Potassium

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