Carbo Calcium by Tropic Marin is a new additive which packs an incomprehensible concentration of both calcium and carbonate buffer. Coming from the makers of the classic and iconic Turbo-Calcium, Tropic Marin has developed this new solution to consist of 40,000 milligrams and 5,600°KH in every liter!
But if you’re interested in product even more concentrated Tropic Marin also offers Carbo-Calcium as a powder that you can dissolve into solution yourself. The mixture includes a blend of organic carbonate salts and has no impact on pH and will upset the ionic balance or chlorinity of aquarium chemistry much less than typical two or three part solutions.
It’s hard to know whether we should be more shocked to see both calcium and carbonate in a single truly dissolved solution or that it is so incredibly concentrated. But one thing is for sure, if Carbo-Calcium works as advertised, and we have every reason to believe it does, this additive will be one of the most useful ever offered to the reef aquarium hobby.