250 ml, 500 ml, 2 L, 20 L
• Highly-concentrated vitamin-C solution.
• Buffered; will not impact pH when used as directed.
• Stronger than competing products.
• Vitamin-C is associated with improved tissue growth and with aiding
the immune system.
• Intended to provide benefits to all aquarium inhabitants.
• Well-suited to use in coral propagation.
• Requires no refrigeration.
• Composed of purified water and ultra-high purity ingredients.
• Formulated by a marine scientist.
The benefits of vitamin-C to aquatic organisms are largely related to
improved tissue growth, particularly after recently-sustained injury or
illness. Corals and their allies, in particular, have been observed to
benefit tremendously from regular controlled dosage of vitamin-C by
increasing their rate of soft tissue growth; this aspect is of
particular interest to hobbyists and researchers involved with coral
propagation, in which coral tissue is damaged during the process of
splitting colonies and/or individual polyps. Grow-out systems regularly
dosed with vitamin-C also tend to have improved growth rates when
compared to control systems with identical environmental conditions.
These benefits are believed to be a result of the positive impact that
vitamin-C has on the immune system; this benefit translates to fishes
as well as to the remainder of invertebrates maintained in marine
Vitamins are compounds required in minute concentrations for vital
metabolic reactions; the amounts of vitamins required for a given
species varies. Short-term vitamin deficiencies can typically be
tolerated by most organisms, however long-term deficiencies tend to
result in abnormalities, poor health, and eventually even death of the
specimen. Conversely, if severely overdosed, ingested vitamins can have
a negative impact on a specimen by way of toxicity, though the impact
is unlikely to be permanent. Decreasing the vitamin dosage typically
results in full recovery of the affected specimen. For these reasons,
it is recommended that Vîtamarin-C be utilized either as a means of
delivering vitamins to aquarium inhabitants through food or by direct
addition to the water, but not both except as noted on opposite panel
when using with organisms that have sustained tissue damage.
Vîtamarin-C 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.
Instructions and Guidelines
If using to fortify food (recommended): Place food in a clean container
such as a small bowl or cup and add only enough Vîtamarin-C to
saturate. Allow at least 5 minutes to elapse before feeding, enabling
adequate time for the vitamins to become thoroughly absorbed by the
food. Liquid food suspensions may be fortified by adding 1 ml
(approximately 8 drops) Vîtamarin-C per 10 ml of food suspension; stir
to mix and allow 5 minutes to elapse before feeding. Maximum benefit of
any liquid food suspension is achieved when the food is target-fed to
the intended organisms rather than poured into a stream of water and
allowed to disperse randomly throughout the aquarium.
If adding directly to aquarium water: Begin by adding 2 ml
(approximately 16 drops) of Vîtamarin-C per 20 US-gallons of water
weekly for the first four weeks of use; this corresponds to adding
approximately 2 drops per 20 US-gallons each day. Then, gradually
increase the weekly dosage to 4 ml per 20 US-gallons over the following
four weeks and maintain this dosage. [Note: if using Vîtamarin-C in
conjunction with Brightwell Aquatics Vîtamarin-M, decrease dosages by
50%.] Starting at a low dosage will not cause any harm to the
livestock, and will enable you to notice subtle changes in the
appearance of the system that indicate the effectiveness and need for
Note that doubling the dosage of Vîtamarin-C is acceptable when
fortifying food meant for organisms appearing to be in poor health,
including fishes and invertebrates. Maintain the increased dosage only
as long as is deemed necessary, and observe water quality carefully at
all times, making adjustments as needed. No medicinal claims are made
for Vîtamarin-C, however vitamin-C has been consistently observed to
have a positive impact on immune systems, in general.
Caution: Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption.
Ascorbic acid (C) (min): 1,500 mg/oz.
Purified water, Ascorbic acid, Buffering agents.