Clarifiers

Clarifi-SW: 250 ML

Overview

  • Flocculant for improving water clarity in marine aquaria; helps eliminate cloudy water.
  • Binds particulate material suspended in aquarium water, enabling removal from the
    system by means of mechanical filtration and protein skimming.
  • Specifically formulated for use in marine aquaria; not to be used in freshwater aquaria.
  • Safe for use with all manner of marine invertebrates, fishes, and macroalgae.
  • For complete information, click the ‘Technical’ button at the top right. 

Technical Background

Poor water clarity can be caused by a number of types of suspended particulate material, which may themselves be caused by excessive nutrient concentrations, digging/burrowing/feeding activities of fishes and/or motile invertebrates, excessive water flow directed at fine-particulate sediment, etc. Clarifī-SW clears cloudy water by utilizing the weak electrical charges of water-borne particles as a means of binding them; the resultant relatively-large (and heavy) particles are then: trapped by mechanical filtration, exported by protein skimming, and/or fall out of the water column onto the aquarium bottom, where they can be siphoned out of the system, if desired, by the aquarist. Clarifī-SW is a useful tool to immediately improve clarity in aquaria on public display.
While Clarifī-SW offers a rapid solution to water cloudiness, it should not be seen as an alternative to long-term proper and sensible aquarium husbandry. If conditions within the aquarium system encourage chronic events of water cloudiness, then it will become necessary to determine, and subsequently address, the cause(s). Oftentimes, the use of an effective and well-maintained protein skimmer will help control water cloudiness; additionally, feeding aquarium inhabitants sensibly, limiting the use of organic-based supplements and additives, use of a high-quality synthetic aquarium salt blend, regular testing of important water parameters with accurate kits and/or meters, and performing water changes/replacing evaporation with purified water are all important aspects of marine aquarium husbandry.

 Instructions:

Shake bottle prior to use. Do not “free pour” into aquarium, which may result in excessive, persistent cloudiness.

Reoccurrence of cloudy water after Clarifī-SW has been employed to satisfactorily clarify water is an indication that issues referred to in Technical Background (opposite panel) may need to be addressed. The long-term successful care of aquaria relies upon the employment of sound husbandry principles. Clarifī-SW is not formulated to remedy water discoloration (e.g. “yellow” tint) caused by dissolved organic material; instead, employ activated carbon (e.g. Brightwell Aquatics Carbonīt-P) and/or macroadsorptive resin (e.g. Brightwell Aquatics OrganītR) for this purpose.
Caution: Do not use in freshwater aquaria. Keep out of reach of children. Not for human consumption.

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