Modern Reef Polypop (PP) Guide

Our philosophy is to have as low products as possible to keep a colorful and thriving reef aquarium using a simple method. Therefore we have created two products with all the other required ingredients and components that can’t combine with the four canisters of RKS (Reef Keeping System). Complete Reef Food and Polypop contain the other ingredients and components needed to complete Akil’s proportional consumption reef-keeping system like some amino acids, micronutrients, fatty acids, vitamins, liquid reef food, solid reef food, etc. The dosage is calculated based on the RKS (Reef Keeping System) to avoid overdosing and keep a well-balanced proportional consumption reef keeping system. You will exactly provide what your system needs by proportion based on alkalinity (KH) and Calcium (Ca) daily consumption. Since the dosage will depend on alkalinity (KH) and Calcium (Ca) consumption, this will allow the precise dosage calculation required for the actual size and number of corals in a reef aquarium. Your reef aquarium won’t need any other 3rd product tagged for coloration, health, or growth of corals.

In this guide, you will find information, dosage, and dosing calculators for Complete Reef Food (CRF). For Polypop (PP) guide, please find it in our “guides section.”

Polypop (PP)

Designed especially for SPS polyp coloration, maximum extension, and coral pigmentation. Complementary product for Complete Reef Food and the proporcional consumtion reef keeping system. Hidden polyps will not color up! The pigmentation starts when polyps are significantly extended under good light for a certain period and other conditions are present. That is why we recommend Polypop to be dosed during the daytime when lights are on. This product will not only induce maximal polyp extensions but will also assist in pigmentation, especially on SPS coral polyps.

  • Boosts polyp coloration and extreme extension on SPS corals
  • Boosts pigment excitation on all corals in particular yellow and orange
  • Strengthens the coral immune system against pests and diseases
  • Induce multi-colour reflecting pigments on corals
  • Induce faster base creation on new Acropora frags
  • SPS corals get longer colored tips

Note: Make sure your nutrients are at least detectable, specially Po4 (@ +/- 0.03-0.04 mg/l), to take the most advantage of this product. If you have problems with polyp extensions, make sure you're not over polishing the water with ozone and active carbon, and light intensity and spectrum are appropriate. Polypop will work best with our Proportional Consumption Reef Keeping System (RKS).

Polypop (PP) with Modern Reef “Proportional Consumption RKS”

Polypop is primarily designed to be used with our "Proportional Consumption RKF" for best results as they complement each other in one method with Complete Reef Food.

Dosage
Shake vigorously! Start with 0.02 ml daily for every 1 ml of the Base CAL daily dosage. Increase gradually by 0.01 ml weekly. Stop at the max dosage of 0.08 ml or till you are satisfied. Preferably when lights are on.

The formula would be:
(Base CAL daily dosage) x 0.02 = PP daily dosage

PP with RKS calculator

Polypop with Modern Reef “Proportional Consumption RKS” and “ONE-4Reef”

If you are using the “Proportional Consumption RKF” with "ONE-4Reef" as a fixed dosage or saving mode, Polypop must be also used to complete the method.

Dosage
Shake vigorously! Start with 0.02 ml daily for every 1 ml of the total sum of Base CAL and ONE-4Reef daily dosage. Increase gradually by 0.01 ml weekly. Stop at the max dosage of 0.08 ml or till you are satisfied. Preferably when lights are on.

The formula would be:
[(Base CAL daily dosage) + (ONE-4Reef daily dosage)] x 0.02 = PP daily dosage

PP with RKS and One-4Reef calculator

Polypop with Modern Reef “ONE-4Reef”

Although the "ONE-4Reef" is not part of our proportional consumption reef-keeping system, it's a very similar formula but in organic form. Therefore, if you use "ONE-4Reef" alone as a base maintenance reef-keeping system, you can improve your reef aquarium with Polypop.

Dosage
Shake vigorously! Start with 0.02 ml daily for every 1 ml of ONE-4Reef daily dosage. Increase gradually by 0.01 ml weekly. Stop at the max dosage of 0.08 ml or till you are satisfied. Preferably when lights are on.

The formula would be:
(ONE-4Reef daily dosage) x 0.02 = PP daily dosage

PP with One-4Reef calculator

Polypop with other methods

Polypop can be used in reef aquariums with other basic reef-keeping methods like other Balling systems or calcium reactors. Results may not be as good as using it with our "RKS" system because they complement each other, but significant improvements, in general, can be achieved.

Dosage
Shake vigorously! Dose 0.15-0.20 ml per 100 liters for medium stocked reef aquariums or 0.30-0.40 ml per 100 liters for heavily stocked reef aquariums. Preferably when lights are on.

If you are using other methods of Balling (non-organic) and you know your product's carbonate hardness (dKH) concentration, use the calculator below.

PP with Other Balling Methods calculator