View Full Version : Best amino acid supplement for corals?

07/21/2009, 07:48 PM
What u guys using?

07/21/2009, 10:10 PM
korallen zucht-de/ zeovit aahc

07/22/2009, 12:09 PM
I cannot compare to any other brands, but in the 6 weeks I have been using Brightwell Aquatics AA I have noticed a bit of increased coloration and PE.

07/22/2009, 03:02 PM
+1 on the Brightwell Coral Amino

Uncle Luke
07/22/2009, 07:42 PM

07/22/2009, 07:43 PM
Following the directions on brightwells you would be spending a TON of money trying to keep up with the dosing. I think the product works though.

I hear elos has the biggest bang for the buck.

07/22/2009, 07:46 PM

teo reef
07/23/2009, 07:10 AM
I use zeovit almost for a year and i noticed very nice colouration from the 3rd month. Some of my corals are still changing colours.
I would recomend using only thr 4 basics.

07/23/2009, 10:58 AM
I've been using Brightwell coral aminos. It's working ok, but I'm not seeing a lot of coloration changes. But also per the dosage, the bottle won't last long.

I'm also trying Pohl's Xtra to see if that helps the coloring.

I will try Zeovit AA after I use up Brightwell's. That seems to require less dosage. I guess it's more concentrated.

07/23/2009, 11:44 AM
Warner Marine

07/23/2009, 05:27 PM
So far I have used zeo, elos, brightwell and seachem. Mostly zeo.

Havent been able to tell any greater benefit in any one over any other, although I do see a benefit from using them and plan on continuing. I am on brightwell right now and have been using it for 3 months now

I honesty do not think it matters what brand which leads me to believe it is just a controlled method of adding nutrients and nothing else. Probably could find something super cheap to accomplish the same thing, although you wont see me trying different crap to find out as none of them are all that expensive if you break it down to daily costs/gallon, and whatever it is they do seems to work. It is the only snake oil I use

07/23/2009, 05:44 PM
Well i definitely think AA is helping my sps a lot with growth and health. Although I think flyyyguy is right about that all the AA products might essentially be the same ingredients, I think the dilution of each is different. After dosing less than a month on Brightwell AA, for my 150gal tank I'm already down 1/2 bottle. For 15 drops of what I dose in my tank a day of Brightwell, I will probably only dose 2 drops of Zeovit, so I think I will switch.

07/23/2009, 05:51 PM
Yeah I bet the brightwell works fine, but you would use a ton of it, like 5ml per 50g and the small container is like 50ml.

07/24/2009, 06:35 PM
Thanks for the help - how often are you guys dosing? daily?

07/24/2009, 07:23 PM
I have been using Polyp Lab for about 4 months and I am very happy with it. Its a little expensive for all of it but it lasts a long time, and I think it works great.

And I dose daily.

07/24/2009, 07:25 PM
only dose about 1/5 of the dosage for Brightwell Coral Amino

07/24/2009, 11:45 PM
Warner Marine aminos. Works good and it's cheap.

07/25/2009, 02:14 AM
Zeovit, one drop a day on my 50g.