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The multiparameter photometer and Royal Nature’s products


The colorful booth of Royal Nature at the Interzoo 2022

This Israeli company couldn’t miss the Interzoo 2022! Royal Nature is famous for its well-balanced salt, well appreciated even here in Italy, and for its complete line of reef products.

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Royal Nature presented itself in a riot of colors and a beautiful anemone as a wallpaper on the enormous lithographs of the brand.

As always, we had a talk with the sales managers and, naturally, we weren’t disappointed.

Royal Nature’s booth at the Interzoo 2022 in our video

Before you go on, we leave you to our video so that you can see the booth not only in picture. Clicking on the link you’ll be directly sent to the part about Royal Nature, but you can also watch the rest. The video is in Italian, you only have to turn the English subs on! Enjoy!

Natural salt in three versions

One of the most famous products exported by Royal Nature is its own marine salt.

Many aquarists during the years have successfully relied on Royal Nature to prepare the water, the essential element for every tank. The peculiarity of this salt is that it’s produced esclusively through the evaporation of Red Sea’s water.

That’s why the salt is extremely natural and can reproduce accurately the chemical composition of the waters of some of the most famous and rich reefs in the world. Moreover, the company declares that since the salt is harvested naturally, it remains inoculated with living bacteria, so that it has a natural probiotic effect. Then Royal Nature corrects the content with some trace elements characterizing the salt in three categories.

The first two are part of the Advanced Pro Formula now well known to many users.

Advanced Pro Formula for fish and soft corals is sold in a package with an almost white lable with a descriptive writing “FOR FISH & SOFT CORALS“; Advanced Pro Formula for hard corlas has a light blue lable and it’s written “FOR CORAL REEFS” on.

Royal Nature proposes the Advanced Pro Formula salt for fish and soft corals and another for hard reefs corals
Royal Nature proposes the Advanced Pro Formula salt for fish and soft corals and another for hard reefs corals

The last arrived is the Royal Nature Ion Balanced Pro Reef Salt, that is presented as an extremely balanced salt and it’s suggested for every reef, even the ones with particularly delicate animals.

The productive process of this salt is more or less the same of the others. The sea water is drawn off and evaporated until the the salt is dry. Then the product is enriched with macro and micro elements with a special formulation that balances ions and guarantees uniformity.

Royal Nature declares that Ion Balanced Pro is ready to be immersed in tank just after 30 minutes from the beginning of mixing, as a testimony that it’s not aggressive towards the animals.

Both the sals are now available in this brand new package of 20 Kg, as well as the classic buckets of 10 e 23 Kg. Royal Nature also has a format for sellers, in a 25 Kg bucket.

The RoyaLab photometer

Royal Nature presented some months ago, its own analysis apparatus to do multiparameters tests. Then they bring it to the Interzoo 2022 to show to aquarium enthusiasts. The name RoyaLab suggests this device to be a portable testing lab for every user.

The multiparameter spectrophotometer RoyaLab

RoyaLab is really small, it fits the palm of a hand.

Don’t let us be fooled by the playfool chassis and the bright colors, in line with the corporate style. Royalab can totally do extremely precise spectrophotometers analysis on a lot of parameters.

It has an algorithm of auto-calibration that allows the use without any other periodic maintenance: this photometer is used with one button only.

The results will appear on the display on the front and, as declared, they can be subject of a maximum error of 1%.

The practical suitcase contains all the necessary reagents to do the tests, syringes, gloves, cuvettes and other useful tools.

La valigetta con i reagenti e tutto il necessario per la misurazione
The suitcase with the reagents and all that’s necessary to do the measurements

The measurable parameters are the 8 listed here below with the related ranges:

  • Calcium from 200 to 470 ppm (parts per million);
  • Magnesium from 900 to 1600 ppm;
  • Phosphates from 0 to 3 ppm;
  • Nitrates from 0 to 110 ppm;
  • pH from 7.5 to 8.6
  • Iodine from 0 to 100 ppb (parts per billion);
  • Alkalinity from 6 to 15 dKh;
  • Copper from 0 to 1 ppm

Other test

Royal Nature, however, didn’t abandon other test methods.

If some of you want a more classic approach are still available the test kits from the Royal Nature Professional Test series. To the parameters already mentioned there are also Ammonia and Nitrites tests, the only two not included in RoyaLab.

Balling and buffer products

Royal Nature also proposed its own buffer and supplements line to cover all the supplement sector.

In this line there are products designed for the balling method and a series of other supplements both in dust and liquid form. In the handy package of 5 liters there are products like Royal Kh/Alkalinity Buffer, Royal Magnesium and Royal Calcium + Stronzium, specific for balling. Otherwise, if you have a less demanding tank in terms of consumption you can choose the 1 liter package.

You can find the same trio even in the dust version to prepare ad we please with the addition of RO. In this case there are three packages available: Royal Sodium Bicarbonate (for Kh), Royal Magnesium Chloride and Royal Calcium Chloride in two packages of 1Kg and 4Kg.

Carbonates, Calcium and Magnesium buffers in 1Kg package
Carbonates, Calcium and Magnesium buffers in 1Kg package

Always among the supplements, specifically designed to exalt coral colors, we can find:

Royal Potassium / Boron, Royal Iodine / Bromine / Fluoride and a great bottle with trace lements and Iron called Royal Light Metal Blend. These boosters, only available in liquid form, are sold in 500ml and 100ml and are the natural complement for balling Royal Nature. In fact, you can directly add them to Calcium and Carbonates, and completing by so the system.

Royal Nature supplements in the big and small version
Royal Nature supplements in the big and small version

Artificial rocks

Can’t be missed Royal Nature artificial rocks, white and violet, that simulate the presence of coralline algae. They’re sold in 10 Kg boxes with various shapes and sizes, that should be enough to set up a tank between 100 and 200 liters. The main characteristics of these rocks are the high porousness and the complete absence of algae and invasive animals, as well as of nutrients or toxic elements.

One of Royal Nature's artificial rocks at Interzoo 2022
One of Royal Nature’s artificial rocks at Interzoo 2022

Bacteria and other products

Let’s conclude this review by showing you the phosphate and nitrate media remover. Royal Phospate Remover and Royal Nitrate Remover are available in packages of 1 liter or 500 ml. The same sizes are for Royal Nature bacteria, but you can also purchase bacteria in gel, that have a slower release then the ones in liquid form.

Royal Bacto and phosphate and nitrate media remover
Royal Bacto and phosphate and nitrate media remover

Royal Golden Bacteria Balls are the perfect solution for who wants a costant realease of bacteria over time, like, for example, already started tanks that have to make a maintenance.

The best way to dose this kind of bacteria is to maintain the gel balls inside a container in a place with a good current flow. For this we are helped by Royal Golden Bacteria Balls Dispenser, a small and useful container that allowes the spheres to have just the right amount of water flow without getting scattered around the the tank.

Royal Golden Bacteria Balls Dispenser, the small filter to contain gel spheres
Royal Golden Bacteria Balls Dispenser, the small filter to contain gel spheres

References

As usual, we leave you the link of the official homepage of Royal Nature. We also invite you to read our Editorial on the exhibition, also to check out the articles of the booths we visited that we’re releasing day by day, or to watch our videodocumentary about this edition of the Interzoo 2022.

The multiparameter photometer and Royal Nature's products at the Interzoo 2022
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