BRS Bulk Soda Ash (Sodium Carbonate) Aquarium Supplement

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Soda Ash (Sodium Carbonate) is used alone or in combination with BRS Bulk Sodium Bicarbonate to maintain proper alkalinity and raise the pH of your tank. Most commonly used in the 2 Part daily dosing system  in conjunction with BRS Bulk Calcium Chloride to maintain proper calcium and alkalinity levels on a daily basis. Dissolves crystal clear and meets strict BRS quality standards.


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Soda Ash (Sodium Carbonate) is used alone or in combination with BRS Bulk Sodium Bicarbonate to maintain proper alkalinity and raise the pH of your tank. Most commonly used in the 2 Part daily dosing system  in conjunction with BRS Bulk Calcium Chloride to maintain proper calcium and alkalinity levels on a daily basis. Dissolves crystal clear and meets strict BRS quality standards.

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BRS Bulk Soda Ash (Sodium Carbonate) Aquarium Supplement

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How many gallons of final product do you get from a one gallon size container? Is the suggested mix of two cups per gallon the max that will dissolve, or just the ideal amount? Can you mix it stronger if you want to change the ratio of alk to calc using a dual dosser with a single control for both?
Question by: Frank on Dec 10, 2013 3:54:00 AM
Hi Frank,
There is 16 cups in a gallon, so if you follow the recipe of 2 cups per gallon of solution it will make 8 gallons of solution.

The 2 cups is both near the maximums solubility and easy unit of measurement to measure. it it will match the dosage for calcium. If you alter the recipe its no longer going to conform to the calculator and the dosage will no longer match up with the calcium. You don't want to alter the ratio of calcium to alkalinity because corals always consume them in a fixed ratio that is the same ratio the solutions are mixed to (so if you mix them up correctly, you should always be dosing matched amounts of calcium and alkalinity solutions).

At the current recipe you could do as you say, control both on the same timer (because the dosages would be matched), if you alter the recipe or solutions that would no longer be possible.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Dec 10, 2013 3:54:00 AM
do i need both sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate to dose for ALK?
Question by: Jose on Nov 13, 2013 1:17:00 AM
Hey Jose,
Just one or the other will do the trick as they both accomplish the same thing. The difference is that sodium bicarbonate will have a very slight pH lowering effect and sodium carbonate will have a small ph raising effect. If your pH is less then 8.4 normally, most folks go with the soda ash (sodium carbonate).
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Nov 13, 2013 1:17:00 AM
I notice in some video you mentioned for alkalinity mixture you can use soda ash, our sodium carbonate, or combination.
I have been using sodium carbonate for years and have had good results. Is there any advantage of the one of the three choice I have seen and if so what might they be. I have used pure baking soda. However with one of your great dosing pumps I do have to or I do shake the container often is it necessary to do so . Thanks Ron
Question by: Ron Sorenson on Jan 26, 2016 3:17:00 PM
Great question!
The Soda ash (sodium carbonate) Will have a increasing impact on pH in the aquarium. Sodium Bicarbonate will have a slight lowering effect on the tanks pH. This is the main benefit between the two! Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 3, 2016 2:50:00 PM
What is the concentration when mixed as recommended?
Question by: Wes on Feb 23, 2016 5:27:00 PM
Hey there!
For concentration the solution is completely saturated. Overall the concentration of DKH in the liquid of solution in a 1 gallon jug of 2 part solution will state a DKH around 6100 however this is found by entering 1 gallon as water volume and adding in dry crystals until 2 cups is reached in the full amount. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 23, 2016 6:28:00 PM
Im currently dosing ESV two part and would like to switch to the soda ash for my alkalinity as my ph is a little low. Is there any issue continuing to use the esv calcium along with the soda ash? I have a ton of ESV calcium and dont really need to but the brs portion now.
Question by: Chris on Apr 7, 2016 12:01:00 PM
Great question!
You certainly can use our soda ash solution while using ESV calcium. By following the instructions on our reefing calculator to find the proper amount of BRS alkalinity solution you can simply begin dosing BRS alkalinity. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 7, 2016 10:29:00 PM
2 level dry measuring cups of soda ash is equivalent 2oz ?
Question by: Pham Anh Tuan on Jul 12, 2014 10:04:00 AM
Hi there,

There is 8 fluid ounces in a standard household measuring cup, so two cups would be equivalent to 16 fluid ounces. This would also be equivalent to about 473mL.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jul 12, 2014 10:04:00 AM

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Soda Ash (Sodium Carbonate) is used alone or in combination with BRS Bulk Sodium Bicarbonate to maintain proper alkalinity and raise the pH of your tank. Most commonly used in the 2 Part daily dosing system  in conjunction with BRS Bulk Calcium Chloride to maintain proper calcium and alkalinity levels on a daily basis. Dissolves crystal clear and meets strict BRS quality standards.


WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO MIX SODA ASH

  1. 1 Standard 8 oz. dry measuring cup
  2. 1 Mixing spoon
  3. 1 Funnel
  4. 1 Empty 1 gallon jug
  5. 1 Clean 1 gallon bucket or bowl
  6. 1 RO/DI or distilled water

MIXING DIRECTIONS FOR 2 PART

  • Fill gallon jug 5/6 full with RO/DI or distilled water and pour into empty bucket/bowl.
  • While stirring water, add 2 level dry measuring cups of soda ash.
  • Once dissolved, use funnel to transfer solution to gallon jug.
  • Label Alkalinity and let sit before use.

NOTE: If you have difficulty dissolving alkalinity solution float the jug in a sink of hot water and shake vigorously. Alternatively, you can mix the solution in a large open top container to allow for stirring the solution.

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  • best two part By Dave on 4/15/2016

    Maintains higher PH than B-ionic for my tank, and much cheaper.
  • Simple way to manage alkalinity By Eric on 3/24/2016

    Easy to mix and dose and keeps my alk where I want it.
  • Soda By Sal on 2/15/2016

    Excellent product highly recommend it.
  • Great Alk By Jason on 1/1/2016

    Been using this for 3 years and it is the only Alk supplement I will ever use. Very consistent and mixes clear in minutes. Great product and corals grow like weeds.
  • Great produce By Rajkumar on 11/20/2015

    High Quality product, dissolves crystal clear with out leaving and residue. I saw noticeable growth in my SPS coral and coraline algae after I started doing BRS 2-part with in a month.
  • Highest quality By Ken on 9/16/2015

    It's clean and pure. Predicable. Dissolves quickly and stays crystal clear even if allowed to set for weeks. And that's something you don't get with other brands.
  • Great Product with a Great Price By DAVID on 9/13/2015

    I have used some many other products but nothing has work as great as BRS soda ash which has kept the ALK where I want it. My ALK is a stable 10.3.
  • Great product By Khamann on 8/11/2015

    Cheaper, easy way to maintain alk. With the reef calculator it's extremely accurate.
  • Pefect By Randy on 8/10/2015

    Is cheap and easy to do. It does what its suppose to do and there is no need to test another brand out. This product Rocks!
  • Great 2 part By Sal on 7/28/2015

    I have been using it for years and works great for me.
  • My coral love it By Sean on 7/27/2015

    This soda ash desolved much better than drs foster, soda as can be a pain to mix, this mixed faster and cleaner than others ive tried
  • Definitely a fan By Damon on 6/10/2015

    This dissolves in the water very well. Easy to mix. Had to mark the jug appropriately for 4/5 gallon which is a strange amount... but still easy. Nice product.

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