BRS Bulk Sodium Bicarbonate Aquarium Supplement

BRS Bulk Sodium Bicarbonate
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Sodium Bicarbonate is used alone or in combination with BRS Bulk Soda Ash (Sodium Carbonate) to maintain proper alkalinity of your tank. Bulk Reef Supply constantly strives to provide the best additives possible at the best price.


  • Most commonly used in occasional dosing or larger alkalinity adjustments.

  • Dissolves crystal clear.
  • Produced with the highest quality material available to the aquarium industry.
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  • Quick Overview

Sodium Bicarbonate is used alone or in combination with BRS Bulk Soda Ash (Sodium Carbonate) to maintain proper alkalinity of your tank. Bulk Reef Supply constantly strives to provide the best additives possible at the best price.

  • Most commonly used in occasional dosing or larger alkalinity adjustments.
  • Dissolves crystal clear.
  • Produced with the highest quality material available to the aquarium industry.
More

BRS Bulk Sodium Bicarbonate Aquarium Supplement

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I bought a large container of Sodium Bicarbonate by mistake, but decided to use it when my soda ash ran out. I have mixed four batches of top-off solution with the SB, and each time I cannot get the SB to dissolve. Most of the powder remains at the bottom of the bucket no matter how long or vigorously I mix it.

I use the following formula: 1 gal of RO/DI water and 15 oz of SB, which is the same ratio of water to SB given on your site.
I see on you site that it "Dissolves crystal clear".

So what am I doing wrong?

Thanks,
Question by: Miker on Mar 2, 2016 12:10:00 PM
Hey there!
It sounds as if you are adding a little too much of the sodium bicarbonate there should be 1 1/4" cup of bicarbonate dry mixed in with the rest filled up with RO/DI water. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Mar 2, 2016 4:57:00 PM
Hi,
What's difference Sodium carbonate ( Item # sku : 000225 ) and Soda Ash ( Item # sku : 000313 ) . When dose for my tank just one or both same timer.Thanks !
Tanh.
Question by: Tanh Nguyen on Nov 19, 2016 11:02:00 AM
Great question! Soda Ash and Sodium Bicarb are the same, in that either one can be used to effectively raise Alkalinity in your tank. The difference between them is that Soda Ash will have a pH boosting effect after dosing and the Sodium Bicarb will not. Based on your tank's pH needs, you can choose one or the other to dose your tank. :-)
Answer by: Randy (Admin) on Nov 19, 2016 11:16:00 AM
I did the same as another person asking a question i ordered the wrong stuff from what i normally use which is the soda ash. If i mix it as stated will the dosing amount be the same as i have set up now for the soda ash? Just want to make sure i don't over or under dose and send my alkalinity out of whack.
Question by: shad simmons on Jul 7, 2016 2:58:00 PM
Hi Shad,
If you follow the mixing directions for the Sodium Bicarbonate that is on the label, you will actually under-dose your tank. If you had a 10 gallon tank and wanted to move the alkalinity by 1 dKH, you would need 7.1 mL of Soda Ash, with Sodium Bicarbonate you would need 12.42 mL. If you know how much of the Soda Ash solution you dose on a daily basis, you could play with our dosing calculator to find the exact conversion, but we would still suggest testing your alkalinity for a few days to make sure everything is staying right where you want it.
Answer by: Charlie (Admin) on Jul 8, 2016 7:19:00 AM
My ph seems to rise too high with the soda ash buffer and I have been recently using sodium bicarbonate. By looking at the calculator it looks like I need 2x the amount of sodium bicarbonate compared to sodium carbonate to keep the same alkalinity level. Is this correct? I see this question has been addressed but wonder if there is a ratio. Or possibly use more powder in the mix. Is it possible to use both buffers together to raise alkalinity and have less of a ph impact?

Thanks for your input!
Question by: Jeremy Witte on Nov 29, 2016 10:26:00 AM
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USING SODIUM BICARBONATE


Maintain alkalinity as part of the popular 2 Part solution or as a stand-alone alkalinity additive.


WHAT YOU NEED

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

MIXING DIRECTIONS

  • Fill gallon jug 4/5 full with RO/DI or distilled water and pour into empty bucket/bowl.
  • While stirring water, add 1 level dry measuring cup and 4 tbsp of Sodium Bicarbonate.
  • Once dissolved, use funnel to transfer solution to gallon jug. Fill remainder of jug with water.
  • Label Sodium Bicarbonate - Alkalinity and let sit before use.

NOTE: Mixing the sodium bicarbonate directly in the jug is more difficult to dissolve and may result in clumps forming at the bottom. If clumps occur warm the jug in a sink of hot water and shake vigorously.

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  • good stuff By butch on 11/14/2016

    i use it in a drip mixes good and does the job
  • great By bill on 5/25/2016

    easy to mix, and apply with a doser ect.
  • Good for big increases By KerryF on 4/20/2016

    If your Alk is low and you need to raise up rather than maintain it, use this rather than soda ash.
    I used this in my saltwater mixing/storage tank that had precipitated down to 7.1 dkh. This raised the alk nicely to 9.0 with no change in PH.
  • Great Product By Brett on 3/6/2016

    BRS bulk supplements are absolutely wonderful. I use this one to counteract the PH raising of the sodium carbonate supplement
  • Great Stuff! By Ron C on 4/14/2015

    Works Great and dissolves completely. Another great BRS product! and it doesn't raise the PH
  • Great Product! By Bobby on 1/20/2013

    It does exactly what it's suppose to do at a good price.
  • Cheap and clean! By Casey on 10/30/2012

    I use the sodium bicarbonate opposed to sodium carbonate because it has a lower pH. I dose a lot of Ca(OH)2, so this product increases alkalinity, and stops the pH from increasing too much. Cheapest source of alkalinity out there!
  • Excellent Price/Product. By Gary on 8/17/2012

    Works well, and great price.
  • GREAT PRODUCT By Tristan on 5/20/2012

    This is a great product use it in amm of my aquariums
  • Why Waste Money on a Label? By Ricky on 5/12/2012

    Great product .... replaced my name-brand bicarbonate with this... easily 1/3-1/2 the price if not better .... you would be foolish not to make the switch. Why just spend money on a big brand when BRS products are all you need and then some for a fraction of the price.
  • Sodium Bicarbonate By Chicago Coral Banks on 5/6/2012

    Great product. easy to use and works great with Calcium and Magnesium.
  • works very good By jmw on 4/1/2012

    I have been using this for over a year ant it works great. Just add a dosing pump and life is good!