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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?
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!
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.
USING SODIUM BICARBONATE
Maintain alkalinity as part of the popular 2 Part solution or as a stand-alone alkalinity additive.
WHAT YOU NEED
- Standard 8 oz. measuring cup
- Mixing Spoon
- Empty 1 gallon jug
- Clean 1 gallon bucket or bowl
- RO/DI or distilled
- 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.
great By bill on 5/25/2016bill would recommend this product to a friendeasy to mix, and apply with a doser ect.
Good for big increases By KerryF on 4/20/2016KerryF would recommend this product to a friendIf 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 3/6/2016Brett would recommend this product to a friendBRS 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 4/14/2015Ron C would recommend this product to a friendWorks Great and dissolves completely. Another great BRS product! and it doesn't raise the PH
Great Product! By Bobby on 1/20/2013Bobby would recommend this product to a friendIt does exactly what it's suppose to do at a good price.
Cheap and clean! By Casey on 10/30/2012Casey would recommend this product to a friendI 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 8/17/2012Gary would recommend this product to a friendWorks well, and great price.
GREAT PRODUCT By Tristan on 5/20/2012Tristan would recommend this product to a friendThis is a great product use it in amm of my aquariums
Why Waste Money on a Label? By Ricky on 5/12/2012Ricky would recommend this product to a friendGreat 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 5/6/2012Chicago Coral Banks would recommend this product to a friendGreat product. easy to use and works great with Calcium and Magnesium.
works very good By jmw on 4/1/2012jmw would recommend this product to a friendI have been using this for over a year ant it works great. Just add a dosing pump and life is good!
great product By Daniel on 3/27/2012Daniel would recommend this product to a friendThis is by far the best soda ash for raising my alklinity,its the only product that's had got my all, up to where it should be,great BRS stuff.