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works great By Theodore on 2/17/2014Theodore would recommend this product to a friendi have been using this stuff since the beginning. calcium and alkalinity always in range, corals happy that's all that matters
keeps tank balanced By james on 12/4/2013james would recommend this product to a friendez to use i have a 125 gallon reef tank and don't need much to balance tank .
Awsome stuff By Fishaddict on 9/17/2013Fishaddict would recommend this product to a friendI have been using this for about 6 months and all my corals are growing rediculously fast. Great stuff!
Best two part for Nano systems By Dip on 8/23/2013Dip would recommend this product to a friendI have been using this two part additive for my nano reef for almost a year now and I won't be using any other two part additive as long as I have a tank smaller than 100g. This is best two part which is easy to mix and use.
+1 ESV By Joseph on 12/22/2012Joseph would recommend this product to a friendBeen using for years and have been very happy with the product. Fast, easy and cheap, great 2 part!
THE ONLY TWO PART YOU NEED By Heriberto on 11/27/2012Heriberto would recommend this product to a friendI started using this brand recommended by my local marine fish store. I bought it there for 20 dollars more than if I would have bought it on BRS. so far I have order this twice. Great product. I also bought BRS two part, seems to last more than this, but if you have a smaller thank it's easier to get this.
Great product! By taylor on 10/28/2012taylor would recommend this product to a friendI have been using this for a year. It works great in my sps tank. Great price and lasts forever.
The Best By Simon on 8/11/2012Simon would recommend this product to a friendi love this product wouldnt go without it, a must have for an aquarium i would say?
Great, simple 2-part buffer system By Brian on 5/28/2012Brian would recommend this product to a friendSwitched to this product several months ago and it has been maintaining proper calcium & alkalinity at close to the recommended dose. It isn't noted on BRS's description, but It also adds other major, minor, and trace elements.
Standard in industry By Geoffrey on 5/8/2012Geoffrey would recommend this product to a friendThe B-Ionic is standard in the industry because of its quality and effectiveness. Even with routine water changes, B-Ionic is necessary for the best water chemistry.
great two part mix By Daniel on 3/27/2012Daniel would recommend this product to a friendI been using this brand since I started years ago,esv is truly the original to two part mixes. Still prefer this kit
works as advertised By brian on 3/24/2012brian would recommend this product to a friendthis is a great product that allows you to maintain calcium and alkalinity easily but it is better suited for smaller aquariums. i have currantly been using this product on my 75 but plan on switching to brs two part as it is more cost effective. if you have a nano you wont be dissapointed
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Previously Asked Questions
by David on May 15, 2014, @12:28 AM
I'm looking for something other than 2 part that you could use to raise you Calcium, Alkalinity, and Magnesium. Then use 2 part along with Kalkwasser to maintain them. Or am I all off base with my thinking? Thanks.
Bulk Reef Supply Hey David,
Two part really is what you would use to do the adjusting, then use kalk to maintain the levels (and keep the two part on hand for occasional adjustment). This is because its about the only method that lets you individually adjust each parameter independently of the other.
To be entirely honest I can't think of any reason to not do it the normal way but if there is something unique or I am missing something let us know and we will help you figure out the best plan of action for you. You might be interested in this kit as well, it has all of the individual solutions as well as the kalk to get you starter. It should be back in stock in the next few days.
ESV B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System – 1 Gallon Package
- Component No. 1 Alkalinity 1 Gallon
- Component No. 2 Calcium 1 Gallon
ESV B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System - 64 oz Package
- Component No. 1 Alkalinity 32 oz.
- Component No. 2 Calcium 32 oz.
ESV B-Ionic Calcium Buffer System – 32 oz Package
- Component No. 1 Alkalinity 16 oz.
- Component No. 2 Calcium 16 oz.
Recommended starting dose is 1 mL of each component per 4 gallons of aquarium capacity per day.
With use, can help restore ions lost from protein skimming and help maintain the ionic balance of the aquarium water.
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