BRS Bulk Calcium Chloride Aquarium Supplement

BRS Bulk Calcium Chloride Aquarium Supplement
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Quick Overview

Maintaining proper calcium levels helps achieve the essential balance of calcium and alkalinity in your tank. BRS Bulk Calcium Chloride is crystalline dihydrate and dissolves crystal clear and doesn't produce a lot of heat unlike the anhydrous pellets which are often mix cloudy and produce a significant amount of heat.


Bulk Reef Supply constantly strives to provide the best additives possible at the best price. BRS Bulk Calcium Chloride is produced using only the best pharmaceutical grade material available and meets strict BRS purity standards. For best results, use as part of the popular 2 Part Calcium and Alkalinity solution as well as a stand-alone calcium supplement.


Bromide, Ammonia and Phosphate Free


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  • Quick Overview

Maintaining proper calcium levels helps achieve the essential balance of calcium and alkalinity in your tank. BRS Bulk Calcium Chloride is crystalline dihydrate and dissolves crystal clear and doesn't produce a lot of heat unlike the anhydrous pellets which are often mix cloudy and produce a significant amount of heat.

Bulk Reef Supply constantly strives to provide the best additives possible at the best price. BRS Bulk Calcium Chloride is produced using only the best pharmaceutical grade material available and meets strict BRS purity standards. For best results, use as part of the popular 2 Part Calcium and Alkalinity solution as well as a stand-alone calcium supplement.

Bromide, Ammonia and Phosphate Free

See Mixing Instructions in Full Details

BRS Bulk Calcium Chloride Aquarium Supplement

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Once mixed is there a shelf life, or best if used by date on the calcium, alk, and mag supplements?
Question by: Joe on Apr 13, 2016 10:39:00 AM
Great question!
There is no shelf life as long as they are stored with lids and the water does not evaporate. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 13, 2016 3:26:00 PM
Hello, I did not see in my instructions how to mix 2-part calcium mix, so I mixed a gallon of calcium chloride (2.5 cups + water).

On the Reef Calculator for calcium, I only see 2 part solution, dry calcium, and alternative 2 part. I don't see an option for basic calcium chloride solution. Should I use the 2-part solution and use half for just calcium?
Question by: Barney on Jan 27, 2016 10:20:00 PM
Great question!
On the reef calculator you will use the 2 part calcium solution option. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Feb 4, 2016 3:40:00 PM
Would it be more accurate to measure by weight? If so, how many grams of each component of the 2-part would I need? Thanks
Question by: Luis Rosa on Apr 1, 2016 9:44:00 AM
Great question!
Ideally the measurement will be in dry cup opposed to weight, often humidity will effect the weight of the crystal and cause a difference. Feel free to let us know if you have any further questions!
Answer by: Connor (Admin) on Apr 1, 2016 10:36:00 AM
I have been using the BRS 2 part for years but have given some thought to trying the Red Sea calcium additive because it includes both strontium and barium. Is there a way I can add strontium and barium to BRS 2 part and if so how and at what ratio. I see Salifert has a test kit for strontium and KZ has a combined strontium and barium additive which might work because I don't see an available test kit for barium. Any chance BRS will offer a calcium 2 part additive which includes strontium and barium in the proper proportions in the future? Thanks!
Question by: Sean Rodrigues on May 30, 2017 11:23:00 PM
The addition of trace elements pre-mixed in the Red Sea supplements is one attractive feature and a reason why this system is a popular step up from the basic 2 part supplements. I'm afraid we don't have a recommended strontium/barium specific supplement we can recommend, but Fauna Marin does produce a trace element mix for adding to 2 part solutions, and this can be added to the BRS solutions.

Have a great day!
Answer by: Zack (Admin) on Jun 7, 2017 3:40:00 PM
It takes a month for my solution to be used up once mixed. But by the third week I notice that the Calcium solution becomes cloudy. And soda ash solution becomes yellow-ish. Is it safe to continue dosing once this occurs?
Bottles lids have 1/4 bulkheads and a pin hole.
Question by: Mauricio on May 11, 2017 11:29:00 AM
Hey there,
If you are experiencing discoloration or cloudiness in your solutions, this may indicate a minor amount of impurities present in your water you are using to mix the solutions. I would ensure that there is no way for the solution lines to contact your tank water and that the tank water cannot travel back through the lines to the dosing vessels. The discoloration you are seeing could also indicate that you should look into the filter maintenance for your RODI, but usually there is nothing to be concerned about as the high pH and concentration of soda ash will typically cause most impurities to precipitate out of solution, and the solutions themselves don't really go bad so long as they aren't contaminated.

Happy reefing!
Answer by: Zack (Admin) on May 14, 2017 3:57:00 PM
What is the alternative calcium solution listed on the calculator?
Question by: Mike on Jul 23, 2016 4:05:00 PM
Hi Mike,
Great question, and if you were to use sodium bicarbonate, and mixed your calcium to what we suggest when using sodium bicarbonate instead of soda ash, you will want to use the Alternative Calcium Solution. All in all, both are calcium chloride, and the only different is the alternative is about ½ the concentration and almost twice as much will need to be dosed to raise your calcium the same amount as the standard mixture. If you play with the numbers in the calculator, you should see that the alternative requires just about twice as much solution for the same PPM to be dosed.
Answer by: Charlie (Admin) on Jul 24, 2016 11:15:00 AM
I need some clarification on which option to choose when using the bulk reef supply calculator for calcium. On both the container that I have and also the directions posted on your website, it says that I should be choosing recipe 1 calcium solution in order to get the correct dosage. When I go to use the calculator the drop down menu displays three options: 2 part calcium solution, dry calcium chloride crystals, and alternative 2 part calcium solution for lower pH. Which one is the correct option for use of this product???
Question by: Alex on Jul 3, 2014 1:34:00 PM
Hi Alex,
Have you mixed the calcium up into a solution per the instructions on the bottle? If so, you would use the "recipe 1 calcium solution" option. If you have not mixed the calcium into a solution then you would select the option for dry calcium chloride crystals.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on Jul 3, 2014 1:34:00 PM
The suggested dosage for a fully saturated stock solution seems to 2.5 cups CaCl/gallon of RO/DI water, but what is the ppm of said solution once mixed?
Question by: Scott Warner on May 9, 2014 12:03:00 PM
Hi Scott,
The resulting solution comes out at about 37,000ppm.
Answer by: Bulk Reef Supply on May 9, 2014 12:03:00 PM

Full Details

Four Sizes Available:

Replacement Pouch - Makes 1 gallon of solution when mixed

1/2 Gallon - Makes 3.2 gallons of solution when mixed

1 Gallon - Makes 6.4 gallons of solution when mixed

5 Gallon - Makes 32 gallons of solution when mixed.

 

TO RAISE CALCIUM LEVELS

  1. Test current calcium level
  2. Use our Reef Calculator
  3. Input required information and select Recipe 1 Calcium Solution
  4. Follow calculator’s guidelines when adding to tank

    WHAT YOU WILL NEED

      • 1 Standard 8 oz. dry measuring cup
      • 1 Empty 1 gallon jug
      • 1 Funnel
      • 1 RO/DI or distilled water

    MIXING DIRECTIONS

    Add 2½ dry measuring cups of calcium chloride to a gallon jug and mix with RO/DI or distilled water to create a full gallon of solution.


    Recommended Starting Points for Daily Dosing

    Predominantly LPS and soft corals .1 mL per gallon
    A few hard SPS corals and clams .2 mL per gallon
    Numerous full sizes SPS colonies and clams .3 mL per gallon

    BulkReefSupply.com recommends maintaining calcium levels at 420ppm.

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  • Very good product. By Gary P on 7/18/2017

    Always mixes up good and keeps my calcium level good in my tank.
  • Good Stuff By G on 4/7/2017

    Been using it for about a year, Works great the cost difference between red sea and 2 part is a lot.
  • Calcium Boost By Shannon on 3/20/2017

    Great value for quality products as usual from BRS. Got my calcium up in no time.
  • Excellent Product and Value! By PDCCO on 2/11/2017

    Does exactly what it is meant to do. I use the Calcium with BRS Soda Ash & Magnesium supplements all dosed with pumps on interval timers. Maintains water chemistry nicely between water changes.

    I have been using the BRS supplements for many years, best products and best value you can find anywhere!
  • good product By Tony on 1/24/2017

    Works great no problem maintaining CA level, only problem is getting it all to dissolve
  • Great product By Steven on 12/13/2016

    Excellent source of calcium. Clean and pharmaceutical grade is always a plus.
  • Great product By Lloyd on 12/11/2016

    Great product and service! Shipped faster than expected . . . free too! I would definitely recommend BRS!
  • BRS bulk calcium chloride By Chuck on 10/7/2016

    I have always had good luck with BRS 2 part dosing.
  • Excellent By Jim on 5/29/2016

    Easy to mix without yellow residue of some other brand's bulk supplement
  • No Nonsense, Quality Calcium Supplement By Patrick on 4/23/2016

    This stuff is great. Quality, pure calcium supplement with free shipping? Done deal. I'm set on calcium dosing for a long, long time.

    NOTE: The sizing of these products can be a bit confusing (or at least it was to me), so let me clarify. The directions say to mix one cup of crystals (8 fl. oz) to one gallon of water. The "gallon" product above does NOT make only one gallon of solution. It is called the "gallon" because it contains 128oz of crystals. That works out to be 16 cups of crystals. Translation: the "gallon" product will actually make around 16 gallons of solution. Hope that helps!
  • best two part By Dave on 4/15/2016

    never trusted Dow flakes, or drive way melt, this is a good deal.
  • Works as advertised By S S56 on 3/1/2016

    I have come to find out that my calcium among other things was low in my instant ocean salt. I couldn't understand why the tank had low calcium until I tested my "fresh" saltwater. Now dosing with this and maintaining with BRS kalk my numbers are great and consistent.