Additive Videos

All the videos you will ever need about additives, supplements and maintaining reef tank water chemistry. Learn how to dose and mix your own two part solution using BRS Bulk Pharma, add minor and trace elements, use a dosing pump, the Triton Method, Korallen Zucht, Zeovit and more.
  1. Top BRS Bulk Pharma Mistakes

    How to Get BRS 2 Part Dosing Right in Your Reef Tank Including Trace Elements. Avoid These Pitfalls!

    Bulk additives are what started it all for us here at BRS and today we give up all of our secrets for getting the best results using our BRS Bulk Pharma additives.
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  2. Top Triton Method Mistakes

    Triton Method Reefing Mistakes. Simple Reef Tank Dosing Explained Through Our Own Fails!

    Our hosts take the confusion out of the Triton Method and show you how easy it is to take advantage of the most comprehensive water chemistry and supplementation method on the market.
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  3. Top Brightwell Aquatics Mistakes

    Lessons We've Learned Using Brightwell Aquatics Tools on Our Reef Tanks. Top 10 Ways We Use Them

    Get the inside scoop on using the best products from Brightwell Aquatics. Not only do we share some of our favorites but also give you a handful of insider tips so you don't have to learn the hard way!
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  4. Top 20 Trace Elements Mistakes

    Trace elements in your reef tank. Are you doing it right? Top 20 Trace Element mistakes to consider

    Increase growth, color, and vitality by learning how to manage trace elements in your reef tank.
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  5. Master Your Two Part Dosing With a Neptune Systems Apex

    How to Make 2-Part Dosing Your Reef Tank Smarter, Safer and More Reliable | Neptune Apex Setup Guide

    Randy shows you how to arm your Apex to protect your tank from some of the most common failures associated with two-part dosing.
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  6. BRS Pharma Balling Method Bulk Total Package - Bulk Reef Supply

    It’s finally here. Trace elements for your BRS Bulk 2-Part : The BRS / Tropic Marin Hybrid Balling

    Mix our famous BRS Bulk Pharma 2 Part with Tropic Marin Trace Elements to create the most affordable ionically-balanced supplementation system. Ryan shows you how to do it and also talks about why this hybrid "balling method" is one of the best options for supplementing your tank.
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  7. 2-part dosing your reef tank. What does it actually cost each month? - BRStv Investigates

    2-part dosing your reef tank. What does it actually cost each month? - BRStv Investigates

    There are plenty of calcium and alkalinity additives for reef tank dosing and we calculated how much they really cost to maintain a reef tank and discuss what kind of benefits you gain from the more expensive options. The annual cost of the various 1-4 part dosing additives we tested range from as low as $43 annually up to $807. That is a huge range and knowing what to expect and what you will get out of the chosen additives will help you make the best choice for your reef. The Experiment 1 to 4 part dosing is the most common method of supplementing calcium and alkalinity in a reef tank. We chose the most popular brands and compared the costs when used to sustain a reef with typical consumption rates of 1dKH of alkalinity and 7ppm of Calcium per day, in a 100 gallon tank. For instances in which both a liquid and powder version is offered, we calculated the costs of both. •BRS Pharma Calcium and Alkalinity Bulk 7lb Resealable Bags

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  8. Triton Method Reef Tanks - Eliminating water changes in your saltwater aquarium - BRStv Reef FAQs

    Triton Method Reef Tanks - Eliminating water changes in your saltwater aquarium - BRStv Reef FAQs

    Keeping a healthy reef tank with regular water changes creates a significant demand for your personal time. Add in water testing, dosing and filter maintenance and your reef tank can quickly turn into a dreaded chore. The facts are, most aquariums depend on water changes to survive and nobody likes hauling around heavy buckets of water to perform them. In fact, outside of failing equipment, the number one cause of tank failure is the lack of necessary routine maintenance because of the burden and demand for time. The Triton Method of reefkeeping makes it possible reduce your tanks reliance on water changes and, therefore, the demand on your personal time. We can confidently say this is possible because of what we learned through the BRS160 video series in which we used the Triton Method to drastically reduce the tanks dependance on water changes. How The Triton Method works Water changes are necessary to prevent the toxic build

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  9. Are some calcium reactor media types more potent than others? - BRStv Investigates

    Are some calcium reactor media types more potent than others? - BRStv Investigates

    Although there is a relatively small selection of popular calcium reactor media, people still ask which one is the best? Trying to truly define the “BEST” is difficult because it can be subjective based on an individual’s needs and preferences. So when it comes to choosing calcium reactor media, the decision could be made on lowest cost, size options, highest purity or where the media was sourced, dissolvability, amount of major/minor/trace elements they provide, or even just by popularity and longest history of users overall. Either way, there is definitely more information to be learned about the various reactor medias. At the very minimum, we attempt to answer the following question. Do different types of Calcium Reactor medias have different max saturation points? This data will determine if one media will provide a higher concentration of calcium carbonate over another at a given pH point and when combined with the various

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  10. Do secondary calcium reactor chambers scrub excess CO2 & increase effluent pH? - BRStv Investigates

    Do secondary calcium reactor chambers scrub excess CO2 & increase effluent pH? - BRStv Investigates

    Every calcium reactor has a primary chamber that recirculates CO2 and melts the calcium reactor media, however, some reactors have a secondary reaction chamber intended to be filled with additional calcium carbonate media. This secondary or effluent chamber is then supposed to increase the pH of the solution by removing some of the dissolved CO2 and also increase the calcium carbonate concentration because of the longer contact time with the media. We put this to the test in order to answer two questions: 1. Will secondary calcium reactor chambers, intended to off-gas excess CO2, really result in a higher pH of the effluent/outlet solution and therefore help to maintain a higher pH in the display? 2. Will the secondary chamber increase the potency (amount of dissolved calcium carbonate) of the calcium reactor’s effluent solution? Calcium reactors will typically cause a slight drop in average pH values inside your

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