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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. How to stop precipitation when dosing 2 part to my reef tank? - BRStv ReefFAQs

    How to stop precipitation when dosing 2 part to my reef tank? - BRStv ReefFAQs

    Getting white crust on your pumps and heaters? Let's help you get rid of it by stopping your 2 part dosing from precipitating in your reef tank! #ReefFAQs We just posted this over on our #AskBRStv Facebook Group! Share your precipitation stories over on Reef2Reef. REEF2REEF EASY REEF CALCULATOR! BRS REEF CALCULATOR Need your reefing questions answered? Join #AskBRStv Facebook On BRStv Reef FAQs we're all about quick and straight to the point answers for questions that reefers ask all the time, in an effort to help make your reefing life a bit more fun and easy! *Legal Stuff* The purpose and content of this video is to provide general information regarding the products and their applications as presented in the video. Aquatic Sales Solutions, Inc. and its officers, directors, employees and agents disclaim all express or implied warranties, in any way, related to the products and their application as presented in this video, make no representation or warranty

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  6. How much 2 part do you dose? Reef calculator made EASY! - BRStv ReefFAQs

    How much 2 part do you dose? Reef calculator made EASY! - BRStv ReefFAQs

    How do I dose 2 part to my reef tank? Here's the quickest and easiest way to figure out your two part dosing amount for your saltwater tank, using the BRS Reef Calculator! #ReefFAQs Need your reefing questions answered? Join #AskBRStv on Facebook EASY REEF CALCULATOR HERE! On BRStv Reef FAQs we're all about quick and straight to the point answers for questions that reefers ask all the time, in an effort to help make your reefing life a bit more fun and easy! *Legal Stuff* The purpose and content of this video is to provide general information regarding the products and their applications as presented in the video. Aquatic Sales Solutions, Inc. and its officers, directors, employees and agents disclaim all express or implied warranties, in any way, related to the products and their application as presented in this video, make no representation or warranty regarding the products and the application as presented in this video and shall

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  7. How do you add major, minor and trace elements to your reef? - The BRS/WWC System Ep13 - BRStv

    How do you add major, minor and trace elements to your reef? - The BRS/WWC System Ep13 - BRStv

    Let's face it, corals need major, minor and trace elements in order to grow and today Ryan talks through the various ways that reefers add these to the tank. Along with that, we explore what the most simple and stable approach will be for the BRS/WWC Hybrid System tanks! #BRSWWC #reefingmethods Now's your chance to get a FREE Calcium Reactor! Sign up below! SIGN UP HERE What's your vote for the best way to supplement your tank? Go vote on R2R! VOTE! This is going to be one for the books and we look forward to you following along as we attempt to re-create WWC's unbelievable success they've had with the stunning tanks in their Orlando shop, as well as show you how you can do it at home! *Legal Stuff* The purpose and content of this video is to provide general information regarding the products and their applications as presented in the video. Aquatic sales solutions, inc. And its officers, directors, employees and agents disclaim all express or implied warranties,

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  8. 2-part to 7-part dosing for Major, Minor and Trace Elements? - #AskBRStv Live

    2-part to 7-part dosing for Major, Minor and Trace Elements? - #AskBRStv Live

    We're back on track with a regular Monday #AskBRStv Livestream and today, Ryan and Randy talk a little about Friday's upcoming episode for maintaining water parameters with Alkalinity/Calcium and Magnesium!

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  9. Can I mix my BRS 2-part solutions by weight? - #AskBRStv

    Can I mix my BRS 2-part solutions by weight? - #AskBRStv

    The Reef2Reef community comes through again with a solid question about how to start measuring BRS 2-part by weight and asked what the conversion from household measuring cups would be to grams/lbs in order to mix Alkalinity, Calcium and Magnesium solutions to dose the tank.. Today, Randy does the conversions for you. Each week we'll pull questions from Facebook, Instagram, Reef2Reef, YouTube and our own website Q&A pages and answer the most interesting ones in a quick #AskBRStv episode. The reefing community is full of knowledge and full of answers! Join in over on our Reef2Reef.com Sponsor page. Welcome to #AskBRStv where we take questions from you, the reefing community, across all of our social networks and forums and answer them right here on YouTube! From how your reef gear works to coral and fish care and everything in between, we're here to answer your questions and share collective hobby knowledge with the community at large. *Legal Stuff* The purpose

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  10. How do I mix Red Sea Reef Foundation A, B, and C equal to premixed solutions? - #AskBRStv

    How do I mix Red Sea Reef Foundation A, B, and C equal to premixed solutions? - #AskBRStv

    Today we're answering a question from the Facebook #AskBRStv group where David asks how to make solutions of the Foundation A, B, and C components so they equal the same concentration as if he bought the premixed solutions. Randy shows you how and shares how much it can save your wallet! Interested in joining the FB group and getting your question answered? Join Now! Each week we'll pull questions from Facebook, Instagram, Reef2Reef, YouTube and our own website Q&A pages and answer the most interesting ones in a quick #AskBRStv episode. Welcome to #AskBRStv where we take questions from you, the reefing community, across all of our social networks and forums and answer them right here on YouTube! From how your reef gear works to coral and fish care and everything in between, we're here to answer your questions and share collective hobby knowledge with the community at large. *Legal Stuff* The purpose and content of this video is to provide general information

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