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.Read more »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.Read more »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!Read more »Increase growth, color, and vitality by learning how to manage trace elements in your reef tank.Read more »
How to Make 2-Part Dosing Your Reef Tank Smarter, Safer and More Reliable | Neptune Apex Setup GuideRandy shows you how to arm your Apex to protect your tank from some of the most common failures associated with two-part dosing.Read more »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.Read more »
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
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
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
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© 2020 Bulk Reef Supply. All Rights Reserved.