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Old 05-29-2012, 07:16 PM   #1
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BRS Two-part

Does anyone use the BRS Two-part Ca, Alk, Mag. kit? If so, what do you think of it?
I've always used other products, and am thinking of switching to this.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:04 PM   #2
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I loved it with the 1.1mL dosers, I am trying Klak now just becuase I never have and wanted to see if I like it better than 2 part.
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I loved it with the 1.1mL dosers, I am trying Klak now just becuase I never have and wanted to see if I like it better than 2 part.
Do you mean the automatic dosers?
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:00 PM   #4
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Yes the 1.1mL dosing pumps had one on calcium and one on alk
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Sounds great, but can't swing that right now. I can dose manually right?
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:13 PM   #6
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Yes it comes with good instructions
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Old 05-29-2012, 09:20 PM   #7
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Cool, I hate switching stuff. I've used Reef Buffer and liquid Ca for years, but was thinking this would be better.
Was it hard to set it up on the dosers? I want to eventually get some of those too.
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Even tho the BRS kit is cheap, you can save yourself some money.
The alk part is nothing more than either sodium bicarbonate for recipe 2 (regular Arm&Hammer baking soda) or sodium carbonate - soda ash for recipe 1 (Arm&Hammer baking soda that is baked in the oven for 1 hr).
The mag part is 2 types of magnesium. You can get the magnesium sulfate at your local Rite Aid or CVS. It's Epsom salts. The magnesium chloride is MagFlake Ice Melt, but you may have a hard time finding that in Fla, so you would probably have to order it.
I've been making my own 2-part for years.
An Improved Do-it-Yourself Two-Part Calcium and Alkalinity Supplement System by Randy Holmes-Farley - Reefkeeping.com
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I've seen this on here before, and asked my LFS that I usually get a pretty
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Very easy to set up on dosers. Just keep track how much you dose a week and however many mL you dose a week is how many minutes you run the dosers.
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