Reef tank Magnesium supplements. Which one is best? | BRStv Investigates

Have you heard of using driveway ice-melter for your reef tank magnesium 2-part supplementing? Today we not only test these options for dosing your aquarium, but put them head-to-head with common hobby grade additives and our very own BRS Pharma grade magnesium material. Link to certified ICP-MS and other Magnesium testing analysis. https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/chemical-purity-chart-magnesium We aren't done yet! Keep your eye out for the final installment of our chemical testing with the results of common Calcium Chloride supplements. Now's your time to WIN an ICP-OES test from Triton! https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/specials/free-stuff-prizes.html Missed out on last week's R2R conversation? Chime in this week! https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/is-there-a-case-for-using-driveway-ice-melt-for-magnesium-brstv-investigates.417086/ Today on BRStv, we have a brand new episode of our series, BRStv Investigates. In this series, we explore popular reefing theories, products, methods, and what the manuals are missing, with a focus on putting them to the test! We release a new BRStv Investigates episode each Friday, so don't forget to hit that subscribe button to see what's coming up next! *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 not be liable for any direct or indirect losses or damages of any type, including but not limited to punitive damages, or from personal injury or death resulting from or in any manner related to the video, and the products in and contents of the video. The viewer expressly agrees that aquatic sales solutions, inc. And its officers, directors, employees and agents shall not be liable for any damages or losses related to the products in and content of the video and hereby agrees to hold the foregoing harmless from any such losses or damages.

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Have you heard of using driveway ice-melter for your reef tank magnesium 2-part supplementing? Today we not only test these options for dosing your aquarium, but put them head-to-head with common hobby grade additives and our very own BRS Pharma grade magnesium material. Link to certified ICP-MS and other Magnesium testing analysis. https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/chemical-purity-chart-magnesium We aren't done yet! Keep your eye out for the final installment of our chemical testing with the results of common Calcium Chloride supplements. Now's your time to WIN an ICP-OES test from Triton! https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/specials/free-stuff-prizes.html Missed out on last week's R2R conversation? Chime in this week! https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/is-there-a-case-for-using-driveway-ice-melt-for-magnesium-brstv-investigates.417086/ Today on BRStv, we have a brand new episode of our series, BRStv Investigates. In this series, we explore popular reefing theories, products, methods, and what the manuals are missing, with a focus on putting them to the test! We release a new BRStv Investigates episode each Friday, so don't forget to hit that subscribe button to see what's coming up next! *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 not be liable for any direct or indirect losses or damages of any type, including but not limited to punitive damages, or from personal injury or death resulting from or in any manner related to the video, and the products in and contents of the video. The viewer expressly agrees that aquatic sales solutions, inc. And its officers, directors, employees and agents shall not be liable for any damages or losses related to the products in and content of the video and hereby agrees to hold the foregoing harmless from any such losses or damages.

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BulkReefSupplyCom
BulkReefSupplyCom - 2 years ago
Now's your time to WIN an ICP-OES test from Triton!
https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/specials/free-stuff-prizes.html

Link to certified ICP-MS and other Magnesium testing analysis.
https://brs.li/Magnesium_Report
Linda S Hansen
Linda S Hansen - 2 years ago
BulkReefSupplyCom shared it in Magnesium Advocacy Group and my Cichlid groups
Pickled Pineapple
Pickled Pineapple - 2 years ago
Hi would randy’s Method have similar results for the ice melter or would the results be different. In Australia we don’t have many affordable 2 part systems, nothing like brs so I was wondering if Randy Holmes method was alright for reef tank.
shawndrupp
shawndrupp - 2 years ago
im new to this channel and its been so amazing to learn this stuff ive always wanted to know.
Ryan Simmons
Ryan Simmons - 2 years ago
BRS honesty to the customers and Brightwells is greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.
Amanda Havner
Amanda Havner - 2 years ago
ugg
Matt Leonard
Matt Leonard - 2 years ago
The only problem I have with your videos is that you aren't releasing them daily. :-P
Trevor King
Trevor King - 2 years ago
Is there a way of knowing what type of Magnesium is added to each salt mix? Have you guys sent for ICP test samples of several brands of salts to know the impurities contents?
BulkReefSupplyCom
BulkReefSupplyCom - 2 years ago
Salt blends are pretty proprietary to their manufacturers so I would think it's a bit difficult to find out.
Slumdawg89
Slumdawg89 - 2 years ago
Any comment on BrightWell Aquatics Magnesion (Liquid mag supplement) ?
BulkReefSupplyCom
BulkReefSupplyCom - 2 years ago
I'm not sure if it is the same as their powdered Mag supplement that was tested in this video, but in a more concentrated form. They don't share that detailed of info with us, but they'd likely provide you a better answer if you contact them directly.
jim28fl
jim28fl - 2 years ago
Felt like the last few months of episodes were not as interesting as past topics or i was less dedicated to my hobby the last few months so and I skipped most of them, but I saw this one in my notifier and I know what it cost to do this stuff and I know whats its worth to my tank. Absolutely thanks the powers that be for letting you get some solid answers to MAG supplements. Its valuable information and I wanted to know it from a source I trust, BRS. GOOD WORK BRS!

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Thomas Poindexter
Thomas Poindexter - 2 years ago
AWSOME SERIES! You should do this with salt mixes! I realize that salt is subject to environmental influence, both during the mining/manufacturing process and home use. The real question is, “Is anhydrous salt mix really as pure as they say compared to others”. I feel it should be. Due to the fact that it’s manufactured in a controlled, 100%, dry environment with lab grade materials. But we all know that the product is only as good as the source materials.
Thomas Poindexter
Thomas Poindexter - 2 years ago
Nyla Bland ???
Reef Hacks
Reef Hacks - 2 years ago
That’s nice but sad you didn’t test the Red Sea as well.
Jesse Vaughn
Jesse Vaughn - 2 years ago
Have you guys heard of this pharma grade magnesium supplement...Dead Sea Salt by West Labs? I use it to make up my magnesium solution. It contains 35% Magnesium Chloride, 28% Potassium Chloride, 5% Sodium, and smaller percentages of other elements like Boron and Calcium.
BulkReefSupplyCom
BulkReefSupplyCom - 2 years ago
I can't say that we've took a deeper look at it. Interesting combo though.
Christopher M.
Christopher M. - 2 years ago
Aquarium 1 I am pretty sure is Red Sea, it’s good stuff.
Mike B
Mike B - 2 years ago
I liked how you did a "normalized" value for each of the products based on how much you would need to use to get the same result, don't recall you doing that for any of the other tests though, when this is all over though I can pop the data into a spreadsheet and do it myself though.

One thing that would be nice would be to know how much of a particular product one is expected to use based off given conditions, doesn't have to be a "one size fits all" but just take for instance the BRS 160 and how many pounds (or fractions thereof) of each thing per month would be necessary to keep levels consistent. I realize it won't fit every situation and tank out there but it gives you a bit of insight to how much we're looking at. For instance, OMG Brighwell is $13/lbs, but after all is said and done you'll use about 30 cents a month worth, then it makes me not really care about how cheap others are in comparison to it, because at the end of the day 30 cents or 10 cents, IMO, is not something to care that much about, 30 dollars versus 10 dollars might have someone balk at the price difference though.
BulkReefSupplyCom
BulkReefSupplyCom - 2 years ago
All the kalk was basically the same. I did mention it with the alkalinity but we were already the best so it seemed a bit over the top to calculate it as even better :)
T Surro
T Surro - 2 years ago
When u can admit that ur not the best,goes along way with me!
Phillip Owens
Phillip Owens - 2 years ago
Have you thought about using Epsom salt for magnesium? I read about it on you tube but I haven't tried it myself
JDG
JDG - 2 years ago
I've been using the BRS Bulk MgCl2 combined with Epson Salt (MgSO4) for my 2 part. I'm interested in seeing some test results for the Epson Salt.
Trevor King
Trevor King - 2 years ago
I thought for sure Epsom salts would have been tested in place of the street ice melt which to the eye looks nasty.
Don Lidtke
Don Lidtke - 2 years ago
Excellent video! I'd still go with the BRS product because of price, but I also trust what you folks sell. Call me a fanboy but I am so impressed with what all you folks do at BRS!
Jase Poag
Jase Poag - 2 years ago
Really expected the Brightwell to do poorly from that nasty precipitate. Nice to see them come out on top on something. I was starting to feel bad for them after they put themselves out like that. haha
Duane Clark
Duane Clark - 2 years ago
Ryan Simmons their kalk was bad though. If they can bring it up to the magnesium specs then they would have something.
Ryan Simmons
Ryan Simmons - 2 years ago
Jase Poag. I think its shows confidence in the product. Honestly BRS pharma and brightwell both performed well but I think brightwell is taking a more ionic balance approach to the fotmula that would work well with the other products for more stable pH.
Duane Clark
Duane Clark - 2 years ago
I agree. I am stopping my Bw kalk due to the last test. Glad to see they did well on this weeks evals.
coralinealgae
coralinealgae - 2 years ago
So right. I haven't tried any Brightwell products, but I'll add their magnesium to my next BRS order.

20. comment for Reef tank Magnesium supplements. Which one is best? | BRStv Investigates

Andrew Dingemans
Andrew Dingemans - 2 years ago
Aquarium 1 must be RedSea. I use this and will now be switching to Brightwell
Michelle irby
Michelle irby - 2 years ago
Thanks so much for this video I’ve been racking my brain over water chemistry since I just started keeping corals and this really helps me make an informed choice on which product I’d prefer to use
Bob Ellis
Bob Ellis - 2 years ago
There is just no way to thank you guys enough for the work you do to educate all of us on reefing specifics. These tests are just amazing information!!
Bob Ellis
Bob Ellis - 2 years ago
PSSST.. I already do!! Although not the Pharma grade... I use the Bulk BRS stuff...
James L
James L - 2 years ago
Bob Ellis ya there is ... I know I will be buying more of my chemicals /additives from BRS
Jeff Hurckes
Jeff Hurckes - 2 years ago
Would be interesting to see Calcium Chloride Ice Melt, as some use this as a Ca source.
BulkReefSupplyCom
BulkReefSupplyCom - 2 years ago
Next week : )
ATF intheHouse
ATF intheHouse - 2 years ago
With Aquarium prepared products you then know what the concentrations are.
plootsa
plootsa - 2 years ago
I wouldn't entertain the thought of putting ice melter in my tank
Joe’s Reef tank
Joe’s Reef tank - 2 years ago
Really surprised and disappointed you did't put pure mag bath salts to the test https://amzn.to/2GLHbPa I believe that is the go to option to people on a budget not icemelter.
BulkReefSupplyCom
BulkReefSupplyCom - 2 years ago
For what it is worth that's basically the same price as the BRS and Bulk option. Most reefers prefer mag chloride over mag sulfate because chloride is the most abundant ion in seawater so there is less of an overall impact on water chemistry.
marquise Washington
marquise Washington - 2 years ago
2nd
Tom
Tom - 2 years ago
Pew Pew!

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