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Maxi
02/08/2009, 01:08 PM
What 2 part should I be dosing? I might buy it online, someone give me a link please? I know how to dose, LFS taught me, but I didn't have money to buy theirs.. (spent on corals instead)

So I can't remember the name of the one they gave me. It was a black bottle with brightly colored corals in the front. Sold for 9.99 for part A and 9.99 for part B.

Ranchhand02
02/08/2009, 01:13 PM
Look at a kent bottle that may be it. Check Dr. Foster and Smith online.

311Style
02/08/2009, 01:20 PM
http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/yhst-85300140756196_2040_16216721

CBalance?

Edit:
My bad

I dont pay attention to detail, Black bottle not black box :P

Toddrtrex
02/08/2009, 01:21 PM
I am going to assume that you don't want to make your own -- Randy's two part recipe.

I personally use Two Little Fishes C-balance.

I know that others like E.S.V's B-ionic.

I get the 1 gallon concentrate and add my own RO/DI water to it, in the long run a lot cheaper that way.

abulgin
02/08/2009, 01:25 PM
It's hard to say because there are so many brands out there, but it sounds like it might have been Brightwell Aquatics Reef Code A and Reef Code B. ? http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_ViewItem.aspx?idproduct=BW01045

Brightwell Aquatics makes very good products, but I think you'll do just as well, for cheaper, with ESV B-Ionic. It is great stuff and relatively inexpensive. http://www.marinedepot.com/ps_ViewItem.aspx?idproduct=EV1111


I am not a fan of Kent products.

Mopar Reefer
02/08/2009, 01:47 PM
Kent Tech A and Kent Tech B, their roughly around 9.99 for a 16oz bottle. ;)

spleify
02/08/2009, 03:15 PM
Yeah I was going to say Brightwells too. I have no personal experience with there products, but from what I have read, while they are good products, there are VERY watered down.

I personally use and like Randy's two part.

That recipe can be found here;

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2006-02/rhf/index.php

Please read and understand dosing before you start.

HTH

Good luck

Spleify

600k4
02/08/2009, 03:26 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14348188#post14348188 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Maxi
What 2 part should I be dosing? I might buy it online, someone give me a link please? I know how to dose, LFS taught me, but I didn't have money to buy theirs.. (spent on corals instead)

So I can't remember the name of the one they gave me. It was a black bottle with brightly colored corals in the front. Sold for 9.99 for part A and 9.99 for part B.

I use the B-Ionic and never had a problem, you could also consider kalkwasser

Toddrtrex
02/08/2009, 07:45 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14348925#post14348925 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by 600k4
I use the B-Ionic and never had a problem, you could also consider kalkwasser

And can use both. I use my Kalk drip for a cheap top off.

stpauli914
02/08/2009, 08:58 PM
I use the ESV B-ionic. I buy it by the gallon and it runs $30 at my LFS for 1 gallon of each part A&B. 30 bucks for both. Not bad and I've had great results.

Aaron

tims28gnano
02/08/2009, 09:20 PM
i think you saw KENT marine stuff

my LFS told me to get (and i did)

ESB B-ionic also - - - - - and its $15 bucks for more than double the amount

good luck

jceli728
02/08/2009, 09:57 PM
BulkReefSupply.com is very good.

porterdog
02/08/2009, 10:37 PM
2nd bulk reef supply, supper easy to use and understand

Randy Holmes-Farley
02/09/2009, 06:41 AM
Brightwell Aquatics makes very good products, but I think you'll do just as well, for cheaper, with ESV B-Ionic.

Some Brightwell products are probably fine, others seem oddly designed, possibly by someone that has a poor understanding of the chemistry involved. I know nothing about what they actually put into their two part, however (as is true for all commercial part systems). I'd personally pick ESV/B-ionic over Brightwell for chemical products for my tank, although DIY is also a fine option if you are using appropriate materials. :)