BRS and Neptune Merger

BRS

Cjeippert

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Dec 26, 2020
Messages
131
Reaction score
84
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Glendale, AZ
The neptune metal halide. Apex can control the growth rate by slapping a probe on your homewrecker acropora. Apex will spray reef roods on your coral when they feel hungry
Why would Ryan do this? There products are not good and there customer service is even worse. I will never buy another Neptune product as long as live.
Maybe brs can help with that, brs customer service is some of the best with any company period
 
Avast

scottbapilot

Community Member
View Badges
Joined
Dec 16, 2014
Messages
84
Reaction score
40
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
lancaster CA
Well... You clearly haven't watch BRS youtube lately... Or watched the announcement.
Ryan loves his Apex
I loved mine for the first year, And then EVERYTHING started failing. I paid $1200.00 for the full system with the wav pumps. They were the first to go. And if you want to send them to Apex to have them fixed its almost as much as buying new ones.
 
AS

Ranjib

7500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 16, 2016
Messages
8,968
Reaction score
15,570
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Pleasant Hill, Concord
Just announced!!!
Terence and Ryan said it's a merger.

Congrats team brs and Neptune. Two great brands , means more awesome for the reefers. Wish you all the very best
 

littlebeard

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Feb 7, 2015
Messages
278
Reaction score
356
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Madison, WI
Having watched a fair few BRS on bored Thursday afternoon I'm not entirely shocked by this. Many times I have heard Ryan mention creating a formula for a type of tank. With their well known how-to videos, plus having the market leader of controllers really will put them in a sweet spot for selling the "Formula" to a successful tank. I wouldn't be surprised if they bought a tank manufacturer next.

My hope is that this move will make reefing more accessible to more people which in turn could increase the amount of people in the hobby.

My fears are: By owning this company business decisions will change from highlighting the best from all manufactures to focusing on what is offered by just apex.
If BRS becomes too large this will stifle innovation from other companies because it will become too expensive for a new company to get into the market.
 

Rob.bucek

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 23, 2020
Messages
2,494
Reaction score
5,164
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Eau Claire
Do you have an alternative controller that has the same functionality? ( I ask because I may be in the market one day soon)
IMO good, bad or otherwise there isn't another domestically produced aquarium controller on the market currently that is a direct competitor to the Apex. The hydros may get there one day, but it's not currently. After that there's nothing... GHL is overseas and is directly comparable but it's overseas and you'll never get the distribution and domestic support you will with domestically produced items like that. As far as their merger goes I'm pretty much indifferent.
 
Click to watch best scape method in 5 easy steps!

dyno

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 2, 2015
Messages
227
Reaction score
244
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Yorba Linda, CA
Congratulations BRS! I may be a bit behind here…but I was so happy to just learn right now that Ryan Batcheller owns BRS. The guy is honest, loves reefing, and is highly intelligent at all things reef. He seems to be a amazing business man too. Awesome, very happy! Ryan is quite the Baller! I vote Liveaquaria to be next. Whoever owns it rips people off so Ryan needs to take it over for all those poor people forced to order from LA that do not have a good marine LFS near them all around the country!
 

Rob.bucek

Valuable Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 23, 2020
Messages
2,494
Reaction score
5,164
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Eau Claire
Congratulations BRS! I may be a bit behind here…but I was so happy to just learn right now that Ryan Batchellet owns BRS. The guy is honest, loves reefing, and is highly intelligent at all things reef. He seems to be a amazing business man too. Awesome, very happy! Ryan is quite the Baller! I vote Liveaquaria to be next. Whoever owns it rips people off so Ryan needs to take it over for all those poor people forced to order from LA that do not have a good marine LFS near them all around the country!
This is Ryan's mother isn't it?
 
Top Shelf Aquatics

Robert Ranciato

Active Member
View Badges
Joined
May 21, 2016
Messages
339
Reaction score
184
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Bulkreefsupply.com already does not have a large selection of products I use. And now they will push more limited supply. I use Acucave.com no tax on any product and for small orders I use saltwateraquarium.com free shipping on anything. I personally think they cary a better selection of stuff. BRS carries very little Brightwell products.
 
BRS

When is the last time you purchased cleanup crew critters?

  • Past few days

    Votes: 65 12.3%
  • Past few weeks

    Votes: 137 26.0%
  • Past few months

    Votes: 169 32.1%
  • Over a half a year

    Votes: 76 14.4%
  • Over a year ago

    Votes: 76 14.4%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 4 0.8%
Fritz
Top