The TOP 3 Liquid Additive "BRANDS" for your salwater reef tank! What are yours?

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What are your TOP 3 Liquid Additive "BRANDS" that you trust to use in your reef tank? (choose 3)

  • Aquaforest

    Votes: 54 8.5%
  • Fritz Aquatics

    Votes: 43 6.7%
  • Red Sea

    Votes: 259 40.6%
  • ATI

    Votes: 26 4.1%
  • Tropic Marin

    Votes: 182 28.5%
  • Triton

    Votes: 29 4.5%
  • Dr. Tims

    Votes: 82 12.9%
  • ESV

    Votes: 75 11.8%
  • Polyp Lab

    Votes: 73 11.4%
  • Brightwell

    Votes: 265 41.5%
  • Korallen-Zucht

    Votes: 85 13.3%
  • Two Little Fishes

    Votes: 60 9.4%
  • Seachem

    Votes: 166 26.0%
  • Sicce

    Votes: 5 0.8%
  • ME Coral

    Votes: 9 1.4%
  • Caribsea

    Votes: 9 1.4%
  • NYOS

    Votes: 7 1.1%
  • Kent Marine

    Votes: 33 5.2%
  • Fauna Marin

    Votes: 23 3.6%
  • Reef Flowers

    Votes: 2 0.3%
  • NONE, I don't use an liquid additives

    Votes: 21 3.3%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 45 7.1%

  • Total voters
    638

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When it comes to additives for your saltwater reef aquariums we have many brands and products to choose from. I was thinking about these liquid additives and was wondering which ones were most used by the R2R community! So do me a solid and vote for the liquid brands you trust most for your tank. Let's talk about it!

1. What are your TOP 3 Liquid Additive "BRANDS" that you trust to use in your reef tank?

2. What are the names of the liquid additives you use in your reef tank?


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Well, I have only used around 3 additive brands as of now, so I will simply give my thoughts on all of them.

Brightwell Aquatics:
ChaetoGRO
MicroBacter7

Kent Marine:
PhytoPlex

Other (Instant Ocean):
BIO-Spira

Instant Ocean BIO-Spira had the most noticeable positive effects on my system (cycled my aquarium in about 2 weeks). MicroBacter7 helped with some potential nutrient spikes and ChaetoGRO helped to grow some brown macroalgae. I have not seen any effects with PhytoPlex, though I have used it only once so far.
 

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For saltwater really only redsea and brightwell. I don't like branching out to multiple brands and prefer sticking to one or two since typically the products work best together. I also use Vibrant on one of my tanks.

For freshwater I'd rather not admit to all the little bottles of things I've bought over the year, but over time is become almost exclusively seachem.
 

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Redsea AB+
Brightwell chaetogro
Kent iodine

I found the kent “iodine” a decade ago and its based on potassium and calcium iodide. Bought a half gallon and more on sale. (Dont know they still make it, or if its the same formula) I use it at just under half recommended dose. Have had a reef lobster molting every month for about that same decade. Triton tests come back decent too.
 

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Well make the hard decision! :p
I did, bit I still feel guilty...
* Nyos product line
* Brightwell product line
* Fritz Aquatics (Monster 460)

I’ve also had really good success with the product lines from Seachem (Garlic Guard, Prime), Red Sea (ReefEnergy AB+) and Polyp Lab (Medic).
 
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Speaking of your latest coral purchase...

  • It was a GREAT deal

    Votes: 82 36.9%
  • It was a good deal

    Votes: 68 30.6%
  • It was nether good nor bad

    Votes: 54 24.3%
  • It was a bad deal

    Votes: 15 6.8%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 3 1.4%
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