This snake oil?

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  1. srusso

    srusso Active Member

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    I have great respect for the BRS team, always noticed your site was largely void of snake oil products. I have no experience with this product and would like to assume these claims are true but I have got to say... This one seems like a real "snake-y one"... Screenshot_20181106-153059_Chrome.jpeg
     
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    CoralNerd Well-Known Member

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    I like Dr. Tim's Waste the regular version not too sure about this one however.
     
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    Bulk Reef Supply Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor Partner Sponsor 2019

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    The dosing size is what makes me suspect. $11 for a size that is only good for 10g tanks? Is someone with a 100g tank really going to look at buying 10 of these to throw in the sump?
     
  5. srusso

    srusso Active Member

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    They actually have larger units. My discussion here is how can this even work? What is the science of it? Maybe worth a BRS investigation?
     
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    Yes, Yes it is.
     
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    I'm no microbiologist, nor can I claim I have a scientific idea of how this works specifically.

    It's likely a proprietary bacterial blend from Dr. Tim and I'll reach him directly to see if he can shed some light on how the process works. Would be a good one to test in some Investigates tanks where maybe we could build up some detritus in multiple tanks and use this in a couple to see if we can replicate the effects that the label suggests. :)
     
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    I a freshwater version of this for my freshwater tank in a my aquarium box subscription and honestly it was a waste I noticed no difference at all
     
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    randyBRS BRStv Host :-) R2R Supporter Gold Sponsor

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    FWIW, I shared this thread with Dr. Tim directly and he said he would create a R2R account and jump in to share his knowledge! :)
     
  10. Neo Jeo

    Neo Jeo Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Following! Crazy Dr. T doesn't have an account already!
     
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    Looks like something you hang in a public restrooms urinal...
     
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    Neo Jeo Valuable Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Lol!
     
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    srusso Active Member

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    All joking aside, I want to keep things respectful here. Ryan was awesome and willing to contact Dr Tim who is also willing to discuss his products with us. I couldn't imagine Dr Tim would want discuss the product if we are roasting him before he arrives.
     
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    hart24601 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    I agree it's amazing to have this level of interaction with a vendor and product creator.
     
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    This hobby makes my head spin sometimes! haha, interested to see what comes of this thread.
     
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    FishingLovingSons Active Member Partner Member 2019

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    Tagging along for this one! Anytime I see Dr Tim on any article or product I read up on it... and LOL that he finally is going to get an R2R account! Someone make sure to point him towards the Meet & Greet forum!!!
     
  17. Fritzhamer

    Fritzhamer Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019

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    Very cool!
     
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    MTBake Valuable Member R2R Supporter

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    Curious on this as well. In for the notifications;)
     
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    DSC reef Coral wasted R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Having met Dr. Tim on a few occasions, he's always willing to discuss and share his knowledge.
     
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    Let's hope that Dr. Tim isn't like Dr. Nick :D

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