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Will Red Sea Reef Energy Help Corals Grow? BRStv Product Spotlight

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http://brs.li/reefenergy Today on BRStv we have a product spotlight on Red Sea Reef Energy which is part of the Red Sea Reef Care Program. So the first question to ask is -- do you really need to feed corals? The simple answer is no. There are many successful reef tanks out there that do not feed their corals. However, reefing is about find what is best for your tank and implementing that into your saltwater aquarium. This is why coral nutritional additives are produces by so many reefing manufacturers. Generally most reef hobbyists look for tissue and polyp health and changes in coloration. But the biggest sign of health is growth. Growth in and of itself is a really good indicator of health. And generally speaking most living organisms use energy in the following manor, first for metabolic function and tissue repair, second for growth and third reproduction. So Red Sea Reef Energy - what is it? Simply put, it is a two part system -- Reef Energy A and Reef Energy B. Reef Energy A is the necessary carbohydrates that make is easier for your corals to absorb the nutrients and amino acids in Reef Energy B. Red Sea does a really good job breaking down what can seem like a pretty complicated process. Red Sea research has led them to conclude that most corals get 85% of their nutrition from their symbiotic algae. The other 15% must come from another source and so Red Sea set out to provide these essential elements to maximize growth, coloration and health. Red Sea Reef Energy Part A is comprised mainly of carbohydrates, amino acids, fatty acids and suspended protein flocks. All of which are necessary for metabolic functions like protein production and soft tissue regeneration. Red Sea Part B is comprised of a concentrated solution of vitamins and marine amino acids which Red Sea found were important parts of coral nutrition and limiting factors. They also found the included vitamins are an important precursor to the proper formation of proteins. All of these elements found in this product are marine-based. Dosing these products is easy. Just a few milliliters per 25 gallons of water dosed every day. Have you tried Red Sea Reef Energy? *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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neill pretorius (3 months ago)
Well, will it? would love to see a few tests to see how Reef energy performs
BulkReefSupplyCom (3 months ago)
We might have to revisit this topic and do a more in depth side by side test 🙂
David Wildcat fam. (5 months ago)
So how good is the red sea reef energy for the color an growth of the coral if not target feeding say coral candy or reef roids.
BulkReefSupplyCom (5 months ago)
It's hard to compare the two as they take different approaches. Foods like ReefRoids or Reef Chili provide more of a chunky food source whereas the Reef Energy is going to be more amino acids, fatty acids, carbohydrates, and vitamins.
opethmike (6 months ago)
This "Today on BRSTV" was not shouty enough! lol
BulkReefSupplyCom (6 months ago)
Fernando Alexander (1 year ago)
can this be used along with A B C and D??
Fernando Alexander (1 year ago)
BulkReefSupplyCom (1 year ago)
It's actually designed to work as a complete system with the Red Sea Reef Foundation (A, B, C) for Calcium/Alk/Mag; the Trace Colors (A, B, C, & D); and this Reef Energy A & B. :)
David Ladds (1 year ago)
Great videos, and I've been watching loads lately, which has made me really notice the double intro thing, and for some reason i find it soooo frustrating ha.. You say what the video is about, and then seconds later you say what it is about..again..
Praveen Kumar (1 year ago)
Im currently feeding reef chilli and frozen mysis shrimp to my lps dominated tank.. should this product be the only food source or should i be supplementing it along with my existing feeding schedule?!
Praveen Kumar (1 year ago)
BulkReefSupplyCom thanks!
BulkReefSupplyCom (1 year ago)
This geared towards coral nutrition and not an alternative for fish. You will most likely want to continue using your frozen food and possibly add this for additional coral nutrition. :-)
Pedro Flores (1 year ago)
Pulsating xenia need something like this??
BulkReefSupplyCom (1 year ago)
Most likely not, as they are soft corals which don't normally uptake Alkalinity/Calcium. :-)
iworkman (1 year ago)
Red Sea sucks
chump 39 (1 year ago)
Will BRS TV do a product spotlight on NOPOX?
BulkReefSupplyCom (1 year ago)
We just might, down the road. ;-)
jorge padilla (1 year ago)
I have a 20 gallon nano max Red Sea how much should I add of a and b
Rossy's (1 year ago)
do i have to turn off my protein skimmer when i dose this? for how long?
Libuin (1 year ago)
This could be an interesting myth to test. And it could be done pretty fast i think.
daiman pancholi (1 year ago)
yea turn off return pump and skimmer for 30 min it says so in instrutions
Jesus Hinojosa (1 year ago)
Rossy is that really you in your profile pic?
BulkReefSupplyCom (1 year ago)
I've read some reefers who turn their skimmer off for about 15mins or so after dosing these. :-)
Tom Supernault Jr (1 year ago)
Are additives necessary or can you have a softy tank with a good lights , water flow and great water change schedule ?
BulkReefSupplyCom (1 year ago)
You nailed it! Most softie tanks don't require anything but light and flow to be happy and healty! :-)
weewtwet etwetwe (2 years ago)
so i have 20 gallon tank, about 16 gallon of water volume . how much should i does each of A.B per day?? i also have abcd 4 PACKS at home, not sure if they are the same.....
BulkReefSupplyCom (2 years ago)
Hey there! Unfortunately every single tank is different in it's demands and needs and there really isn't a baseline dosage to recommend. I would definitely recommend testing your water parameters multiple times each week to find your demand, and adjust your dosage accordingly. That will be the best path to success for sure! :-)
Vtec Banger (2 years ago)
Is this with reef chili, over kill?
BulkReefSupplyCom (2 years ago)
It could be quite a bit of food in the tank, but we still use a combo like this in the BRS160. :-)
EDK ReefMeister (2 years ago)
Can I mix Softies with SPS'?
Rossy's (1 year ago)
Hi Reefmeister
EDK ReefMeister (2 years ago)
Fair enough. :) Maybe I'll just stick to softies for now since this will be my first reef. And maybe some zoas
BulkReefSupplyCom (2 years ago)
Many reefers, including the us with the BRS160, mix softies, SPS and LPS. This is most commonly referred to as a "mixed reef" scenario. In my experiences, I've had mixed reef tanks that have not worked because the threshold of sensitivity to flow and nutrients between SPS vs Softies are nearly opposite each other.
shawnriv9 (2 years ago)
What is that coral at 4:39? Thanks.
BulkReefSupplyCom (2 years ago)
I'm pretty sure it is a closeup of a Hynophora! :-)
Dan Chen (3 years ago)
that guy is definitely a casual reefer
Jake Carpenter (3 years ago)
Once again I have to pause another BRS video just to say, thank god for the hassle free ordering process of BRS. So far they are the only ones that have met my standards that I have for Reef Supply stores
BulkReefSupplyCom (3 years ago)
+Jake Carpenter Thanks Jake! Happy to hear that we could help :)
Gb J (3 years ago)
what is the coral at 4.49 thanks.
BulkReefSupplyCom (3 years ago)
+Gb J That is a Hydnophora with partially retracted polyps.
Antonio Marroquin (3 years ago)
I just added couple Frags to my tank , does this reef energy is gonna feed my coral or I need to also target feed them
BulkReefSupplyCom (3 years ago)
+jhon morales You could certainly look into dosing Reef Energy now, but in the meantime I might just target feed the corals, specifically the Duncan. :) Once your reef starts to fill out further, then I would recommend looking into Reef Energy
Antonio Marroquin (3 years ago)
+BulkReefSupplyCom I have 2 SPS ,Duncan , gsp and torch
BulkReefSupplyCom (3 years ago)
+jhon morales It depends, what kind of corals are they?
Michael Holmgaard (3 years ago)
Can this work as the only supplements for the corals, or is there something else which is essential to their health?
BulkReefSupplyCom (3 years ago)
+jhon morales It's a liquid nutritional supplement. I wouldn't exactly call it food :)
Antonio Marroquin (3 years ago)
+BulkReefSupplyCom so , pretty much this is liquid food ?
BulkReefSupplyCom (3 years ago)
+Mickey Holm No problem!
Michael Holmgaard (3 years ago)
@BulkReefSupplyCom  Ah alright, thank you so much for that :)
BulkReefSupplyCom (3 years ago)
+Mickey Holm Ideally you will also need to monitor calcium, alkalinity, and magnesium and adjust those levels with an additive package like two part. But nutrition-wise Reef Energy is great!
Colin Maniscalco (3 years ago)
When you dose Energy Reef A and B i switch off the protein skimmer?
BulkReefSupplyCom (3 years ago)
+Colin Maniscalco Yup! They recommend doing so.
John John (3 years ago)
I guess if you have a coral only tank with no fish, there are zero left overs for the corals to eat, so it is essential to use a product like this one, right? Also, do you have to turn off your skimmer or your filter for a little while when you add this product so it won't be removed immediately from the water column, allowing corals more time to catch it?
BulkReefSupplyCom (3 years ago)
+John John You could certainly use it in a tank with fish as well. It's just a refined method to offer your corals the best possible nutrition in a convenient form. The dosing directions for Reef Energy say "Turn off the protein skimmer before feeding and leave off for 15 to 30 minutes afterwards. Leave gentle circulation in the aquarium at all times." :)
The Casual Reefer (3 years ago)
great video BRS! i am trying reef foundation and reef energy next week!
BulkReefSupplyCom (3 years ago)
+The Casual Reefer Thanks, let us know what you think!
786TAPOUT (3 years ago)
Thank you for the help.
BulkReefSupplyCom (3 years ago)
+786TAPOUT No problem, happy to help!
786TAPOUT (3 years ago)
I'm already dosing my tank with Red Sea calcium,magnesium and alk and have just started to dose this programme. I have a mixed reef. I was wandering if I can mice the programme In With the calcium like the baling method u described in one of your videos. ?
BulkReefSupplyCom (3 years ago)
+786TAPOUT Unfortunately I wouldn't recommend doing so since this product needs to be refrigerated after it's opened.
Brandon Dunphy (3 years ago)
after opening the A&B combo pack so u have to refrigerate it?
BulkReefSupplyCom (3 years ago)
+Brandon Dunphy Yup, Red Sea notes that they need to be refrigerated after opening.
Sam Young (3 years ago)
what was the coral in the zoanthids at 4:25
BulkReefSupplyCom (3 years ago)
+sammy samurai That's a fungia plate coral. :)
nick knight (3 years ago)
Will this act as a substitute for the supplements I'm already giving my corals or should I use this AND the supplements I'm already giving them?
nick knight (3 years ago)
+BulkReefSupplyCom I'm using an iodine and calcium supplement but haven't noticed much of a difference. I've noticed nuisance algae has began to overwhelm some live rock my corals are growing on so I purchased Red Sea KH Coralline Gro and the product in this video in hopes that my corals will grow and maybe enhance in color
BulkReefSupplyCom (3 years ago)
+nick knight Which supplements are you currently using?
Mario Hernandez (3 years ago)
Hi, I have a question. I recently purchased the Reef Energy A&B and I have been dosing it every morning. I also have a Sun Coral and I was wondering. Will my Sun Coral benefit from Reef Energy A&B? If so, does its polyps need to be extended in order to absorb the nutrients? Thank you in advance :)
BulkReefSupplyCom (3 years ago)
+Mario Hernandez Yup! It will definitely benefit and it won't need to be open for the benefits. I wouldn't recommend it as the sole replacement for feeding that coral though. You'll still want to feed it meaty food items like shrimp. :)
hwda pdadaw (3 years ago)
can i just dose amino acids just use b?
BulkReefSupplyCom (3 years ago)
+hwda pdadaw Yup! You certainly can, but technically it is part of the Reef Energy system and you'll see the best results when dosing both A and B :)
Miguel Pires (3 years ago)
It did amazing on my corals, i notice changes almost the next day, i stop dozing it because i went for the Zeovit method, and i didn't want to mix things, i gave it to a friend and he also got very good results.
BulkReefSupplyCom (3 years ago)
@Miguel Pires Awesome! That's great to hear.
Jesse Unitt (3 years ago)
Someone please tell me what that coral is at 4:35! It's driving me crazy
BulkReefSupplyCom (3 years ago)
@Jesse Unitt Hydnophora :)
BulkReefSupplyCom (3 years ago)
+Thomas Coleman- We have a couple tanks here in the office still running the Red Sea System, and so far the results have been pretty impressive!
Thomas Coleman (3 years ago)
How did this go on your store tanks?
swarn gill (3 years ago)
John Stone (4 years ago)
I have a sps / lps mixed reef tank and I currently dose Marine Snow and reef roids one time each a week, is it ok to continue dosing these coral foods along with Reef Energy? Or is it not necessary?
BulkReefSupplyCom (4 years ago)
@John Stone You should be totally fine continuing feeding those foods. :)
ckyborg (4 years ago)
lol 2:44 vague is pronounced "veyg" not "vahg"
RD (2 years ago)
chris newbery (4 years ago)
@ckyborg lol "Most companies are really VAAAAHHHHGGGG..."
BulkReefSupplyCom (4 years ago)
@ckyborg Must be the Minnesotan accent dontcha' know?  ;)
ckyborg (4 years ago)
@BulkReefSupplyCom  bought the coral colors set recently, what's the ball park figure of how often I should dose & how much? Don't have the test kit and I know i shouldn't add what i can't test, but i'd like a estimate of how much i should add atm.
shawnriv9 (4 years ago)
What coral is that at 4:21?
BulkReefSupplyCom (4 years ago)
@shawnriv9 That's a fungia plate coral that is growing out of a colony of zoanthids.  It's a pretty cool coral!
Fish Ed (4 years ago)
What coral is that at 4:40?
Fish Ed (4 years ago)
Sorry, I meant the one before that. 
Austin Lankford (4 years ago)
Daniel Terrazas (4 years ago)
I have a 200 gallon how would i dose that?
Devon Vincent (5 years ago)
What kind if coral is this at 4.51 because I have one like it and don't know what it's called
BulkReefSupplyCom (5 years ago)
txak0 is right! It's a short tentacle plated fungia :)
David Sullivan (5 years ago)
I think it might be a baby short tentacle fungia. They start off as a polyp attached to a rock and then big enough break off and find their place on the sand or a rock shelf etc.
BulkReefSupplyCom (5 years ago)
Will Red Sea Reef Energy help your corals grow? Learn more in our latest episode of BRStv! #brstv   #youtube   #reeftank  
BulkReefSupplyCom (5 years ago)
Hey Tim, Its normal to start with daily dosing and then you want to keep an eye on your tank and monitor its behavior. If your adding to much you may see things like a grey mulm showing up, etc. With the fairly low level of corals my guess is that you won't find yourself needing to dose very large doses. The food really provides something separate form what they get via water changes so its something generally done in addition to the water changes.
BulkReefSupplyCom (5 years ago)
Great! If your at all like me, dosers certainly help to make sure its going to get done :-)
BulkReefSupplyCom (5 years ago)
We love the stuff here. Our Anthias love to eat it and as soon as it hits the water all sorts of critters we don't usually see find there way out of the woodwork (like our serpent star). If you keep feeding at the same type of day its possible to condition your corals to keep there polyps extended during that time of the day as well!
epicnas12342 (5 years ago)
What was that coral on the zooanthid at 4:19 I have it and don't know what it is some pls tell me,
Tim Stout (5 years ago)
2 questions. One, would you dose with this daily? And two, all I have is a candy cane with about 9 heads, a torch, and some zoos. Would I need to feed or just weekly water changes?
James Conrey Aquatics (5 years ago)
I purchased Reef Chili from you guys awhile back, Haven't really been able to tell if anything has improved. What about you guys, have you tried the product first hand ?
BulkReefSupplyCom (5 years ago)
Assuming you don't have a fish only tank :-)
BulkReefSupplyCom (5 years ago)
Thanks, as the videos get better and better, and the responses get better and better its super easy to get amped up about a hobby we already love!
BulkReefSupplyCom (5 years ago)
Now the pressure is on!
stephen whitehead (5 years ago)
Can't wait for next week!
i3oosted (5 years ago)
Wow, much more enthusiastic these days... nice
BulkReefSupplyCom (5 years ago)
Correct, thanks for adding that!
BulkReefSupplyCom (5 years ago)
Glad to hear you have found something that has worked for you.
BulkReefSupplyCom (5 years ago)
Thank you much!
BulkReefSupplyCom (5 years ago)
I know! Its really cool to see that glowing green swirling around the tank!
BulkReefSupplyCom (5 years ago)
You want to leave circulation on but you do want to turn off the skimmer while you feed and then about 15-30 minutes after feeding.
BulkReefSupplyCom (5 years ago)
Its good to hear how many people are already using it. Good call on the overdosing, more isn't always better!
BulkReefSupplyCom (5 years ago)
Sweet! What type of corals are you using it with?
BulkReefSupplyCom (5 years ago)
Thanks Aquarium Guru ;-)
EWRothbot (5 years ago)
I started dosing A&B a few weeks ago. I really drained some corals due to ULN caused by carbon dosing. These products are really helping to bring the colors back in my corals while I maintain carbon dosing. As a side note, It's crazy how fluorescent they are under blue LED's. I made a video of this effect.
Joe's Reef (5 years ago)
I've used Leng Sy's Reef Solution with great results but it's to expensive so I switched to Seachems reef plus and trace and have great results with coloration and growth. Also Seachems is a lot cheaper.
worm5406 (5 years ago)
Yes. Turn it off during feeding and for 30 minutes after it has been added.
Fabrizio Bortoletto (5 years ago)
So at the end of the day will you guys suggest me to start dosing it??
Jerry Smith (5 years ago)
Does the skimmer need to be turned off when dosing this?
ArcAngel9008 (5 years ago)
Another great video! I dose this product as well. I try to dose every other day so i don't over-dose the tank. So far I can't complain about the product and it is very easy to use
j (5 years ago)
I feed my Corals using red seas part A-B and I've been getting amazing color and growth since I've started^_^
aquaria guru (5 years ago)
Great video Ryan!

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