Making mistakes is easy when you're doing something for the first time. Let us help you avoid some of that learning curve and avoid these common beginner mistakes.Read more »We put together this easy to understand guide to explain how a calcium reactor works for what we feel is the highest percentage path to success. Once you understand these basics, it is easier to develop your own personal approach to suit your tank’s needs, available space and personal budget.Read more »Choosing the most economical lighting option for your reef tank is not best approached by simply looking at the cost of the LED module, instead you want to find a way to avoid the endless cycle of upgrades and replacing failed equipment.Read more »Deciding whether or not a calcium reactor is worth the cost is more complex than you might think. A variety of factors should be considered that are very specific to you and your aquarium. Ryan shares his thoughts about the advantages of using a calcium reactor and lays out the numbers in this weeks BRStv Reef FAQs.Read more »A protein skimmer is considered by many to be one of the most beneficial components of your filtration system and understanding what they do and how they do it will help you make the best decision for your reef tank.Read more »
Finding the right height to mount your reef tank lighting, specifically LED lights, can be confusing because the advice is often conflicting. The reason this gets a bit tricky is because every tank is different in size, shape, depth, what is in it, the lights themselves and how they are used. All of this will have an impact on finding the right mounting height for your LEDs. When it comes to mounting height, there is simply no one right answer. Thankfully, with the...
LED manufacturers do not make clear recommendations for how many LED fixtures you need and how to space them over your tank. The reason is because when it comes to reef tank lighting, every tank is different and the recommendations they make are based on one very specific generic type of tank. We are going to split this up into two tank types that will cover 90% of reefers to help all of you understand exactly what you need to provide the best LED light coverage over your reef. We are also not going to specifically cover every single LED light available but that is ok because most all popular LED lights can be grouped in categories by wattage. LPS, Soft Corals, Polyps - medium to lower light demanding reef tanks This is the majority and also includes a true mixed reef tank that really only contains a few SPS corals. These types of tanks are just a lot easier to light and really what most of the general recommendations manufactures give are based on. Most of the popular LED modules can actually...
PAR & Reef Tank Lighting Schedules: What's the ideal program for LED aquarium lighting? - BRStv Reef FAQs
Slide and pray is becoming a tired story about reefers trying to find the right PAR values and reef tank lighting schedule. The proven results with simple plug and play T5 and metal halide lighting is a thing of the past because the high-powered LED lights of modern reefkeeping gives users complete control over intensity, photoperiod and spectrum. In our latest Reef FAQs videos we set out to show all of you our best tips and tricks for setting LED lights for success...© 2021 Bulk Reef Supply. All Rights Reserved.