52 Weeks of Reefing

The complete playlist including all 52 episodes from our year long how to setup a reef tank series focused on the famous BRS160 aquarium. \n \nWe also cataloged additional update videos in which Ryan keeps us posted on the health of the livestock as well as the equipment performance as time progresses.
  1. What happens next? Will the BRS160 still be BRStv's lab rat?

    What happens next? Will the BRS160 still be BRStv's lab rat?

    Find out what the future holds for our most popular tank to date in this third and final BRS160 update video!
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  2. How Did the BRS160 Survive Our Mistakes?! Lessons Learned from Our Failures.

    How Did the BRS160 Survive Our Mistakes?! Lessons Learned from Our Failures.

    How did the BRS160 survive our mistakes? Ryan and Randy tell you all about it in Part II of the BRS160 update.
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  3. Wins and Secrets of the BRS160.. 52-Weeks to 54-Months!

    Wins and Secrets of the BRS160.. 52-Weeks to 54-Months!

    Ryan and Randy give you an update of the famous #BRS160 reef tank and share some of the major WINS of this epic tank build.
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  4. BRS160 Update August 2018: Successes, issues and auto water changes. | BRStv

    BRS160 Update August 2018: Successes, issues and auto water changes. | BRStv

    In the last update we discussed purposefully dosing nitrates to the #BRS160 and a few months later, we talk about how that is working out. Also in this update, we discuss some of the challenges with keeping up with a tank in a workplace environment and some changes we've made to make it easier on everyone. #BRStv #BRStvInvestigates Jump in over on Reef2Reef to take a part in our Poll. https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/checking-in-on-the-brs160-second-update-for-2018-brstv.437113/ Who doesn't want a FREE Radion XR30 Pro?!? Win one this week! https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/specials/free-stuff-prizes.html We release a new BRStv Investigates episode each Friday, so don't forget to hit that subscribe button to see what's coming up next! *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

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  5. Update 4: Converting the BRS160 to the Triton Method | 52 Weeks Of Reefing #BRS160

    Update 4: Converting the BRS160 to the Triton Method | 52 Weeks Of Reefing #BRS160

    It has been over two years since we started the BRS160 and we have been using the ZEOvit method without fail. Everyday dosing blue bottles and pumping the media has undoubtedly produced high growth and even better coloration, but this being BRStv we cannot just ride one system from here on out! We honestly have no reason to change from the ZEOvit system, but we have wanted to try our hand at the Triton Method of Reefing, with a refugium being the primary source of nutrient control. With all the information and data we have on how effective a refugium is with proper lighting and flow, we know this system should not fail. We are also very excited not to have to do any more water changes too! The Triton Method is based on accurate ICP-OES testing that analyzes what elements are in your water and try to match the levels in natural seawater. The best part of Tritons ICP testing is if you have any issues, they tell you how to fix it! Changing the BRS160 over from ZEOvit to Triton did take

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  6. Update 3: Two years of coral growth and coloration with the ZEOvit System | 52 Weeks of Reefing #BRS160

    Update 3: Two years of coral growth and coloration with the ZEOvit System | 52 Weeks of Reefing #BRS160

    It Is Time For An Update! The BRS160 is now over two years old, and we are back with an update on how the tank has been doing over the past year. When we started the 160-gallon tank, we documented the entire build in our 52 Weeks of Reefing series, and since finishing the series, the aquarium has been doing very well. All of the fish are well fed, and with the ZEOvit system that we have been using, nitrate and phosphate levels have been almost undetectable, even though we are feeding more than we would ever suggest! The low nutrient levels have also had another beneficial side effect of increasing coral growth and coloration. Keep in mind we did start with 1/4" to 1/2" frags that are now small colonies that are growing exponentially with great color! We are excited to keep watching the corals grow, and we even going to be throwing a curve ball at the tank, that we will let you know about in a future episode of BRStv!

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  7. Update 2: The most cost effective way to increase coral growth? | 52 Weeks of Reefing #BRS160

    Update 2: The most cost effective way to increase coral growth? | 52 Weeks of Reefing #BRS160

    Today on BRStv, we have another update on the BRS160. We'll cover our war against nudibranchs, and a surprising discovery we made that may just change the way you look at coral growth. When we saw the first signs of the montipora eating nudibranch’s it certainly seemed like bad news, but in a way it was an awesome opportunity to share with the BRS community that you are not a bad reefer if you end up with a pest in your tank. Despite everyone's best efforts it can happen to anyone and this is an opportunity to show what we did when we encountered them as well as what our result were. Well I am happy to say that by simply adding the single six line wrasse and dosing the combination of KZ flatworm stop and coral booster our nudi issue is not only what I would call manageable, but if you didn't know any better it's non-existent. There is literally no sign of them at this point. Outside of that we installed a CO2 Scrubber on the tank. Because there are 50 people in the warehouse b

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  8. Update 1: The 4 stages of competence and montipora eating nudibranchs | 52 Weeks of Reefing #BRS160

    Update 1: The 4 stages of competence and montipora eating nudibranchs | 52 Weeks of Reefing #BRS160

    https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/tank-maintenance-salt-mix.html Today on BRStv we are releasing the first tank update from the BRS 160. We'll talk unconscious competence, and take a look into an unfortunate discovery we made in the BRS 160. I think a lot of people might avoid sharing the challenges we run into in a series like this because the BRS team supposed to be perfect right? Well open and honest there is no such thing as perfection with a reef tank, just the pursuit of perfection and I think even more valuable than listening to an endless list of best practices is hearing real world situations where we encountered a challenge , hopefully hearing how we handled it can help all of you in your individual pursuits of reef perfection. Despite what I would call our best efforts, we found monti eating nudi’s in the 160 which are one of the harder pests to deal with. So how did they get in there? Well despite the fact that we got the corals from trusted vendors, were ridiculously c

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  9. Week 52: Planning a reef tank upgrade, plus a look back at the BRS160 | 52 Weeks of Reefing #BRS160

    Week 52: Planning a reef tank upgrade, plus a look back at the BRS160 | 52 Weeks of Reefing #BRS160

    Well, it's finally (and reluctantly here) the final week in 52 Weeks of Reefing. This week we are going in depth on planning and executing a tank upgrade. Plus, we'll show you the progression of the BRS160, some changes we would implement if we were to do it all over, some successes, and finish with a montage highlighting some key moments of the BRS160 over the past year. Upgrading is the natural progression of any hobby whether it is because you want something bigger, badder, a different type, fix mistakes of the past, what a stand and tank that looks nicer in your room, you moved or you have simply outgrown your current tank. Today we are going to talk about some considerations including size, shape, what to do with old livestock, new livestock, rock and sand. We spent an entire episode on selecting the right type of tank for you in week two so I won’t spend a tremendous amount of time on this. I am just going to share my standards favorite tank sizes and why. The number o

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  10. Week 51: What you need to know to cure fish disease & parasites | 52 Weeks of Reefing #BRS160

    Week 51: What you need to know to cure fish disease & parasites | 52 Weeks of Reefing #BRS160

    It's Week 51 of 52 Weeks of Reefing, and today we are focusing on keeping your fish healthy. We'll touch on different ailments that might be a problem in your tank, potential solutions, medications, and methods towards curing these diseases and parasites. There are a pretty large variety of diseases, ailments, and parasites out there that can affect your tank and fish. Some of the main afflictions are: Ich Brookynella Velvet Identifying ich generally begins with behavioral signs like flashing or scraping themselves on the rocks. After that it progresses to visible signs of ich on the fish with tiny white salt like grains on the fish, the fish clamping their fins next to their body, followed with loss of appetite and finally labored respiration or gasping as it overwhelms the fish’s gills. When it comes to identifying brookynella, the biggest issue is catching it in time. The fish's complexion will often look hazy, cloudy, or have a thick mucus coat which looks l

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