#AskBRStv

#askBRStv videos is a live series in which Ryan and Randy discuss and provide in-depth answers to the best reef aquarium questions from our interactive Facebook Group #askBRStv where we help members navigate the reef aquarium journey.
  1. Changes coming from the #AskBRStv Crew...

    Changes coming from the #AskBRStv Crew...

    Meet who you talk to on the #askBRStv Facebook Group? Got a reefing question, make sure to join the #askBRStv Facebook group today!   Missed Ryan and Randy Live?   #AskBRStv Live Streams are available in Podcast form! Check them out on iTunes and Google Play below! BRStv on Itunes - https://brs.li/AskBRStv_iTunes_Podcast BRStv on Google - https://brs.li/AskBRStv_Google_Podcast...

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  2. Talking UV Sterilizers and Reef Tanks - #AskBRStv Live

    Talking UV Sterilizers and Reef Tanks - #AskBRStv Live

    Get MORE life from your CO2 Scrubber media? Today Ryan and Randy will show you how to DIY your CO2 Scrubber into recirculation mode!    Missed Ryan and Randy Live?   #AskBRStv Live Streams are available in Podcast form! Check them out on iTunes and Google Play below! BRStv on Itunes - https://brs.li/AskBRStv_iTunes_Podcast BRStv on Google - https://brs.li/AskBRStv_Google_Podcast...

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  3. Building a DIY recirculating CO2 scrubber with your skimmer - #AskBRStv Live

    Building a DIY recirculating CO2 scrubber with your skimmer - #AskBRStv Live

    Get MORE life from your CO2 Scrubber media? Today Ryan and Randy will show you how to DIY your CO2 Scrubber into recirculation mode!    Missed Ryan and Randy Live?   #AskBRStv Live Streams are available in Podcast form! Check them out on iTunes and Google Play below! BRStv on Itunes - https://brs.li/AskBRStv_iTunes_Podcast BRStv on Google - https://brs.li/AskBRStv_Google_Podcast...

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  4. Randy's experiences and your Q&A of the Red Sea ReefLED - #AskBRStv Live

    Randy's experiences and your Q&A of the Red Sea ReefLED - #AskBRStv Live

    Randy recently got his hands on the Red Sea ReefLED 90 and gave it the full test for PAR and Spectrum. Today he takes your questions about this new LED light from Red Sea!   #AskBRStv Live Streams are available in Podcast form! Check them out on iTunes and Google Play below!   Check out BRStv on Itunes - https://brs.li/AskBRStv_iTunes_Podcast Ches out BRStv on Google - https://brs.li/AskBRStv_Google_Podcast...

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  5. DIY salt mix? Mixing up ESV B-Ionic Salt Mix - #AskBRStv Live

    DIY salt mix? Mixing up ESV B-Ionic Salt Mix - #AskBRStv Live

    How about a little Live demonstration from Ryan and Randy?! Today we mix up a batch of ESV B-Ionic, which is about as close as you can get to DIY-ing your own that comes with all the parts you need.   #AskBRStv Live Streams are available in Podcast form! Check them out on iTunes and Google Play below! Check out BRStv on Itunes - https://brs.li/AskBRStv_iTunes_Podcast   Ches out BRStv on Google - https://brs.li/AskBRStv_Google_Podcast...

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  6. PAR, spectrum and spread of the AI Prime Fuge HD for refugium lighting? - #AskBRStv

    PAR, spectrum and spread of the AI Prime Fuge HD for refugium lighting? - #AskBRStv

    This Ask BRStv question, “How does the Aqua Illumination Prime Fuge HD LED stack up?”, came to us from our sponsor forum Reef2Reef.com. We tested the PAR and Spectrum to see how this new LED light from Aqua Illumination stacks up against the competition. Control Aqua Illumination included the same convenient and smart control options on the Prime Fuge that is included with their entire HD lineup of aquarium LED lights. You first have the option for manual control which is essentially plugging the light into a classic wall timer or aquarium controller and use one of the six available preset intensities. You can also connect directly to the AI Prime Fuge with it’s internal wiFi signal using the myAI app from your mobile device. Here you can gain complete control over the intensity and color spectrum as well as create custom lighting schedules. Spectrum To look at the color spectrum we used the same methods from our previous BRStv Investigates episode in which we tested multiple refugium lights in which we compare the color spectrum of the Prime Fuge against the known spectrums for chlorophyll production in plants. It is commonly understood and agreed that Chlorophyll A’s energy production for metabolic function peaks around the 662 and 429 nanometer range and for chlorophyll B production it’s slightly different with a bit less red at 642 nanometers as well as a somewhat lighter blue color at 445 nanometers. First, we set the entire 13 LED diode cluster to 100% output and we saw significant spectrum peaks right at the red 660 and 640 nanometer range as well as a decent spike in the 440 nanometer range. Looking at the spectral plots for optimal chlorophyll production it is quite obvious the light was optimized for this range because of the very similar spikes in color spectrum. We next attempted to adjust the spectrum in order to get higher peaks in the blues by reducing some of the yellow and green colors. After turning down the cool white LEDs to 50%, the ultimate result was a drop in the 440 blue spectrum along with the yellow and green. Therefore, our best advice based on these spectrum tests is to run all color channels at equal percentages across the board for optimal photosynthesis in your refugium. PAR We took PAR samples at 12”inches and 24”inches above the PAR meter. I tested the light in air rather than underwater, because Chaetomorpha has a tendency to float up near the surface of the water which means this would be a more accurate representation of the actual PAR values. Moving the light down to a 12”inch mounting height, the average PAR increased to 95, however, the spread is less evenly distributed across the 24” by 24” area. Our tests reveal a big hot spot in the middle at 365 PAR followed by an inner ring average of 201 and outer ring average that falls off to 25 PAR. This drastic change in PAR distribution was not surprising because it is tough to expect a tight cluster of LEDs to have an evenly dispersed lighting area that close to the surface. Conclusion Aqua Illumination has done an excellent job with this new Prime Fuge LED light and is perfectly capable of lighting a refugium space of 18” x 18” or less which will accommodate a majority of refugiums on tanks under 200 gallons. Larger refugium spaces would simply require a second...

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  7. Maxspect Gyre 300 Series: What's new? - #AskBRStv

    Maxspect Gyre 300 Series: What's new? - #AskBRStv

    Wondering what's different with the latest Maxspect Gyre 300 pumps over previous Gyres? Today Randy identifies four distinct improvements and hints at a NEW way to control Gyres and other pumps! (Pssst... it's the CoralVue Hydros Wave Engine!)   More from #AskBRStv! Why do water changes? - Watch Now Maxspect Ethereal on AB+ Spectrum?: Watch Now  Swap out pumps on AutoAqua water change? - Watch Now    Community Links! #AskBRStv Facebook Group - Join Today!  BRS...

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  8. Red Sea DIY Net Cover vs. BRS DIY Screen Net Top? - #AskBRStv

    Red Sea DIY Net Cover vs. BRS DIY Screen Net Top? - #AskBRStv

    The truth has been revealed...Ryan would choose a Red Sea DIY Aquarium Net Cover on his saltwater tank over BRS's very own DIY Screen Net Top aquarium cover! Today, Randy takes a look at what the hype is about and builds a screen for Ryan's office reef tank.   More from #AskBRStv! Put Red Sea Test Kits back in the box? - Watch Now! Mixing Coral Pro and Blue Bucket? - Watch Now! How to go Bare Bottom on your tank? - Watch Now!   Community Links! #AskBRStv Facebook Group - Join Now! Today's topic on Reef2Reef - Check It Out!  BRS R2R Sponsor Page - Join Now!   Related Reef Gear! Red Sea DIY Aquarium Net Covers   Red Sea Net Cover Accessories   Welcome to #AskBRStv where we take questions from you, the reefing community, across all of our social networks and forums and answer them right here on YouTube! From how your reef gear works to coral and fish care and everything in between, we're here to answer your questions and share collective hobby knowledge with the community at large.   We find common questions from Facebook, Instagram, Reef2Reef, YouTube and our own website Q&A pages and answer the most interesting ones in a quick #AskBRStv episode.   *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...

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