BRStv Investigates

The BRStv Investigates video series is an ongoing exploration of popular reef tank theories, methods and equipment. Randy, Ryan and the team create experiments in the BRS lab and share the results about a variety of saltwater aquarium topics so you can separate the fact from fiction.
  1. Can you change your reef light's "optimal" mounting height? How about more PAR deeper in your tank?

    Can you change your reef light's "optimal" mounting height? How about more PAR deeper in your tank?

    Find out how Kessil's Narrow Reflector accessory can open up the doors to some very unique lighting solutions using the Kessil A360X LED light.
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  2. How high can you mount your reef lights? Can 4-feet perform as well as 8-inches?

    How high can you mount your reef lights? Can 4-feet perform as well as 8-inches?

    This week, Randy takes a look at Kessil's hidden gem, the T365 spotlight, and documents how mounting height and lens angles affect the overall performance of an LED light.
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  3. Is the Reef Breeders Photon V2 Plus the low cost SPS light you've been looking for?

    Is the Reef Breeders Photon V2 Plus the low cost SPS light you've been looking for?

    The Reef Breeders Photon V2 LED Light is on the table this week and Randy shares the data to help you master your reef aquarium lighting.
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  4. Will it win our best light of the year? Testing the AI Prime 16 on Nano, 40 Breeder and 120g tanks!

    Will it win our best light of the year? Testing the AI Prime 16 on Nano, 40 Breeder and 120g tanks!

    Our most popular LED light is put the test as Randy explores the spread and output of the Aqua Illumination Prime HD on this week's BRStv Investigates.
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  5. This is what it means to go PRO! How to Master your tank lighting using Radion G5 XR15 Pro's!

    This is what it means to go PRO! How to Master your tank lighting using Radion G5 XR15 Pro's!

    Find out how to get the best performance using EcoTech Marine's NEW Radion XR15 Pro G5 LED to light in this week's BRStv Investigates. \n
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  6. Does lighting your reef seem expensive? Maybe a Maxspect Razor-X R5 will change your mind!

    Does lighting your reef seem expensive? Maybe a Maxspect Razor-X R5 will change your mind!

    Randy puts the Maxspect Razor X to the test in order to find the optimal mounting configuration, spectrum and output settings using real data and performance metrics.
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  7. The BEST light testing performance so far? What makes T5' the reef tank light Gold Standard?

    The BEST light testing performance so far? What makes T5' the reef tank light Gold Standard?

    ATI T5 Sunpower lights are quite possibly the most popular T5 light fixtures of all time. In this episode, Randy shares the best mounting configurations, PAR performance data, and tests a total of 16 different bulb combinations to find the BRS recommended spectrum for what many consider the "gold standard" of reef tank lighting.
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  8. LED vs T5: LEDs can do it better! 3 Ways to Get Better Coral Coloration in Your Reef Tank.

    LED vs T5: LEDs can do it better! 3 Ways to Get Better Coral Coloration in Your Reef Tank.

    Are you ready to take your lighting game to the next level? BRStv has the answers so follow along with us and watch as this investigation of LED light spectrum unfolds
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  9. BRStv Investigates EcoTech Marine's Radion XR30 G4 Pro LED Light

    BRStv Investigates EcoTech Marine's Radion XR30 G4 Pro LED Light

    Find out if upgrading your beloved Radion LED Light is really worth it in this week's BRStv Investigates with Randy.
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  10. Are you using your AI Hydra 26HD to peak performance? We tested height, spacing and PAR to find out!

    Are you using your AI Hydra 26HD to peak performance? We tested height, spacing and PAR to find out!

    Even though new versions of the popular Hydra series lights have been released, we listened to your requests and reviewed the original Hydra TwentySix HD light to find the optimal mounting configuration and share our BRS Recommended light settings.
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