Aquarium Controller Videos
It really is no surprise the Neptune Systems Apex aquarium controller is the preferred aquarium control system here at Bulk Reef Supply. Understanding why reefers love this controller so much is really the most valuable information and we have it all covered in this BRS Recommended video.Read more »
Reef tank pH: When should I calibrate my pH probe for an aquarium pH monitor or controller? - BRStv Reef FAQs
Calibrating your pH probe is an inexpensive and fairly quick process and the general best practice is to check the probes against a 1$ packet of pH calibration solution on a regular basis. The exact frequency at which you perform the check can be determined based on the application. During these probe checks, if you find the pH probe is not acceptably close to the standard solution, than the calibration process should be performed. If the probe is reading accurately, there is no need to calibrate and you can move on. Both 7pH and 10pH calibration solution will work for reference, but 7pH solution is probably best for monthly checks because it is closer to the 8.0pH range most probes will be used to read. You could check against both 7pH and 10pH every time, but that may be a little redundant because the accuracy can easily identified using a single reference solution. If using the probe to control equipment such as a calcium reactor, refugium
PH probes cost anywhere from $35 to $60 and some of you are probably replacing them prematurely and a select few may have never even considered replacing. Knowing when it is appropriate to replace your reef tank pH probe starts with two factors, what you are using it for and the quality of the probe. Purpose of the pH probe If you are using the pH probe to control equipment like dosing kalkwasser, a refugium light, CO2 scrubber or calcium reactor, the accuracy and reliability are crucial. Particularly in the case of a calcium reactor where pH probe accuracy has a direct impact to the potency or concentration of calcium and alkalinity. In any of these cases, waiting until the probe is constantly drifting or failing altogether is unwise to say the least. Our best recommendation is to replace the probe when any of the following occurs. •It no longer holds acceptable calibration for 2-3 months •It takes two to
Do you need a controller to create a successful tank? Definitely not, but today Ryan explains how implementing equipment to help you monitor your tank might be the best investment you can make to lead to a multi-year successful reef tank! #BRSWWC #reefingmethods FULL APEX for free! I'm not kidding... Sign up now! This is going to be one for the books and we look forward to you following along as we attempt to re-create WWC's unbelievable success they've had with the stunning tanks in their Orlando shop, as well as show you how you can do it at home! *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
Have you been mulling over a new Apex aquarium controller for your tank but don't really need all of the features of the full Neptune Apex with ORP/Salinity monitoring and 0-10v control? Or perhaps the cost of the full Apex has been keeping you from diving in? Today we show you how the ApexEL \\can solve both of those issues with one solution that only includes the critical monitoring capabilities like Temp and pH and does so at a FRACTION of the cost! #BRStvSpotlight #BRStv The Neptune ApexEL is currently in-stock, but may not be for long! We'd love to see you on our favorite reef forum, Reef2Reef.com! Stay tuned as we continue to provide you with Spotlights on your favorite reef gear and strive to go beyond the bullet points on the packaging and show you what this gear is all about!
This week on BRStv Investigates-Tank Trials we explore controllers and how technology can help to reduce maintenance on your Ultra Low Maintenance reef tank. In this episode we'll discuss what a controller can do to not only help you keep your hands off the tank, but be more informed of when something requires your immediate attention! We can't wait to hear your thoughts on today’s ULM episode! So, join us ovThis week on BRStv Investigates-Tank Trials we explore controllers and how technology can help to reduce maintenance on your Ultra Low Maintenance reef tank. In this episode we'll discuss what a controller can do to not only help you keep your hands off the tank, but be more informed of when something requires your immediate attention! We can't wait to hear your thoughts on today’s ULM episode! So, join us over on Reef2Reef. http://brs.li/R2R_Tank_Trials_Ep12 Take a look at our controller selection! We release a new BRStv Investigates episode each Friday, so don't for
Today on BRStv, we have another episode of BRS 52 FAQ where we answer all of your frequently asked reefing questions from our popular 52 Weeks of Reefing series. Today we are answering Riley Pasha’s question: "Why would u need Seneye when u have an apex or other controller?" If you already have a controller then the value of a monitor will vary from tank to tank. In most cases a controller will be the ideal solution, and will let you physically control and monitor your aquarium all through the control unit. The benefits of a monitor system like the Seneye is that it is another form of redundancy and can even monitor some nutrient and other levels that most traditional controllers can read. The biggest benefit of a monitor is the set up takes no time at all, and that they do not rely on any confusing code, or algorithms that are easy to mess up. In most cases the Seneye takes less than 10 minutes to set up and can even be connected to a PC, or even the internet. So follow along a
https://www.bulkreefsupply.com Today on BRStv, we have another episode of BRS 52 FAQ where we answer all of your frequently asked reefing questions from our popular 52 Weeks of Reefing series. This week we are answering E's question from Week 13: "The Seneye seems very useful. If an alarm was triggered on it indicating an ammonia spike...what actually would be the plan of action? Water changes or an additive?" The shortest and quickest answer boils down to the source of ammonia. You will want to locate the source, and eliminate it. There are a few different things that could cause ammonia to spike in the tank. Generally speaking, a spike means that something has perished in the aquarium, the tank was overfed or food was inadvertently dumped into it, or something has affected your biological filter, rendering it unable to process ammonia. In most cases, you will want to develop a plan of attack tailored towards the cause of your specific spike. Unfortunately time is a factor,
Today on BRStv, we have another episode of BRS 52 FAQ where we answer all of your frequently asked reefing questions from our popular 52 Weeks of Reefing series. This week we are answering Mark Morgan's question from Week 42: how do you calibrate a controller's temperature probe. We’ll cover why you may need to consider calibrating your probe, as well as an overview of how to do so on some popular controllers. So follow along as we answer today's question, provide some helpful insight, and help make reefing just bit more fun and easy for you and your tank.
It's Week 46 of BRStv's 52 Weeks of Reefing, and this week we are offering you an update on the BRS160, in addition to discussing a great insurance policy for your tank: The Seneye Reef Monitor. It’s been about 8 weeks since we added all of our corals. All of the SPS corals are doing extraordinarily well. Most of them have completely encrusted over the epoxy to mount them and then some. And many are already sprouting off new branches. Coloration on the small frags is awesome and most consistently have their polyps out. In six months to a year I think we are going to see them transform into some pretty impressive colonies. So follow along and let us know your thoughts in the comments area down below! **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 w© 2020 Bulk Reef Supply. All Rights Reserved.