Aquarium Cycling Videos
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Let's talk about the 4-month cycle we're choosing for the BRS/WWC method and answer a few other questions you may have!
Today Ryan explains how we plan to cycle our BRS/WWC Hybrid System tanks and, as much as it hurts to wait, why a 4-month cycle is probably the most stable and simple way to create a stunning SPS dominant tank! #BRSWWC #reefingmethods Need a tank cycle starter kit? This week you can WIN one! Enter Here What's your go-to bacteria source for cycling a tank? Share on R2R! 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
What is the best way to cycle a ULM tank? Are there different methods or requirements? We are back with BRStv Tank Trials Episode 8 to show you how we are going to cycle our tanks any why. Cycling is super important to any aquarium especially reef tanks, and for a ULM tank it is a necessity. Want to hear what others are saying about their ULM cycling thoughts? Jump in our multi-page Reef2Reef thread! Today on BRStv Investigates: Tank Trials, we want to know your Ultra Low Maintenance cycling process! Stay tuned as we follow the progression of Ultra Low Maintenance tanks for Softies & Polyps, LPS and SPS dominant reefs each with their own unique demands and requirements for success! 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.
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 Charles Mullen's question: "When cycling a new tank should I be running all of my filter media or should I exclude some types of media?" There are definitely some filtration media that can be avoided during the cycle but there are some that may be beneficial as well. Biological filtration like Marine Pure is a great addition if your plan is to keep it in your system for a prolonged period of time. When it comes to biological filtration the biggest key is to not add anything that you may remove, since it may be removing the beneficial bacteria colony along with it. Carbon is highly debated but if you cured your rock properly and used it during the curing process, its use should not be needed during the cycle. Carbon is made up of a network of pores that can easily house the dominant colonies
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 HuggyBear’s question: "Should I run my skimmer during my tanks cycle?" To get straight to the point, I would definitely recommend running your skimmer during your tank cycle. As organic material in your tank breaks down into smaller particulate matter, running your protein skimmer will allow for air and water to be mixed into a dense foam where these particles can make their way up through the skimmer body, over the skimmer neck, and finally end up exported in the skimmer’s collection cup.Without running your skimmer this particulate matter would further break down into nitrate and phosphate which will fuel algae growth and only cause you headaches in the long run. This is equally as important, if not more important when curing dry rock in a separate system or in the new tank itself. The amo
It's Week 13 of 52 Weeks of Reefing, and we're talking ammonia, bacteria, and the nitrogen cycle. We will explore the methods of using bacteria to convert this highly toxic ammonia into safer nitrite and nitrate as well as the final stage of nitrogen gas where it can leave the tank for good. We will also share all of the most common ways to get bacteria to populate a new tank and start the nitrogen cycle to make it safe for your fish as well as some different testing methods and share how we are going to cycle this tank. Ammonia is the result of fish and other organisms in the tank consuming large volumes of nitrogen that they really don't need for biological function and excreting it in the form of ammonia. Most organisms in the tank are going to excrete ammonia into the water but the largest source is what’s released by the fish’s gills. The gills act like a membrane which allow the high levels of free ammonia within the gills to pass through into the tank water via osmosis whi
Today on BRSTV, we begin a new series called Aquarium Filtration. This first episode simplifies the Nitrogen Cycle that occurs when starting a reef tank, discusses the bacteria necessary to help cycle the ammonia produced from organic material and finally, considers the different methods and products to help cycle your saltwater aquarium easily and effectively. Disclaimer© 2021 Bulk Reef Supply. All Rights Reserved.