Aquarium Live Rock Videos
Acid curing is the most aggressive method of curing rock. It is also the least safe among the accepted methods of how to cure live rock for a reef tank or saltwater aquarium. There are very few instances in which we consider acid curing a necessity over a bleach or natural live rock cure. We will answer three direct questions about curing the rock for your reef aquarium using muriatic acid. 1. What is an acid cure? 2. When is it appropriate to acid cure rock? 3. How to cure rock with acid correctly? Many people think acid will attack or dissolve organic material that is on the rock but in reality the acid cure process is very quick and effectively breaking down organic material in such a short time is not likely to happen to the degree that you need it too. What actually happens is the acid will immediately start dissolving the surface of the calcium carbonate based rock, essentially removing the top layer. So instead of dissolving or breaking down
There are three main methods for curing live rock for a saltwater reef tank: natural, bleach and acid. Our focus today is using bleach for curing dry rock and we answer three direct questions. 1. What is a bleach cure? 2. When is it appropriate to bleach cure rock? 3. How to do it? Bleaching dry rock or a “bleach cure” involves soaking the rock in a diluted solution of water and bleach. The bleach will oxidize and rapidly break down organic material on the surface of the rock. In many cases, you can get a complete bleach cure done in about 7 days making a longer “natural cure” unnecessary. The primary advantage of a bleach cure is the speed but it is also going to kill basically anything living on the rock’s surface including algae spores and undesirable bacteria. This is very appealing to many reefers who prefer to start from ground zero because it reduces the risk of introducing harmful hitchhikers
In terms of how to cure live rock, there are three main methods used by hobbyists: natural, bleach and acid. Our focus today is using the natural method and we answer three direct questions: 1. What is a natural cure? 2. When is it appropriate to naturally cure rock? 3. How do I cure it correctly? Curing naturally is done pretty much exactly as it sounds by simply dropping and soaking live rock in a suitable container, typically without light, and waiting for the undesirable organic material to decay. Over time, dead algae and other organics on the rock will fall off and break down naturally, leaving behind rock that is free of organics and fairly clean. A natural cure is the easiest method of cleaning or curing live rock and when done right, it can also help speed-up the cycle time because you do not need to deal with large amounts of die-off and the resulting nutrient spikes when cycling your display tank.
How do you know how much rock to put in you reef tank? Today Randy takes a poll around the BRS office and helps you decide how much rock per gallon you need for your aquarium. This #AskBRStv question came from our FB group you can get your question answered from BRS Crew and the entire community! JOIN AskBRStv On Facebook Each week we'll pull questions from Facebook, Instagram, Reef2Reef, YouTube and our own website Q&A pages and answer the most interesting ones in a quick #AskBRStv episode. 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. *Legal Stuff* The purpose and content of this video is to provide general information regarding the products and their applications as
Today on BRStv Investigates: Tank Trials we are selecting rock and sand options for our three Ultra Low Maintenance tanks. In this episode we'll share our thoughts on what makes certain sand and rock choices conducive to a ULM tank and then give away 100lbs of free dry rock at the end! This week we're asking your thoughts on ULM water, salt and ATOs over on Reef2Reef, so head over and join in! Check out our options for selecting your own ULM Rock and Sand! Today on BRStv Investigates: Tank Trials, we want to know your thoughts on how to create a ULM aquascape and what you would choose for Ultra Low Maintenance sand and rock! 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
Today on BRStv, we have a brand new episode of our series, BRStv Investigates. In this series, we explore popular reefing theories, products, methods, and what the manuals are missing, with a focus on putting them to the test! There are many different methods for curing rock out in the reefing community, and we are finally putting them to the test to see if they actually work! We are finally to the point where we can share the results of different rock curing methods between a natural cure, acid, bleach, and even using both (in separate steps of course). First and foremost we do not recommend prepping your dry live rock in anything, but a quick rinse in RO/DI water to remove any dust and loose particles from the surface of the rocks. Using any of the methods mentioned below or in the video is hazardous and may cause damage to your property and even your health. NEVER mix any type of acid with bleach. The gas formed is very toxic and even small amounts may be very harmful to your
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
This week we're working on creating the most visually appealing aquascape for our BRS 160. We have a few tips for coming up with the best lay out, ensuring you have a sturdy 'scape, as well as some ideas for customizing your rock. In this episode you will learn: - How to use the rule of thirds in your tank - Which types of rock are good for drilling / customizing - What epoxies we like best *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 indirect losses or damages of any type, including but not limited to punitive damages,© 2020 Bulk Reef Supply. All Rights Reserved.