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Bacteria & Cycling

  1. BRStv Product Spotlight - Brightwell Aquatics Microbacter Dry Rock Bacteria Starter Kit

    Is This the Fastest Way to Cycle Dry Rock for Reef Tanks? Brightwell Dry Rock Bacteria Starter Kit

    The convenient Brightwell Aquatics Microbacter Dry Rock Bacteria Starter kit contains everything you need to get your tank started the RIGHT way.
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  2. Top Brightwell Aquatics Mistakes

    Lessons We've Learned Using Brightwell Aquatics Tools on Our Reef Tanks. Top 10 Ways We Use Them

    Get the inside scoop on using the best products from Brightwell Aquatics. Not only do we share some of our favorites but also give you a handful of insider tips so you don't have to learn the hard way!
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  3. Top 23 Cycling Mistakes Using Dry Rock

    Cycling a reef tank with dry rock and want to do it right? Top 23 reasons it may FAIL.

    Learn how to cycle your reef tank using Dry Rock and the RIGHT way to employ modern bacteria additives.
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  4. 4-month cycle answers and more! - #AskBRStv Live

    4-month cycle answers and more! - #AskBRStv Live

    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...

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  5. The BRS/WWC Hybrid 4-month SPS tank cycle - The BRS/WWC System Ep12 - BRStv

    The BRS/WWC Hybrid 4-month SPS tank cycle - The BRS/WWC System Ep12 - BRStv

    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...

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  6. ULM Reef Tank Cycling for Long Term Success | BRStv Tank Trials EP8

    ULM Reef Tank Cycling for Long Term Success | BRStv Tank Trials EP8

    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...

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  7. FAQ #39: Should filter media be used while cycling a reef tank?

    FAQ #39: Should filter media be used while cycling a reef tank?

    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...

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  8. FAQ #30: Should I run my protein skimmer during my tank cycle, and while curing rock?

    FAQ #30: Should I run my protein skimmer during my tank cycle, and while curing rock?

    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 w...

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