Biological Media Videos

  1. Harness bio-filtration for a stable, long term reef tank. The BRS/WWC System Ep7 | BRStv

    Harness bio-filtration for a stable, long term reef tank. The BRS/WWC System Ep7 | BRStv

    Do you even need sand for biological filtration? Today Ryan explores a variety of bio-filtration approaches from dry/live rock to sand, as well as how we plan to harness ceramic media for the BRS/WWC Hybrid Systems! #BRSWWC #reefingmethods LIVE winner announcement next week for the $20,000 Dream Tank! Sign Up Here Sand or no sand? Answer the poll on our R2R forum! Let Us Know! This is going to be one for the books and we look forward to you following along as we attempt to re-create...

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  2. Using Red Sea NO3POX4 for a biological approach to nutrient control - BRStv

    Using Red Sea NO3POX4 for a biological approach to nutrient control - BRStv

    #BRStvSpotlight #BRStv Today we’re taking the biological approach to managing both nitrates and phosphates in our tanks with the Red Sea No3:PO4-X also known as NOPOX. In this video we’ll discuss what NOPOX is, how it can work for your tank. If you're interested in biological nutrient reduction, try NOPOX. Using NOPOX or interested in how it's working for fellow reefers? Check out the Reef2Reef conversation and chime in! Stay tuned as we continue to provide you with Spotlights on...

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  3. An Overview of Korallen-Zucht's Zeovit System - BRStv

    An Overview of Korallen-Zucht's Zeovit System - BRStv

    Today on BRStv Spotlight, we break down the Zeovit System from Korallen Zucht (KZ) and discuss what it is, options for utilizing it on your tank, how to get it started and steps to keep the system on track. Even we were so impressed with the Zeovit System on other reefer's tanks that we used it on our very own BRS160! We've got everything you need to use the Zeovit Method on your tank! If you’re looking for a tried and true system of controlling nutrients while also supplementing coral n...

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  4. Update 3: Two years of coral growth and coloration with the ZEOvit System | 52 Weeks of Reefing #BRS160

    Update 3: Two years of coral growth and coloration with the ZEOvit System | 52 Weeks of Reefing #BRS160

    It Is Time For An Update! The BRS160 is now over two years old, and we are back with an update on how the tank has been doing over the past year. When we started the 160-gallon tank, we documented the entire build in our 52 Weeks of Reefing series, and since finishing the series, the aquarium has been doing very well. All of the fish are well fed, and with the ZEOvit system that we have been using, nitrate and phosphate levels have been almost undetectable, even though we are feeding more than...

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  5. BRStv Investigates: Is a MarinePure all your reef tank needs for nutrient control?

    BRStv Investigates: Is a MarinePure all your reef tank needs for nutrient control?

    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! MarinePure Ceramic Media is considered to be an excellent method for stabilizing and controlling nitrates in a reef aquarium. However, over the recent years, we have stumbled across end-user claims of denitrification, and after looking at MarinePures website they do have...

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  6. FAQ #45: Can a refugium be too effective at absorbing nutrients?

    FAQ #45: Can a refugium be too effective at absorbing nutrients?

    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 googlereallysucks question: "Can macro algae in a refugium drive nutrients too low?" Overall a refugium is very unlikely to strip your tanks nutrients to a level that is too low. When it comes to nutrients in a reef tank, a majority of people are only referring to nitrate and phosphate, but they are very...

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  7. BRStv Investigates: Can Chaetomorpha in a refugium be the ideal reef tank filter?

    BRStv Investigates: Can Chaetomorpha in a refugium be the ideal reef tank filter?

    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! Today we are taking a look at growing chaetomorpha algae. There has always been a debate on how large of a refugium you may need, and if they even work as your tanks main nutrient export system. We are keeping an eye on the pH, Nitrate, and Phosphate levels in each tank...

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  8. FAQ #23: Why are wet dry filters not recommended by most reefers?

    FAQ #23: Why are wet dry filters not recommended by most reefers?

    http://brs.li/bio-filtration Today on BRStv's 52 FAQ, we're answering Evan Eversole's question: "Why do most reefers look down on putting wet/dry and bio media in a sump? It's just extra surface area and you don't need to clean it very often if you keep a good filter sock in front of it." It's true that a small group of reefers use wet dry filters or other types of biomedia filters in the tank these days, but I would bet many that do are doing so because they already own the equipment and...

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