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 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

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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 your favorite reef gear and strive to go beyond the bullet points on the packaging and show you what this gear is all about! *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, mak

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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 nutrition, trace and minor elements, with over a decade of proven results on absolutely stunning reef tanks, then look no further than the Zeovit system from Korallen Zucht. 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! *Legal Stuff* The purpose and content of this video is to provide general information regarding the products and their applications a

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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 we would ever suggest! The low nutrient levels have also had another beneficial side effect of increasing coral growth and coloration. Keep in mind we did start with 1/4" to 1/2" frags that are now small colonies that are growing exponentially with great color! We are excited to keep watching the corals grow, and we even going to be throwing a curve ball at the tank, that we will let you know about in a future episode of BRStv!

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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 a very vague claim about it, and we are going to put it to the test! Our test consisted of multiple tanks each with a different type of MarinePure media and nutrient additions of frozen Mysis shrimp. We also had a control tank that was set up exactly the same but without any ceramic media. Over a few month period, we tested the nitrate levels in each aquarium, recording our findings. What we found was that the MarinePure tanks and the control tank took drastically different paths to end up where

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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 far from the only important nutrients found in a reef tank. Refugiums are usually packed with chaetomorpha algae that in some systems can grow very quickly to the point that it may concern some reefers that it may be absorbing too much nutrient from the tank and possibly starving the corals. 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. If you would like to join the larger conversation

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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 while we feed and add nutrients to each tank to see how the algae works in a refugium type setting. We have the algae growing under different kinds of lights that are marketed with a spectrum to grow algae like the Kessil H380 and the PAR38 Refugium LED. We have been growing the algae in test tanks for the past 30+ days monitoring their growth and tracking their ability to lock up nutrients. We are going to keep running this test for a little while longer and make sure to follow along while we

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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 want to use it. Today I'll share the top four reasons I think most reefers don't recommend them in reef aquariums any longer. 1) Commonly believed to be nitrate factories 2) Cost outweighs potential benefits 3) High risk for ammonia spike 4) Unnecessary additional maintenance So follow along as we touch on these points, answer Evan's question, and make reefing a bit more fun and easy for you and your tank! *Legal Stuff* The purpose and content of this video is to provide general

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  9. FAQ #22: Can I run biopellets in a BRS Dual Reactor along with carbon? | #52FAQ

    FAQ #22: Can I run biopellets in a BRS Dual Reactor along with carbon? | #52FAQ

    https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/protein-skimmers/reactors/biopellet-reactors.html 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 Lazarus Vintage's question from Week 26: “I've recently purchased the Dual Carbon/GFO reactor with pump and I have limited space. Can I convert the GFO side to use all-in-one biopellets, and continue running carbon like normal? The simplest answer is that unfortunately, no you can't use the dual reactor to accept biopellets without modification. The flow rate required by the pellets, versus what the carbon can handle is too drastically different. Additionally, the slime generated by the pellets could clog the sponges in the carbon canister. That being said, there are some other solutions you can implement! So follow along as we show you our preferred solution, provide some helpful insight, and help make r

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  10. FAQ #20: Why use MarinePure for filtration VS deep sand beds?

    FAQ #20: Why use MarinePure for filtration VS deep sand beds?

    In our 20th episode of the 52 FAQ, we are answering Mack Jones question from week 13: "When Marine Pure Ceramic Biomedia plates are substrated in the sump without water flowing through them, wouldn't they just become anaerobic filters over time? Why not save $500 and just have a deep sand bed for filtration?" Those are two pretty hotly debated topics wrapped up into one question. Deep sand bed’s and marine pure in general provide an environment capable of converting nitrate into nitrogen gas. Even if that was the case, I think most people are going to be happier with the marine pure blocks and I will share why. First I have seen enough deep sand beds that have been effective at processing and essentially removing nitrate so this is a legit question. For those of you that are not familiar with deep sand beds, they are typically 6-8" deep beds designed to promote an anaerobic area in the tank where there is little to no oxygen. the bacteria that populate this area utilize oxygen found a

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