Filter Media Videos
If you value simplicity in your reef aquarium or just don't have the room for a sump, check out the Tunze Comline Multifilters.Read more »Check it out as Thomas shows you exactly why the BRS GFO and Carbon Deluxe Media Reactor has earned the title of being the BEST.Read more »The BRS GFO and Carbon filter media reactor is at the top of our list for fluidizing media on a reef tank but don't get caught making these mistakes!Read more »Keep your tank sparkling and free of contaminants using Brightwell Aquatics Purit.Read more »
How important is mechanical filtration? Today on BRStv, Ryan discusses the benefits of mechanical filtration in a reef tank to help remove organics and particulates before they can pollute the water. That means using filter socks for large particulates, skimmers for dissolved organics and media reactors for media like carbon. #BRSWWC #reefingmethods It wouldn't be BRStv without a giveaway! WIN a $50 Gift Card, below! Click Here How often are you swapping socks? Answer on our R2R forum! Click Here 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
Activated carbon is used in a reef tank for a variety of reasons and in many cases is one of the only ways to remove really difficult contaminants that would otherwise need to be removed via a water change. Carbon can effectively remove: General contaminants (Chlorine and Chloramines) Dissolved organics Foul odors (Phenols) Yellow pigments (Tannins) Toxins released by corals or algae Medications In the minds of most reef hobbyists, carbon is employed for removing the tannins which results in clearer water, better light penetration, and overall improved appearance of fish and corals. Surprisingly enough, pigments in the water column can block out as much as 30% of your light penetration to the bottom of the tank and it can actually be very difficult to gauge the severity. The yellowing is also an indication of pollutants building up in the water and take away from the general brilliant appearance of your reef. Take a look at your tank when
Welcome to BRStv Investigates - Tank Trials! Today, Ryan is back going over filtration and what methods and systems are available that would work for a ULM reef tank. There has been many different opinions on which equipment we should put on each tank to best suit the systems individual requiremnts, and still stay low-maintenance. Have a question on the filtration we selected? Let us know over at Reef2Reef.com! Saltwater Aquarium filtration has definitely evolved over the past couple years, making maintenance much quicker and easier. With the evolution of protein skimmers, algae scrubbers, UV, and ozone there are now many different ways to set up a successful reef tank. Our goal is to create a low-maintenance filtration system that over time will be stable and self-sufficient. Systems like ozone and UV are commonly brought up in the conversation when it comes to set it and forget it style equipment, but it was surprising how many of you commented, that a skimmer should not be necessary
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
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! On this episode we are taking a look at filter socks, and can they actually reduce your nutrient levels? We all know that filter socks are perfect for trapping free floating particles and polishing the water through the tightly wound fibers of the sock, but do they do anything else? We set up a few different tanks and set them up identically with the only difference being how often we changed out the socks, from no sock to daily changes. What we found was a little surprising, and we also think that we found the sweet spot for how often you should change your filter socks. Be sure to watch and keep an eye out for future episodes as keep investigating every from reef myths, logic, and help make reefing a bit more fun and easy for you and your tank! *Legal
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© 2021 Bulk Reef Supply. All Rights Reserved.