Filter & Reactor Media Videos

BRStv educational videos about aquarium filter media and reactors will show you how to remove phosphates, reduce nitrates, improve water clarity and get rid of excess CO2. You can also explore calcium reactor media, biological filtration and learn how to use your filter media reactor.
  1. Theiling Compact Rollermat

    Theiling Compact Rollermat: Ditch the filter socks. Roll up your reef tank waste automatically!

    Find out how to maintain crystal clear water and automatically remove waste before it breaks down into nitrate and phosphate using a Theiling Compact Rollermat!
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  2. Birghtwell Aquatics Purit

    It's like activated carbon on steroids! Reef tank contaminant protection: Brightwell Aquatics Purit

    Keep your tank sparkling and free of contaminants using Brightwell Aquatics Purit.
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  3. How to raise pH in saltwater tank with a CO2 scrubber - BRStv Reef FAQs

    How to raise pH in saltwater tank with a CO2 scrubber - BRStv Reef FAQs

    For those of you looking for the growth and metabolic health benefits of maintaining a pH of 8.3, scrubbing CO2 is one of the easiest and most reliable ways to achieve that goal. Presuming you are maintaining alkalinity properly, high carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air surrounding your tank is the #1 cause of low pH. Excess CO2 in the air transfers to the tank via natural gas exchange and creates carbonic acid which lowers the pH of the tank. An air exchanger on your AC or furnace is the best solution but it is expensive if you don’t already have one. Opening a window and/or doors for 24 hours will let the excess CO2 escape also and should be your first step in order to identify that CO2 is indeed your problem. If pH rises after opening the windows for 24 hours, then you can be fairly confident that excess CO2 is suppressing the pH in your aquarium. How to use a CO2 Scrubber Since keeping windows and doors open

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  4. Mechanical filtration? Protein skimmers, filter socks & reactors - The BRS/WWC System Ep8 - BRStv

    Mechanical filtration? Protein skimmers, filter socks & reactors - The BRS/WWC System Ep8 - BRStv

    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

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  5. Using BRS Carbon for crystal clear reef tank water - BRStv

    Using BRS Carbon for crystal clear reef tank water - BRStv

    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

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  6. 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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  7. BRStv Investigates: What do your filter socks actually do?

    BRStv Investigates: What do your filter socks actually do?

    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

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  8. 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 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

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  9. 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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  10. 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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