Filter Socks & Fleece Videos
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
Each week we'll pull questions from Facebook, Instagram, Reef2Reef, YouTube and our own website Q&A pages and answer the most interesting ones in a quick #AskBRStv episode. Sharing your personal experiences and asking questions in the comments section of our BRStv videos on YouTube not only drive the conversation further, but are also very helpful to those fellow reefers who may have wondered the same! Keep them coming! Welcome to #AskBRStv where we take questions from you, the reefing community, across all of our social networks and forums and answer them right here on YouTube! From how your reef gear works to coral and fish care and everything in between, we're here to answer your questions and share collective hobby knowledge with the community at large. *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,
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
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
Week 42: Reef Tank Maintenance: 5 minutes a day can transform your tank: 52 Weeks of Reefing #BRS160
It's Week 42 of 52 Weeks of Reefing, and this week we are showing you how 5 to 10 minutes of work on your tank a day can equal years of success! We'll share what our daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly maintenance schedule looks like for the BRS160. Done well, maintenance can be part of the fun of owning a tank rather than a chore. It can also be the difference between a nice tank and an epic tank as well as a two year or ten year success. Maintenance is generally broke up by how often it needs to be completed, i.e. Daily, Weekly, Monthly, and even Yearly. Here are some examples of tasks you may need to complete on your tank: Daily: Quick wipe down of the glass, magnet clean glass, fish and coral feeding, a quick skimmer check, potential daily dosing of additives, and potentially running some tests, filter sock replacement, etc Weekly: Additional tests, dosing weekly additives, emptying/cleaning filtration like protein skimmers, potentially weekly water changes, etc Monthly:
It's Week 25 of 52 Weeks of Reefing, and this week we are exploring filters socks, pads, and some revolutionary new technology in the Theiling Rollermat. Mechanical filtration is an important aspect in the modern reef tank, with most hobbyists opting to choose filter socks as a simple means to removing particulate matter from the tank. Removing the particulate matter like uneaten food, fish waste, and detritus from the tank prior to it being broken down by natural processes is a fantastic way to contribute to nutrient control. As awesome as filter socks are, there is a new technology on the market that we have been testing over the last few months: the Theiling Rollermat. The Rollermat is an ingeniously designed system that utilizes a roll of automatically changing filter pad material to remove particulate matter from the tank. So follow along to see what method of mechanical filtration we choose for the BRS160! Do you have a favorite method of mechanical filtration?
The Genesis is the first automatically changing paper filter we had at BRS had ever come across (at Interzoo a few years back). The Genesis Paper Filter is a mechanical filter for your aquarium that uses a self changing roll of paper instead of the more commonly used filter sock. In the Genesis system water comes down through the overflow and passes through the sheet of filter paper in the filter. As the filter paper removes debris it slowly clogs. When that happens the water level rises and flows out a secondary exit. As the water flows out the secondary exit it passes over a water wheel. The water wheel rotates and mechanically turns the roll of paper, exposing fresh new paper. Compared to other similar concepts out there, the Genesis is unique because it doesn't require any electricity. The rolls are not controlled by motors and float switches, but is entirely mechanically via the water wheel. The secondary outlet also functions as a backup. In the event you are not
The Theiling Rollermat is like a filter sock, except that it filters detritus out of the water column by passing it through filter paper off of a long roll. As the filter paper clogs, the water level in the cleaner rises. When the water rises it activates a float switch that causes the roll of paper to rotate, exposing fresh new filter material. This method results in a filter that is smaller and less expensive than models that rely on a mechanical water wheel. Connect with us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BulkReefSupply Check out our pics on Instagram: http://instagram.com/bulkreefsupply
Filter socks are often used in saltwater tanks to keep the water column free of particles so your water looks crystal clear. If you change and clean your filter socks regularly, they can be a component of your nutrient export maintenance cycle. Most reefers use the felt filter sock on the output of their overflow pipes so the water leaving the tank has to pass through. The felt-like filter material will catch food, fish poop and particulate matter. This will stop the material from being recirculated back into the tank. If you are diligent about swapping these out, you can avoid the release of nitrate and phosphate that is made from the organic matter in the filter sock. Filter socks come in mesh or felt and with draw strings or plastic rings. Vertex and CPR Aquatics make holders for the plastic ring filter socks. The mesh filter socks are more commonly used for media filtration like carbon and GFO. However, the mesh can be used to capture large particles like whole fish food© 2020 Bulk Reef Supply. All Rights Reserved.