Heaters & Chiller Videos

Maintaining stable temperatures in your aquarium is crucial for success and library of BRStv videos about heaters and chillers will show you how to keep your aquarium or reef tank temperatures stable and avoid tank crashes.
  1. How to Stop Aquarium Heater Failures for Good! | Neptune Apex Controller Setup Guide

    How to Stop Aquarium Heater Failures for Good! | Neptune Apex Controller Setup Guide

    Learn how to set up your heater like a pro as Randy walks us through a bulletproof approach to aquarium heaters using your Neptune Systems Apex.
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  2. Best Aquarium Heaters of 2019

    Best Aquarium Heaters of 2019

    In these very special Best of 2019 video, we share our absolute favorite aquarium heaters plus an exciting announcement about a little secret we have been working on here at BRS.
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  3. Heated and circulated premixed saltwater storage, how long will it last? - BRStv Investigates

    Heated and circulated premixed saltwater storage, how long will it last? - BRStv Investigates

    We looked at the effects of heating and circulating premixed saltwater during storage by monitoring calcium and alkalinity levels over a 2 week period. We also observed the amount of precipitate leftover inside the container. We then compared the results with what we found previously during our BRS Investigates How long can I store saltwater after mixing? with the goal of providing you with the best methods for storing saltwater at home. We aim to answer two questions:  1. Do parameters like alkalinity and calcium shift in heated and well circulated reservoirs? 2. Will we see any related precipitation or crust in the bins after storage? We all desire stable numbers for Alkalinity and Calcium and if given the choice we’d rather not have to adjust those levels in our mixing bins prior to using the saltwater for our regular water changes.  Additionally, we look at precipitate in the containers after mixing

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  4. What's your favorite heater and target temperature? | #AskBRStv Live w/ Ryan & Randy

    What's your favorite heater and target temperature? | #AskBRStv Live w/ Ryan & Randy

    Did you see last week's BRS/WWC Hybrid System episode? Well, it was all about heaters and today Ryan and Randy are expanding on that conversation as well as taking your questions on heaters and tank temp.

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  5. Best heater management strategy for stable reef tank temperature - The BRS/WWC System Ep14 - BRStv

    Best heater management strategy for stable reef tank temperature - The BRS/WWC System Ep14 - BRStv

    Did you think reef tank temperature could be so important? Actually, this seems to be a commonly overlooked factor in a simple and stable reef tank and today Ryan discusses ways to manage tank temp, build redundancy into protecting the tank from high or low temps and building a temp management strategy for creating a successful tank in your home. #BRSWWC #reefingmethods WIN your very own ApexEL aquarium controller! Sign up below! SIGN UP HERE How long did your first heater last? Go vote on R2R! VOTE! 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

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  6. How to install and calibrate Eheim Jager aquarium heaters - BRStv How-To

    How to install and calibrate Eheim Jager aquarium heaters - BRStv How-To

    Eheim Jager heaters are one of the only heaters available for aquariums that have a built-in calibration function, and most heaters are relatively accurate, but we have found that some can be off as far as 4 degrees. Even though the Eheim heaters were one of the best as far as temperature deviation, having the ability to calibrate them makes them even better. Calibrating the heaters can be done either in your tank while they are running, but we highly suggest calibrating them in a 5-gallon bucket since it is a much smaller volume of water that can be heated or cooled much quicker, the only other thing you will need is a reliable thermometer or temperature probe. Once the heater has heated up the water to the indicated setting, you can use the thermometer or probe to read the temperature of the water, and if it does not match the heaters setting, then you will want to turn the red indicating arrow until it matches the same temperature of the water. That will allow you to accurately adjust

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  7. How to control your aquarium heaters using a ReefKeeper - BRStv How-To

    How to control your aquarium heaters using a ReefKeeper - BRStv How-To

    Controlling the temperature of a reef tank is very important, and most hobby grade heaters can be accurate enough on their own. One of the biggest keys to success in this hobby is making sure that everything has a fallback or redundancy with heaters being one of the most important. Typical heaters will last a year or so until one day they will fail and either get stuck on, or stuck off. By adding a temperature controller like a ReefKeeper to monitor and control your heaters power source, the chance of failure is almost none. By connecting your aquariums heater to a ReefKeeper Controller, and then taking a few minutes to program the controller, you can have the ReefKeeper monitor the temperature, and if it goes over your set point, it will turn cut the power off to the outlet turning your heater off. Then when the temperature goes below the set point, the outlet will turn back on again. Another nice feature of the ReefKeeper is its ability to have alarms set if parameters go out of range.

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  8. BRStv Investigates: How does water temperature effect your RODI unit?

    BRStv Investigates: How does water temperature effect your RODI unit?

    What does heating my water do to my BRS RODI unit performance? Do I get better filtration, TDS rejection, and RO Membrane filter life from heating or cooling my water before I filter it? It's these types of questions that drive today's BRStv Investigates episode! 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! In this video, Ryan tests various temperatures and how they effect performance of your RODI unit. The results are fairly surprising, but after Ryan breaks down why we see these results, the endpoint becomes much clearer! So follow along and see if today's test has you thinking of ways to heat your water before filtering, or if it is worth the effort at all! Also, be sure to keep an eye out for future episodes as we investigate everything from ceramic media effectiveness to how long your T5 bulbs

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  9. BRStv Investigates: How accurate are heaters and which one is the best?

    BRStv Investigates: How accurate are heaters and which one is the best?

    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 testing some of the most popular heaters used in aquariums looking at their accuracy and performance. We take a dive into the inner workings of how different styles of heaters function and what makes them accurate, and reliable. We tested a few different brands and styles of heaters and found some to be very precise where some others had a harder time holding a steady temperature. Watch today’s video to see what our test results were, and what heater we would use. There is always more to investigate, so keep an eye out for future episodes where we test bulb efficiency, refugiums, and more! Want to join the larger conversation? Come join us on Reef2Reef Click Here *Legal Stuff* The purpose and content of this video is to provide g

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  10. How do you calibrate your reef aquarium controller's temperature probe? | 52 FAQ

    How do you calibrate your reef aquarium controller's temperature probe? | 52 FAQ

    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 Mark Morgan's question from Week 42: how do you calibrate a controller's temperature probe. We’ll cover why you may need to consider calibrating your probe, as well as an overview of how to do so on some popular controllers. 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.

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