Heaters & Chiller Videos
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.Read more »
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
It's Week 8 of the BRS160 52 Weeks of Reefing, and this week we are going to talk about temperature control with a focus on stability. We will cover the different types of heaters, explain proper placement and demo a few different heaters accuracy and variation. We’ll also cover the temperature controllers, importance of calibration, chillers, fans and finish with our installation for the BRS 160. There is a fairly big range that a reef aquarium and it's inhabitants can survive in, commonly anywhere from 76 to 83 degrees. The biggest advantage to running higher temperatures is increased metabolic rates which can increase coral growth which is something most of us find desirable. Pretty much all of us will need a heater to maintain a stable temperature in the tank. Even in warmer states you probably frequently use an air conditioner to cool your home and even if you don't you probably have some particularly cool nights in the winter. In either case your home will be cool enough a© 2020 Bulk Reef Supply. All Rights Reserved.