Lighting Videos

The experienced BRStv team covers everything you need to know about LED lights, T5 fluorescent, LED hybrids and metal halide lighting to successfully illuminate your saltwater aquarium or reef tank.
  1. Stop killing corals with these simple steps! How to Master PAR and keep your corals alive for years.

    Stop killing corals with these simple steps! How to Master PAR and keep your corals alive for years.

    Ryan continues our exploration of successful reef tank lighting with an in-depth explanation of PAR, PUR, and DLI and what these commonly misunderstood acronyms mean for the health of corals in your tank. \n
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  2. Master Coloration once and for all. Keep that coral fluorescence from the store and improve on it

    Master Coloration once and for all. Keep that coral fluorescence from the store and improve on it

    Ryan continues our quest to master reef tank lighting and shows you how to maintain and even manipulate those brilliant colors your coral display.
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  3. Master Spectrum - It’s time to change the way we think about reef tank LED lighting

    Master Spectrum - It’s time to change the way we think about reef tank LED lighting

    Learn why light spectrum is so important to the coral inside your tank and how to create an optimal light spectrum using LED lights.
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  4. Master Spread - The Secret to Mimicking the Sun and Sky with Your Reef Tank Lighting!

    Master Spread - The Secret to Mimicking the Sun and Sky with Your Reef Tank Lighting!

    Ryan shows you how to make a few simple changes to your existing LED light to achieve the ideal light spread over your reef aquarium.
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  5. A new concept in tank lighting? The 5-Minute Guide to Lighting Like a Pro!

    A new concept in tank lighting? The 5-Minute Guide to Lighting Like a Pro!

    Learn how to master reef tank lighting using light spread, spectrum, and PAR like the pros!
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  6. BRStv Investigates EcoTech Marine's Radion XR30 G4 Pro LED Light

    BRStv Investigates EcoTech Marine's Radion XR30 G4 Pro LED Light

    Find out if upgrading your beloved Radion LED Light is really worth it in this week's BRStv Investigates with Randy.
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  7. How to use a PAR Meter the RIGHT way! This is your 5-Minute Guide to PAR Meters

    How to use a PAR Meter the RIGHT way! This is your 5-Minute Guide to PAR Meters

    Find out how to use a PAR meter to dial your reef tank lighting and be confident your corals are getting the light they need to thrive.
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  8. Are you using your AI Hydra 26HD to peak performance? We tested height, spacing and PAR to find out!

    Are you using your AI Hydra 26HD to peak performance? We tested height, spacing and PAR to find out!

    Even though new versions of the popular Hydra series lights have been released, we listened to your requests and reviewed the original Hydra TwentySix HD light to find the optimal mounting configuration and share our BRS Recommended light settings.
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  9. Reef lighting - The cheapest approach to lighting your saltwater tank | Reef FAQs

    Reef lighting - The cheapest approach to lighting your saltwater tank | Reef FAQs

    Choosing the most economical lighting option for your reef tank is not best approached by simply looking at the cost of the LED module, instead you want to find a way to avoid the endless cycle of upgrades and replacing failed equipment.
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  10. PAR meter rental: Setting your reef tank LED lighting schedule - Reef FAQs

    PAR meter rental: Setting your reef tank LED lighting schedule - Reef FAQs

    There is almost no other area in reefing where $50 can have as big of an impact on your tank as renting a PAR meter. Now that BRS offers a PAR rental service, you can get all of the benefits of setting up your LED lights with a PAR meter for a reasonable cost. For LED lights, the Apogee MQ-510 Full Spectrum Par Meter is the ideal option because it is tuned specifically for underwater use with LED light. The Apogee MQ-210 Quantum Meter is more appropriate for use with T5 and Metal Halide lighting. Using a PAR meter to set up your LED lights will benefit you in three major ways. 1. Ensure you are getting maximum performance from your high-end aquarium LED lights. Lets face it, quality LED lighting is not cheap and it is safe to assume all of us want to get the best performance possible. By guessing or relying on others you are leaving room for error and essentially wasting all of the money you spent on high-end LED lights for your reef tank.

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