Live Sand Videos

  1. BRStv Product Spotlight - Brightwell Aquatics Microbacter Dry Rock Bacteria Starter Kit

    Is This the Fastest Way to Cycle Dry Rock for Reef Tanks? Brightwell Dry Rock Bacteria Starter Kit

    The convenient Brightwell Aquatics Microbacter Dry Rock Bacteria Starter kit contains everything you need to get your tank started the RIGHT way.
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  2. Top 10 Caribsea Sand Mistakes

    Which CaribSea Live Sand did you make these mistakes with? Ocean Direct, Fiji Pink, Special Grade?

    Learn what NOT to do when using live sand in your reef aquarium with this list of the Top 10 Caribsea Sand Mistakes.
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  3. What's on the bottom of your bare bottom tank? - #AskBRStv

    What's on the bottom of your bare bottom tank? - #AskBRStv

    On this #AskBRStv we answer BSReef's question on Instagram about what we use to cover the bottom of our bare bottom tanks. The answer is textured ABS board, but tune in to see why we use it and how we get it installed! 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. See what others are asking over on IG with the #AskBRStv! Catch our latest Instagram photos and videos...

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  4. Live Rock and Sand Selection for Ultra Low Maintenance Reef Tanks | BRStv Tank Trials EP6

    Live Rock and Sand Selection for Ultra Low Maintenance Reef Tanks | BRStv Tank Trials EP6

    Today on BRStv Investigates: Tank Trials we are selecting rock and sand options for our three Ultra Low Maintenance tanks. In this episode we'll share our thoughts on what makes certain sand and rock choices conducive to a ULM tank and then give away 100lbs of free dry rock at the end! This week we're asking your thoughts on ULM water, salt and ATOs over on Reef2Reef, so head over and join in! Check out our options for selecting your own ULM Rock and Sand! Today on BRStv Investigates:...

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  5. FAQ #20: Why use MarinePure for filtration VS deep sand beds?

    FAQ #20: Why use MarinePure for filtration VS deep sand beds?

    In our 20th episode of the 52 FAQ, we are answering Mack Jones question from week 13: "When Marine Pure Ceramic Biomedia plates are substrated in the sump without water flowing through them, wouldn't they just become anaerobic filters over time? Why not save $500 and just have a deep sand bed for filtration?" Those are two pretty hotly debated topics wrapped up into one question. Deep sand bed’s and marine pure in general provide an environment capable of converting nitrate into nitrogen gas. E...

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  6. Can you add sand to a bare bottom tank? | 52 FAQ

    Can you add sand to a bare bottom tank? | 52 FAQ

    Today we are answering SC Prepper's question "Could you start a tank bare and add sand later?" Adding sand to an existing tank can be done at any time. The biggest issue comes with how cloudy the tanks water can become from tiny particles in the bag of sand. We show you a few tricks on how to minimize how long it takes to clear your tank up. If you have any other tricks please feel free to share...

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  7. Week 12: Proof: Live Sand isn't as dull as you thought! | 52 Weeks of Reefing #BRS160

    Week 12: Proof: Live Sand isn't as dull as you thought! | 52 Weeks of Reefing #BRS160

    We're a dozen weeks into the BRS160, and we're making a ton of progress! This week were weighing all of our options for sand, and choosing which is best for us. Follow along with us and discover which sand is best for you and your system! In the reef tank sand provides surface area for beneficial bacteria to populate and filter your tank. However, If you have enough live rock or filtration media in the sump it's not required for that purpose. The main reason reefers use sand is purely for aesthetic...

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  8. Saltwater Basics - Water, Rock & Sand

    Saltwater Basics - Water, Rock & Sand

    This episode of BRSTV, we discuss the basics of saltwater tank set up as it relates to rock, sand and water. See how easy it is to make pure water at home and about the different varieties of sand and how rock can help cycle your tank. Disclaimer...

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