Reef Tank Plumbing Videos

  1. BRStv Product Spotlight - eShopps Prodigy Low-Profile Overflow Boxes

    Extremely Slim Overflow Box...I Mean, Tiny! Eshopps Prodigy Overflow

    Find out how the world's slimmest overflow boxes have more than good looks on their side.
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  2. BRStv Product Spotlight All-in-One Drop-In Filtration Kits

    Turn your undrilled saltwater tank into an All-In-One! Fiji Cube AIO Drop-In Kits

    Turn your 10, 20, or 40 gallon aquarium into an all-in-one tank complete with baffled filtration, surface overflow and media chambers! Fiji Cube's Drop-In kits fit perfectly into standard size tanks and provide an affordable platform to customize your tank without the hassle of a sump.

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  3. BRStv Product Spotlight - Abyzz DC Controllable Water Pumps

    A DC Return Pump That Might Outlive Your Reef Tank! Abyzz Pumps DC Controllable Pumps

    If you're in the market for the best DC controllable pump money can buy for a reef tank, the answer is Abyzz.
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  4. Top Mistakes Compact Theiling Rollermat

    Theiling Compact Automatic Fleece Rollermat: Tips You Should Know Before Installing on Your Tank

    Kicking your filter socks to the curb is easy but make sure you avoid these mistakes when installing your new Theiling Compact Rollermat.
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  5. Top 20 Return Pump Mistakes

    How to Avoid Mistakes & Choose the Right Return Pump for Your Reef Tank: Top 20 Return Pump Mistakes

    Learn from the Top 20 most common mistakes hobbyists make when using or installing a return pump!
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  6. Saltwater tank plumbing & more w/ Jeremy from Brightwell Aquatics! - #AskBRStv Live

    Saltwater tank plumbing & more w/ Jeremy from Brightwell Aquatics! - #AskBRStv Live

    We've got a special guest in house today. Jeremy joins Ryan and Randy for a little Q&A session about Brightwell additives and more! #AskBRStv Livestreams are available in Podcast form! Check them out on iTunes and Google Play below!

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  7. Ultra Low Maintenance Plumbing | BRStv Tank Trials EP5

    Ultra Low Maintenance Plumbing | BRStv Tank Trials EP5

    This week on BRStv Investigates - Tank Trials, Ryan shares your thoughts on what goes into making your return pumps, plumbing and heater choices Ultra Low Maintenance! We'll discuss redundancy, control, and longevity as it pertains to each Tank Trials tank as well as show you what we did for our Softie, LPS and SPS tanks! Join us this week on Reef2Reef for the conversation about your choices for ULM sand and rock! This week we are giving away a NEW Neptune Systems COR Pump! Sign up to win under the specials and deals tab above! Today on BRStv Investigates: Tank Trials, we want to know your thoughts on how to create a ULM aquascape and what you would choose for Ultra Low Maintenance sand and rock! Stay tuned as we follow the progression of Ultra Low Maintenance tanks for Softies & Polyps, LPS and SPS dominant reefs each with their own unique demands and requirements for success! We release a new BRStv Investigates episode each Friday, so don't forget to hit that subscribe

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  8. Bill Wann: Everything you wanted to know about aquarium plumbing and pumps, but were afraid to ask | MACNA Speakers 2017

    Bill Wann: Everything you wanted to know about aquarium plumbing and pumps, but were afraid to ask | MACNA Speakers 2017

    Bill Wann is known for his self-built 20,000-gallon full reef tank, which is the focal point of this living room. The tank is the largest privately owned tank of its kind in North America, and Wann designed it and all of its support systems (pipes, filters, sump pools). He literally built the house around the tank, making sure to include a very elaborate and nearly self-sufficient filtration system. His background is in the pharmaceutical equipment industry. Rebuilding and refurbishing analytical laboratory instruments and equipment. In his spare time, he has always managed and maintained tanks, most of them large, and getting bigger with every new build. Along the way, he had bought every brand of skimmer and calcium reactor he could find over the years and has always been disappointed by the quality and the lack of performance, which never seemed to match the claims. So he decided to build his own. As word of his tank spread interest in the product he made grew, and he began his

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  9. How To Properly Install Aquarium Bulkheads - BRStv How-To

    How To Properly Install Aquarium Bulkheads - BRStv How-To

    Bulkheads allow you to pass water from inside your aquarium to the outside that you can then attach standard plumbing fittings. If you want to add a sump or a closed loop water flow system, using bulkheads is pretty much required. We carry two different types, the standard ABS bulkheads that are by far the most common bulkheads, and then we offer Schedule 80 bulkheads that are heavy-duty and a little easier to install and remove. Installing the bulkheads does require you to drill a hole into your glass if you do not have one already, and we include an easy to follow chart on every bulkhead page. If you already have a hole in your tank, measure the hole and match it up with the largest bulkhead that will fit properly. If you do not have any holes in your aquarium, you can choose from any size you want to use and just follow the chart for the correct size drill bit for your tank. Clean the hole to remove any dirt, grime, or build-up that could cause the gasket not to seal properly against

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  10. Using PVC cement to bond PVC pipe & fittings - BRStv How-To

    Using PVC cement to bond PVC pipe & fittings - BRStv How-To

    Installing a sump or any additional external equipment will normally require using PVC pipe and fittings for plumbing, and if you have never done it before, or if you are a seasoned plumbing, we have a few tips and tricks that may make the job easier. We highly recommend dry fitting your plumbing to make sure all your pipe is the correct length, and that your fittings are angled in the right direction and orientation. At this point, a quick picture, and placing witness marks between each fitting and pipe section will help you realign the joints later. Work one joint at a time, and apply a thin coating of primer to the pipe and inside the fitting. Let that dry for 30 seconds or until the primer is no longer glossy. Then apply a layer of cement around the pipe and the fitting and insert the pipe into the fitting, giving the pipe a ¼ turn to any witness marks you may have. The ¼ turn will help ensure even application of the cement around the pipe and fitting. After the pipe is pushed i

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