Reef Tank Plumbing Videos

  1. 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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  2. 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! https://brs.li/AskBRStv_iTunes_Podcast https://brs.li/AskBRStv_Google_Podcast

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. BRStv Investigates: Which reduces more flow, 45 or 90 degree elbows?

    BRStv Investigates: Which reduces more flow, 45 or 90 degree elbows?

    Today on BRStv, we have a brand new episode for 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! Join us this week as we quickly discuss the differences in head pressure loss between two 45 degree elbows versus one 90 degree elbow. It is a heavily debated topic in our hobby which seems to have a very simple answer. Also, we provide you with a sneak peak of upcoming BRStv Investigates episodes as well as show off some new additions to the BRS family! So follow along as we investigate today's question, provide a little insight into plumbing fittings, and help make reefing just a bit more fun and easy. Want to join the discussion? http://www.reef2reef.com/threads/head-pressures-are-your-elbows-making-a-difference.291800/ Be sure to watch and keep an eye out for future episodes as we test refugiums, ceramic media, and more! *Legal Stuff* The

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  8. FAQ #27: What plumbing fittings did we use on the BRS 160 reef aquarium?

    FAQ #27: What plumbing fittings did we use on the BRS 160 reef aquarium?

    http://brs.li/pumps-plumbing 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 the question: "What plumbing fittings did you use on the BRS 160?" There are a handful of fittings that the team at BRS prefers to use on a vast majority of their tank builds and there is no shortage of them on the BRS 160. Unions, Ball Valves, Check Valves, Gate Valves, Color PVC, and Loc Line all play their part on the 160’s plumbing layout. A few quick tips, when it comes to gluing plumbing fittings there is a trick to ensure the best fit and finish. Apply glue to both glue joints, insert them together, give a quarter twist to the fitting while making sure the angles of the fittings match the needs of your plumbing setup, then be sure to hold them tightly together so they don’t push away from each other as the glue cures. Also, I really like to use threaded ver

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  9. Which plumbing fittings, design, and equipment can be used on a return manifold? | 52 FAQ

    Which plumbing fittings, design, and equipment can be used on a return manifold? | 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 a couple questions from Week 5 specifically regarding return manifolds: like "What fittings did you use to go from the PVC to push connect fittings on the manifold?", "What sort of equipment do you plan on running off the manifold?" and even "How do I design my own?" We’ll also touch on what a manifold is, popular uses, and why you might want one for your tank. 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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  10. If I drill a 40 breeder aquarium, what overflow, bulkheads, and hole saws do I need? | 52 FAQ

    If I drill a 40 breeder aquarium, what overflow, bulkheads, and hole saws do I need? | 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 Sociophobian's question: “If I am to drill a 40 gallon breeder, what overflow should I use, what bulkhead, and how wide should I drill the glass for the hole?" 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. *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 agents disclaim all express or implied warranties, in any way, related to the products and their application as presented in this video, make no representation or warranty regarding the products and the application as presented in this video and shall not b

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