Refugium Lighting Videos
This Ask BRStv question, “How does the Aqua Illumination Prime Fuge HD LED stack up?”, came to us from our sponsor forum Reef2Reef.com. We tested the PAR and Spectrum to see how this new LED light from Aqua Illumination stacks up against the competition. Control Aqua Illumination included the same convenient and smart control options on the Prime Fuge that is included with their entire HD lineup of aquarium LED lights. You first have the option for manual control which is essentially plugging the light into a classic wall timer or aquarium controller and use one of the six available preset intensities. You can also connect directly to the AI Prime Fuge with it’s internal wiFi signal using the myAI app from your mobile device. Here you can gain complete control over the intensity and color spectrum as well as create custom lighting schedules. Spectrum To look at the color spectrum we used
In this BRStv Spotlight video, we are looking at how to use the EcoTech Marine Radion XR15 Freshwater Pro to light up the refugium on your saltwater tank. We'll show you what comes with the Radion, tips to mounting it on your tank as well as how to choose a spectrum and intensity to match your specific needs! Checkout the Radion Freshwater XR15 for your fuge here! The Radion XR15 Freshwater LED is a full featured lighting option for your refugium that is fully programmable and adjustable, all within a very small and compact footprint. Measuring just a bit over 1 and a half inches thick, this light can easily be tucked above refugiums with limited space and because it can be controlled, you can easily dial it in to just the right setting for your tank. And if you already own other EcoTech products, you can seamlessly integrate your refugium by wirelessly connecting them together into EcoSmartLive. Stay tuned as we continue to provide you with Spotlights on your favorite reef
On this BRStv Spotlight video, Randy is talking refugium lights! Kessil refugium LEDs to be precise, the H-series of lights are designed for plant growth and in our experience nothing compares to a purpose built refugium light. Some models are controllable with the H-Series Controller, where others just use simple dials to control the spectrum and intensity output. Need a new refugium light? We carry all the Kessil lights mentioned today at BulkReefSupply.com Kessil only makes LED lights and are well known and respected among many different fields like photo use, horticulture, and marine aquariums. If you are setting up a refugium or even a new system, make sure to check out Kessil lights and you will not be disappointed. *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
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! We have had numerous reefers ask us to test the Black Box LED lights that are available direct from China, and only cost around $100. We were a bit hesitant to test them since was a hard one to publicize because many manufacturers don't like the Black Box LEDs, but there are also a good share of people that have used them with great success, so we figured lets put them to the test! Now, can you grow coral and maintain a reef tank with a $100 LED? The simple answer is yes. However, if you expect it to perform like an Ecotech Radion, or AI Hydra, you will be disappointed. We have tried a few different versions of China LED aquarium lights and a majority of them are built the same, lacking an actual heat sink, non-UL approved power supplies, low-quality LEDs and
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 episode, we are putting refugium lights and chaetomorpha algae to the ultimate test in a real reef setting. We want to see if an appropriately sized refugium can help manage nutrients and also keep nuisance algae from growing in the display tank that are lit by a single Kessil A360WE LED light. As always we had our control tank, and then we lit the other three refugiums with a Kessil H380, Kessil H80, and a standard $5 compact fluorescent light that you can get at any local hardware store with a clip-on reflector. We then added equal sizes of chaeto algae to each refugium and let them grow. The display portion of our A/B test tanks housed cured live rock along with a couple of fish that we fed whole mysis shrimp for a real world setting. For results,
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 let you know what our ideal lighting choice is for a refugium and why. We put a handful of the best selling refugium lights to the test for the past couple months, documenting the growth rate of chaetomorpha algae and the ability to consume nitrates and phosphates compared to a control tank. After reviewing the results along with the lights spectrum and PAR levels we came to a conclusion for what our ideal refugium light should be. So what is next? We are breaking out the A/B test tanks to put refugiums and chaetomorpha to a real world test. So make sure to watch today’s video to see what we will be up to next. *Legal Stuff* The purpose and content of this video is to provide general information regarding the products and their applications as p
Welcome to Week 27 of 52 Weeks of Reefing! This week we are exploring how we can use algae to our advantage in the reef tank to help combat nitrates and phosphates...with refugiums! Refugiums are essentially a location in your tank (usually the sump) that allows you to provide a safe haven more micro fauna, as well as grow beneficial macro algae like chaetomorpha or caulerpa. There are a fair share of different types of refugiums out there today, with an equal amount of opinions on how to run them. The traditional refugiums with algae and/or live rock rubble are the most popular and effective in my experience, and some of the easiest to install and maintain. An older technology that is starting to gain more ground again is the algae turf scrubber. This is essentially a very efficient refugium; algae is grown between two light sources on a medium with water flowing past it and then periodically harvested. There are also a few more creative and unique options out there© 2020 Bulk Reef Supply. All Rights Reserved.