Refugium Videos

  1. BRStv Product Spotlight-Tunze Eco Chic Waterproof LED Light

    Want to Display Your Macroalgae Refugium Without the Blurple Color? Tunze White Eco Chic LED

    Slim, convenient, and stylish, the Tunze Eco-Chic LED just might be the perfect light for your nano-display tank or refugium.
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  2. Top Mistakes Refugium Lighting

    What's the Best Approach to Using and Choosing the Right Refugium Light?

    Get the inside scoop on refugium lighting so you don't have to make the same mistakes we did.
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  3. Refugium Mistakes: The WRONG way to set up a refugium.

    Refugium Mistakes: The WRONG way to set up a refugium.

    Ryan and Randy are back this week with another TOP 15 FAILS list to help you guys not repeat the same mistakes we have. Our hosts share some classic mistakes about building and maintaining a refugium on your reef tank alongside valuable advice to ensure your refugium is a success...

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  4. Can an Algae Scrubber outperform a Protein Skimmer at excess nutrient removal? | BRStv Investigates

    Can an Algae Scrubber outperform a Protein Skimmer at excess nutrient removal? | BRStv Investigates

    Randy and the crew find out if turf algae scrubbers can really outperform classic reef tank filtration methods in the latest BRStv Investigates.
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  5. BRStv Investigates: PAR & Spectrum Testing for Effective Refugium Lights

    BRStv Investigates: PAR & Spectrum Testing for Effective Refugium Lights

    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...

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  6. BRStv Investigates: Refugium lights and chaetomorpha testing, taken to the next level!

    BRStv Investigates: Refugium lights and chaetomorpha testing, taken to the next level!

    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...

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  7. BRStv Investigates: The best refugium light test is complete, and what is coming next!

    BRStv Investigates: The best refugium light test is complete, and what is coming next!

    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...

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  8. FAQ #45: Can a refugium be too effective at absorbing nutrients?

    FAQ #45: Can a refugium be too effective at absorbing nutrients?

    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 googlereallysucks question: "Can macro algae in a refugium drive nutrients too low?" Overall a refugium is very unlikely to strip your tanks nutrients to a level that is too low. When it comes to nutrients in a reef tank, a majority of people are only referring to nitrate and phosphate, but they are very...

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