Skimmers, Reactors, and Filtration Videos

A full library of educational videos about protein skimmers, algae scrubbers, media reactors, calcium reactors, aquarium filtration systems, ozonizers and uv sterilizers to help you maintain optimal water quality inside your reef tank.
  1. Theiling Compact Rollermat

    Theiling Compact Rollermat: Ditch the filter socks. Roll up your reef tank waste automatically!

    Find out how to maintain crystal clear water and automatically remove waste before it breaks down into nitrate and phosphate using a Theiling Compact Rollermat!
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  2. Nyos Quantum Protein Skimmers

    Nyos Quantum Protein Skimmer: A crystal clear skimmer for crystal clean reef tank!

    Three types of control, clear pump volute and bubble plate and titanium screws are just a few of the unique features you get with Nyos. Check it out as Thomas shows us that these skimmers have way more the offer than what meets the eye.
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  3. AutoAqua Smart Security System: Protection from the most common reef tank failures in one bundle.

    AutoAqua Smart Security System: Protection from the most common reef tank failures in one bundle.

    Learn how these three little devices can save you thousands and give you the peace of mind that your tank is protected.
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  4. How to raise pH in saltwater tank with a CO2 scrubber - BRStv Reef FAQs

    How to raise pH in saltwater tank with a CO2 scrubber - BRStv Reef FAQs

    For those of you looking for the growth and metabolic health benefits of maintaining a pH of 8.3, scrubbing CO2 is one of the easiest and most reliable ways to achieve that goal. Presuming you are maintaining alkalinity properly, high carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air surrounding your tank is the #1 cause of low pH. Excess CO2 in the air transfers to the tank via natural gas exchange and creates carbonic acid which lowers the pH of the tank. An air exchanger on your AC or furnace is the best solution but it is expensive if you don’t already have one. Opening a window and/or doors for 24 hours will let the excess CO2 escape also and should be your first step in order to identify that CO2 is indeed your problem. If pH rises after opening the windows for 24 hours, then you can be fairly confident that excess CO2 is suppressing the pH in your aquarium. How to use a CO2 Scrubber Since keeping windows and doors open

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  5. Calcium reactor setup - The easy way for your reef aquarium - Reef FAQs

    Calcium reactor setup - The easy way for your reef aquarium - Reef FAQs

    Calcium reactors and the word “easy” in the same sentence is sort of an oxymoron because reactors get a bad rap for being difficult. The facts are, once you understand the concept it really is not all that hard. Our mission here is to share the easiest approach to calcium reactor setup that an average reefer can do with readily available equipment. A calcium reactor uses carbon dioxide to melt old coral skeleton and enrich the tank water with calcium and alkalinity. Presumably, in the same ratio that the new coral skeleton will use it. In addition, other elements bound up in the coral skeleton, such as strontium, are also added in the process. Calcium reactors are often presented as these complex devices that require all sorts of tuning but that is nonsense. They can look intimidating just because of all the plumbing, chambers and tubing but operationally they are quite simple. All you need to do is set it up to dose a consistent strength solution

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  6. Are some calcium reactor media types more potent than others? - BRStv Investigates

    Are some calcium reactor media types more potent than others? - BRStv Investigates

    Although there is a relatively small selection of popular calcium reactor media, people still ask which one is the best? Trying to truly define the “BEST” is difficult because it can be subjective based on an individual’s needs and preferences. So when it comes to choosing calcium reactor media, the decision could be made on lowest cost, size options, highest purity or where the media was sourced, dissolvability, amount of major/minor/trace elements they provide, or even just by popularity and longest history of users overall. Either way, there is definitely more information to be learned about the various reactor medias. At the very minimum, we attempt to answer the following question. Do different types of Calcium Reactor medias have different max saturation points? This data will determine if one media will provide a higher concentration of calcium carbonate over another at a given pH point and when combined with the various

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  7. Red Sea Reefer Protein Skimmers - BRStv Saltwater Tank Gear Reviews

    Red Sea Reefer Protein Skimmers - BRStv Saltwater Tank Gear Reviews

    The NEW Red Sea Protein Skimmers are available in three models. In terms of the price point you are looking at a middle of the road skimmer that is packed with high-end features for your reef aquarium.   Red Sea RSK 300 Reefer Internal Protein Skimmer - $299.00 Red Sea RSK 600 Reefer Internal Protein Skimmer - $449.00 Red Sea RSK 900 Reefer Internal Protein Skimmer - $549.00 High Performance Sicce Pump Starting with the heart of any skimmer, the pump, Red Sea chose the hobby favorite Sicce brand PSK needle wheel pump to drive foam production. Sicce brand pumps are made in Italy by a company that specializes in pumps which is why this brand has such a long standing reputation of producing top-notch pumps that deliver reliable performance day in and day out. Injection Molded Components Beyond the pump, the entire skimmer is made of injection molded plastic and acrylic which is far different from the machined

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  8. Do secondary calcium reactor chambers scrub excess CO2 & increase effluent pH? - BRStv Investigates

    Do secondary calcium reactor chambers scrub excess CO2 & increase effluent pH? - BRStv Investigates

    Every calcium reactor has a primary chamber that recirculates CO2 and melts the calcium reactor media, however, some reactors have a secondary reaction chamber intended to be filled with additional calcium carbonate media. This secondary or effluent chamber is then supposed to increase the pH of the solution by removing some of the dissolved CO2 and also increase the calcium carbonate concentration because of the longer contact time with the media. We put this to the test in order to answer two questions: 1. Will secondary calcium reactor chambers, intended to off-gas excess CO2, really result in a higher pH of the effluent/outlet solution and therefore help to maintain a higher pH in the display? 2. Will the secondary chamber increase the potency (amount of dissolved calcium carbonate) of the calcium reactor’s effluent solution? Calcium reactors will typically cause a slight drop in average pH values inside your

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  9. Mechanical filtration? Protein skimmers, filter socks & reactors - The BRS/WWC System Ep8 - BRStv

    Mechanical filtration? Protein skimmers, filter socks & reactors - The BRS/WWC System Ep8 - BRStv

    How important is mechanical filtration? Today on BRStv, Ryan discusses the benefits of mechanical filtration in a reef tank to help remove organics and particulates before they can pollute the water. That means using filter socks for large particulates, skimmers for dissolved organics and media reactors for media like carbon. #BRSWWC #reefingmethods It wouldn't be BRStv without a giveaway! WIN a $50 Gift Card, below! Click Here How often are you swapping socks? Answer on our R2R forum! Click Here This is going to be one for the books and we look forward to you following along as we attempt to re-create WWC's unbelievable success they've had with the stunning tanks in their Orlando shop, as well as show you how you can do it at home! *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

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  10. Is Somatic 90 the least expensive sump & skimmer combo? | #AskBRStv

    Is Somatic 90 the least expensive sump & skimmer combo? | #AskBRStv

    While browsing the Reef2Reef.com threads Randy found a question from a member who was looking for a sump and skimmer for a 90gal FOWLR tank that didn't drain his wallet. Here's what he found! 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. The reefing community is full of knowledge and full of answers! Join in over on our Reef2Reef.com Sponsor page. Welcome to #AskBRStv where we take questions from you, the reefing community, across all of our social networks and forums and answer them right here on YouTube! From how your reef gear works to coral and fish care and everything in between, we're here to answer your questions and share collective hobby knowledge with the community at large. *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

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