The BRStv Investigates video series is an ongoing exploration of popular reef tank theories, methods and equipment. Randy, Ryan and the team create experiments in the BRS lab and share the results about a variety of saltwater aquarium topics so you can separate the fact from fiction.
Exploring the distribution of light in an aquarium gives us insight into how the different lighting solutions spread light throughout our tanks. From top to bottom and from left to right, how do the...Read moreColor blending is how all the individual light spectrums from different bulbs and individual LED diodes blend together to create a uniform light spectrum and appearance in your aquarium. If you have...Read moreAchieving brilliant color in your reef tank requires the right light spectrum to bring out the very best in your corals. Find out how!Read moreWe know corals need light to survive but the key to maintaining thriving coral in captivity goes far behind simply illuminating the tank. The color of the light (spectrum), amount of light (PAR), and...Read moreWhen mounting an LED fixture over the top of your aquarium, the distance between the source of light and the water's surface significantly affects the light's performance in the way of coverage. If...Read moreWhile there are many factors that come into play when making an educated choice for lighting your reef aquarium, the cost is one of those predominant factors that can really make or break your...Read moreWe tested over 50 popular reef tank lighting solutions to find out which ones cut through the shadows the best!Read moreCan we drastically improve the success rates for new reef aquarium owners and beat the ugly stage using what we learned during our initial biome investigation? We plan to find out!Read more