This Week in Reefing – Phosphate Factories, Crappy PAR Meters, and Why Air Sucks!

This Week, Ryan & Randy answer the unanswered questions from recent BRStv Investigates tests. Find out the untold story of calcium reactor media, how reef tank lighting manufacturers have been shooting themselves in the feet, and which tool is the best for measuring PAR…plus a whole lot more!

Recorded Live on the BRStv YouTube Channel on 9/16/2021

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This Week in Reefing – Are We Cycling All Wrong?

This Week in Reefing: There’s got to be more behind cycling an aquarium than just ammonia. Is there a reason why new saltwater tanks just seem harder to cycle into maturity than tanks in the past? What can DNA testing tell us about when our tanks are TRULY cycled?

Recorded Live on the BRStv YouTube Channel on 9/9/2021

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This Week in Reefing – Ryan’s 360 Coming Down?

This Week in Reefing: Is it time to say farewell to Ryan’s Dream 360 Reef Tank? Ryan & Randy discuss what worked and what didn’t work with the 360, plus what the future holds. Spoiler alert, it can’t stay where it is for much longer.

Recorded Live on the BRStv YouTube Channel on 9/3/2021

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BRStv LIVE – Why Reefing Rocks!

This Week in Reefing takes a dive into some of the latest news, info, and behind the scenes from around the Reefing Hobby and within the walls of Bulk Reef Supply. Today Ryan & Randy talk about some changes to the faces of BRStv, splitting the BRStv YouTube Channels, why you would light your tank with white light, and a whole lot more!

Recorded Live on the BRStv YouTube Channel on 8/26/2021

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Is Keeping a Saltwater Aquarium Expensive?

Looking for a few tips to shave some cost off of your reef keeping budget? Thomas has his Top 10 Tips for keeping a little cash in your pocket while still having an awesome reef tank!

00:00 – Intro
00:32 – Reefing is not a competition.
01:38 – Get a smaller tank.
02:45 – Stick to the basics.
03:43 – RODI water at home.
04:33 – Buy in bulk.
05:20 – DIY your sump.
06:33 – Use soft plumbing.
07:53 – Avoid the “cheapest” gear.
09:04 – Common affordable livestock.
10:22 – There is no BEST coral.

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MACNA TALK: Dr. Andrew Rhyne: Will Cyanide detection tests lead to more informed fish purchases?

Dr. Andrew L. Rhyne, has invested his career in understanding marine ornamental aquaria: the biology of aquarium fishes and invertebrates, as well as the industry driven by human fascination for these creatures. The trade in aquarium species can be considered a data limited industry and the lack of available trade data hinders sustainability movements within the trade. Andy has worked to develop solutions to these data gaps.

If you’re like us an have purchased wild caught fish, this MACNA talk will make you think about and reflect on the choices that we have made in the past and choices that we will make in the future as hobbyists.

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MACNA TALK: Todd Gardner: How the reefing hobby’s innovations drive marine aquaculture

Todd Gardner is a professor of Aquaculture at Carteret Community College in Morehead City, NC, and owner of Coastal Biocultures, a new venture specializing in cultured and sustainably-caught living treasures.

His life and his career have both been shaped by his passion for marine life and he has written numerous scientific and popular articles about his research and experiences collecting, keeping, and culturing marine organisms.

Todd’s professional background includes work on a National Geographic documentary, commercial aquaculture at C-quest Hatchery in Puerto Rico, and an 11-year term at the Long Island Aquarium where he spent much of his time developing techniques for rearing marine fish larvae.

To date he has raised more than 50 species.

In 2013 Todd received the prestigious Aquarist of the Year Award from the Marine Aquarium Society of North America (MASNA). In his spare time, Todd dives, photographs marine life, runs marathons, and plays in a blues band.

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MACNA TALK: Dr. Chad Callan: Using captive bred aquacultured to reduce pressure on the wild

Dr. Chad Callan is the Director of the Finfish Research Program at Oceanic Institute of Hawaii Pacific University (OI). OI has been a world leader in the development of applied aquaculture technologies for both marine fish and shrimp for over 50 years.

He has been at OI for over 14 years and has researched the culture of numerous marine fish species ranging from Mullet, Jacks, Rabbitfish and Groupers as well as ornamental species such as Dwarf Angelfish and Yellow Tang. In 2015, his lab at OI was the first to successfully culture the Yellow Tang, which is the most commercially important reef species in that region. His lab continues to refine the culture processes for this, and many other, marine species in aims to provide additional sustainable alternatives to their wild collection.

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MACNA TALK: Dr. Judy St. Leger: How hobbyists can help grow the ornamental aquaculture research

Dr. Judy St. Leger is a marine animal veterinarian that worked for SeaWorld. She started Rising Tide Conservation, a program to promote marine ornamental aquaculture as an alternative to collecting fish.

With the help of leaders in both the hobby and display aquarium fields, she is now the president of Rising Tide Conservation. In December of 2018, Dr. St. Leger left SeaWorld to focus on marine species pathology and to advance Rising Tide to the next level.

Go back and check out the full MACNA Talks 2019 playlist HERE on our YouTube channel!