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Skimz Mini Recirculating Reactor incorporates internal DC pump for versatility, performance

Skimz is launching three recirculating biopellet reactors in the near future that utilizes an internal DC pump and adjustable outlet control based on your bioload and aquarium needs. The new Skimz Mini Recirculating Reactors will come in three sizes and besides the DC pump and adjustable outlet, Skimz notes these reactors will allow you to

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Answers to the top 10 questions about the MindStream aquarium monitor

We are writing on location in beautiful Vermont and yesterday we spent a whole day in the offices of Step Ahead Innovations trying to wrap our head around their exciting new MindStream Aquarium Monitoring System. It really took a whole day for us to dive deep into the MindStream monitor and to understand nearly all

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Brightwell NeoNitro gives your ULNS a dose of nitrogen

Brightwell NeoNitro is a balanced nitrogen source for those of yo running an ultra low nutrient system (ULNS). Although we often fight like mad to keep nitrogen and phosphates out of the aquarium, but with the ULNS you may actually need to add a nitrogen source to help with the natural uptake of phosphates. Like

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An ode to purple Montipora digitata in the aquarium, and in nature

Purple Montipora digitata is hands down, one of the most beautiful and colorful small polyp stony corals available for aquariums, bar none. There, we’ve said it, professed our love for a coral that no matter how many times you’ve seen it, a bright and colorful specimen will outshine just about any other coral in a

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Brightwell NeoPhos, a phosphorus supplement for ULNS

Brightwell NeoPhos is phosphorus supplement for Ultra-Low Nutrient Reef Aquarium Systems (ULNS). Although the product isn’t “new” it deserves a bit of Reef Builders attention. For those of you running ULNS systems, NeoPhos is a balanced nitrogen source for these types of environments. Brightwell Aquatics recommends using it in conjunction with with MICROBACTER7 and REEF

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The deep sea is on display in Curacao

To most people the Mesophotic Zone is an entirely unknown part of the ocean that very few study and even fewer have physically visited. Yet these areas are more diverse than anticipated and contain a cornicopia of life from the tiniest crustaceans to deep sea giants like 6-gilled sharks. The mesophotic zone in the open

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MindStream Aquarium Monitor goes live on Kickstarter

The MindStream Kickstarter campaign kicks off today with the new, potentially revolutionary new water monitoring device going to the first round of backers for the totally reasonable sum of $499. Currently, aquarium water quality management and testing can be one of the most time intensive, laborious, and expensive parts of keeping a marine aquarium. If

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The Fragging Phenomenon Part Deux

In 1992, I wrote my first article on the fragmenting of corals, fragging for short. At that time fragging corals was primarily done on soft corals and was done more out of the necessity to preserve the corals we had, rather than to share the wealth or any other reason. At that time, our success

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Neptune Systems presents inaugural “Marine Aquarium Hobbyist of the Year” award in September

Know someone in the hobby that is making a difference? Have an awesome person in your club going above and beyond to help fellow hobbyists succeed? Then Neptune Systems is looking for your help. Neptune Systems is doing its part to recognize the great people that make this hobby so fun with the inaugural Marine Aquarium

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Marine BioSystems puts a biopellet reactor inside a protein skimmer

Marine Biosystems, the company that brought us their unique new 3D printed biopellet reactor with the complete whole chamber spinning design have another innovation up their sleeve. While it is poorly illustrated in the video below, what Marine Biosystems has done is to put a biopellet reactor right inside a protein skimmer. Some companies have tried

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