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DIY: Tool Maintenance

When you get into this hobby there are certain tools that go along with maintaining the aquarium system. Using the correct tools and keeping them in top shape will make you job easier. Unfortunately most tools are taken for granted…

The quest for improved pH levels: Heat/Energy Recovery Ventilators

PH is one of the most important parameters governing the growth and calcification of corals in the wild and in our reef tanks. However keeping aquarium pH water within a desirable range can be difficult with elevated indoor carbon dioxide…

First Impressions: CoralVue Hydros

Innovation is key for any industry to survive. As a product developer in the real world I can truly appreciate what it takes to bring a product to market. But as a 23 year hobbyist I have probably seen and…

The Myth of LPS Corals Living in ‘Dirty Water’

Every day that we observe corals in the ocean and take care of them in our aquarium it becomes clearer how important feeding is to them. Recently while watching a live video from our good friend Shane Danger Coleman, we…

All That You Need When Setting Up A Reef Tank

As you navigate the kind of muddy waters of “New-to-Reef-Aquariums-Land”, you’re bombarded by tons of different messages about what you need, what you don’t need, what you SHOULD do, what you SHOULD NOT do…it’s a very noisy world. So, here…

Beyond the very beginning…stocking your reef for success

If you ask most level-headed reef hobbyists, one of the most enjoyable parts of the game is stocking our systems with corals and fishes. Now, on the surface, this seems like just a super-fun thing to do- and it IS-…

If You Ain’t Testing, You’re Just Guessing!

Aquarium Water Testing By: Scott Davidson I always remember this phrase from my earliest days of reef keeping.  Although I can’t remember who coined the phrase, it has always stuck with me.  It would always conjure the image of someone standing in…

So Many Tanks…So Many Possibilities…
When you’re considering your first reef aquarium, one of the things you probably need to give more thought to is…your aquarium! And now, more than ever, there are multiple options. For your first reef tank, a realistic option might be…
So, you’re ready to set up your first reef tank!

So, you’re ready to set up your first reef tank! You’ve seen all the cool pictures, read all of the tank build threads on the popular forums, and drooled over all of the awesome corals that are available…Yeah, you’re really…

The unique colors of indonesian acropora

Variety is the spice of life and that’s no different than in the reefing world where collectors are always seeking different acros that they don’t have, wether it be different in combination of colors, form, or even a specific color…