Stable Reef water parameters make a sucessful reef

In keeping a successful reef, your water needs to match as closely to the ocean. It’s been proven. You can go look at any successful reef tank and look at it. Then you can ask the owner about why it…

Nutramar Ogo Freeze-dried, natural algae

Nutramar Ogo promises not to compromise water quality, we are wondering if that means leaking phosphates into your aquarium water like most green and purple nori does. Said to be packed with amino acids, Vitamin C, zinc, unsaturated fatty acids,…

Ecosystem releases eco system mini, nano aquarium

Ecosystem got into the all in one nano aquarium game by releasing a all in one reef nano unit. The base models come in two sizes, 14 Gallon and 24 Gallon. Metal Halide and T5 lighting options are available, although…

H20 Ocean, could have been the best reef salt in the world

H2Ocean Pro+ is a new pro formula aquarium salt – produced by a solar evaporative process which produces a totally natural base salt where all of the main and trace elements and are in complete balance as nature intended. The…

Tank of the Month: February 2008, Reef Builders Member: Carym

In October of 2004, started with a smaller 30 gallon reef setup, still have some of the same corals and fish that I started with in that tank, but it was always a dream of mine to do a saltwater…

Saltwater aquariums: Critical water parameters for reef tanks

by Holle Abee Think of all the divers who go to such lengths to visit saltwater reefs for a view of the amazing sea life that inhabits the area. Now imagine that you can have a little corner of that…

Reef Builders Guide: How to setup a Reef Tank

    The best words I have to describe a coral reef is a “lush wasteland.” By this I mean many extremely different types of life inhabit a coral reef, yet it is incredibly nutrient poor. Reefs rely on powerful…

What should you test for in your saltwater aquarium, and how often?

To ensure that the water in your aquarium is up-to-par and meets the generally recommended standards for reef aquariums, regular testing is strongly recommended, not to say required. By: Albert J. Thiel

An Abridged How-to on Algae Control in your saltwater aquarium

  Algae— these simple, unicellular or colonial, photosynthetic eukaryotic plant cells, are remarkable. From planktonic blooms to giant kelp beds to algal films micrometers thin, algae of all types form the base of a global ecosystem, cycling carbon, oxygen and…

Why Reverse Osmosis is a must when keeping a saltwater aquarium

Maintaining good water quality is a foregone conclusion in fishkeeping, but it cannot be stressed long and hard enough when it comes to keeping corals. Perhaps it is not surprising then that some enthusiasts adopt almost clinical levels of cleanliness…