Current USA’s disaster: Fission Nano Skimmer

Current is known for making good products. With smash hits like the Nova Extreme, satellite lighting, and soon to be Solana aquarium, we are used to getting quality products from this beast. However, what needs to be yanked off the…

Hydor releases “Marine Performer” Protein Skimmer

Hot of the heals of the Hydor Nano release, Hydor has released the Marine Performer protein skimmer for marine aquariums. The performer series features a quick disconnect “O” ring and a riser tube, features that are found on Euro Reef,…

Drs. Foster and Smith getting serious, Marine Depot eating market share?

It seems that Drs. Foster and Smith is getting deeper into the deep side of keeping saltwater reefs. They just launched Euro Reef protein skimmers. This is a huge step in offering a quality, medium cost protein skimmer for the…

Can oil prices put a damper on the saltwater reef aquarium industry?

Soon oil will probably break $100/barrel, the economy seems to be slowing. Is the reef industry in peril because of this? After all it is a hobby right? One of the first things to go after eating out is hobbies…

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…

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…

Diagram of a modern protein skimmer with a needlewheel pump

Another diagram of a needle wheel impeller pump with a modern protein skimmer. This should clear up a lot of confusion with protein skimmers. Read

Reproduction in Aquarium Corals: What do we know and what do we still have to learn?

By: ANN TARRANT Over the past decade aquarists have made remarkable advances in rearing scleractinian (hard or stony) corals (Siegel 1997). This has been possible as a result of a better understanding of nutrient cycling and improvements in technology, such…

AquaC XP Plus Phosphate Reactor Released

Apparently AquaC is getting into the reactor business, no longer content with just producing protein skimmers and accessories for them. They announced the edition of the Aqua C Plus Phosphate reactor. The XP Plus is built from high-quality acrylic and…