Elos new Professional PO4 (Phosphate), K (Potassium) Test Kits

Elos has released two new professional line of test kits, Phosphate (PO4) and Potassium (K). These new kits were shown off at Interzoo 2010 with the complete testing line getting a complete revamp in packaging. However, these two new test…

Hanna introduces affordable ultra low range phosphate checker

Hanna Instruments added another great product to its small and simple “Checker” line of products with its Phosphorus Ultra Low Range Checker. The new model, HI 736, is similar to the previously released HI 713 Phoshate Checker except taking the…

N:P-X Biological Nitrate and Phosphate reducing carbon source from Red Sea

If you had any doubt regarding the claims reefers make about dosing vodka and other carbon sources to their tanks, the new N:P-X product from Red Sea should add a heaping tablespoon of credibility to the technique. N:P-X is a…

ROWA Crystal liquid additive phosphate reducer for fresh and marine tanks

ROWA Crystal is a new liquid additive from ROWA, the manufacturer of the first, and still the most potent granular ferric oxide (GFO) for the marine aquarium market. ROWA Crystal is designed to reduce the phosphate levels of aquarium water…

Hanna Phosphate Checker Review: notable compromises still worth the resolution and portability

The Hanna phosphate checker is a green, egg-shaped hand-held colorimeter for portable testing of phosphate concentration with digital precision. If you’re like us, you’ve probably been wondering how Hanna could make such a small and affordable little colorimeter that could…

Hanna Instruments new PO4 checker phosphate colorimeter

Hanna Instruments has released a new phosphate checker colorimeter that should make it easier for you to check your water parameters or at least phosphate. The new phosphate colorimeter has a resolution of 0.01 ppm (250 points) and 4% ±0.04…

AquaCare introduces phosphate reactor

Aquacare has released a new phosphate reactor. Should be avaiable in the US soon. Blurb from Aquacare: “The new AquaCare Phosphate-minus-Reactor PMR is filled with Phosphate-X-globuli and works with the most effective moving bed system. Blocking of the material is…

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…

Top Tips for Beginners and New Reef Aquarium Hobbyists

During my early years in the hobby virtually everyone I came into contact with, from shops to other hobbyists all said the same thing: “Keeping a saltwater tank is too difficult so don’t even bother trying”. Looking back I can…

Gracilaria vs Vibrio: The Antimicrobial Properties of Red Macroalgae

Bacteria of the family Vibrionaceae are some of the most universally present microbes in aquatic environments. Even well-established reef aquariums, exhibiting no apparent problems, likely contain a number of Vibrio bacteria species. This is because many species and strains of…