We Tanked our pH Using Automation, but the Fix is Simple

For the last few years we’ve been part of a cabal urging reefers to really push their aquarium pH ever higher to achieve robust stony coral growth. There are lots of little things you can do to elevate the pH…

New Fauna Marin Skim Breeze scrubs CO2 from your skimmer air

Fauna Marin just announced its Fauna Marin Skim Breeze, its new carbon dioxide absorbing granular media for protein skimmer air feed purification. Fauna Marin isn’t the first company to bring a CO2 absorbant to the aquarium market (Two Little Fishies CDX is one that comes…

Is CO2 causing your fish to act strange?

A new study published in the journal Scientific Reports, links neurological impairment in some fish to increased carbon dioxide levels. Researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral…

Dissolved Gases in Marine Aquaria: Saturation Problems and Solutions

If you’re like most marine aquarium hobbyists, you probably don’t give a great deal of thought to the levels of dissolved gases in your system beyond making sure you’re providing good aeration and circulation. But under certain circumstances, these levels…

Reef Toys P2O reactor uses advanced physics to discharge CO2

The Reef Toys P2O reactor is a brand new product category that strays far from the extremely thoughtful accessories and reactors that they’ve been making to date. It’s not too often something comes along which is completely new to the aquarium…

NOVA’s Lethal Seas program is a simple lesson in Carbonic chemistry

On a very basic level, some reefers kind of understand the interplay of carbon dioxide, carbonate, carbonic acid. However we’re not quite as sure that saltwater aquarists really understand how these chemicals affect pH and alkalinity, and especially how it…

6 Steps to Stable pH in a Saltwater System

Stability of water parameters is essential to success with marine aquariums, especially when it comes to keeping sensitive invertebrates. Among the various parameters that hobbyists often struggle to maintain at an appropriate level is pH, essentially a measure of how…

Two Little Fishies CDX CO2 scrubber helps keep pH up

Two Little Fishies CDX cleans up carbon dioxide before it enters your system helping to keep your aquarium’s pH from dropping due to excess atmospheric CO2 getting into your system. TLF CDX is a carbon dioxide absorbing system media that…

Petition targets 83 coral species for U.S. endangered species list protection

The Center for Biological Diversity recently prepared and filed a scientific petition to have 83 coral species listed as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The petition, filed on October 20, 2009, looks to use the powers of…

Coral Cryobank being developed to preserve the diversity of threatened coral species

The Coral Cryobank is the first global effort to help preserve coral species from the world’s struggling reefs that is being spearheaded by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). The Coral Cryobank aims to protect the future of coral species…