The Importance of Calcium, Alkalinity, and Magnesium in a Reef Tank

There are many aspects of the hobby that for one reason or another are controversial. But one of the few that isn’t is the need to manage the big three: Calcium Alkalinity and Magnesium. That is everyone agrees that it…

Korallenwächter is a new German Auto Water Tester

The Korallenwächter is a new water testing machine from Germany which is designed to automatically measure the most important parameters of reef aquarium chemistry. The company Korallenwächter, bares the same name as their machine, has been developing a new concept…

Important Water Parameters For Keeping A Saltwater Aquarium

Healthy water equals healthy fish and coral, but how do you know what’s best? Water quality is a fundamental aquarium skill, and understanding how to read and decipher water tests can clue us in on problems. The first parameters you…

GHL Ion Director Monitors Calcium, Magnesium & Nitrate with NO Reagents!

The Ion Director by GHL is a very promising new device that brings the aquarium world one step closer to robotic reefing. GHL released the KH Director at a time when many different manufacturers were converging on creating their own…

Neptune Systems Trident Finally Went on Sale This Week

The Neptune Systems Trident is an ambitious new product finally released this week to great fanfare and anticipation. Neptune Systems has a history of aiming for grandiose visions of fully automated reef tanks, and the Trident is the culmination of…

Reef Endurance is a new brand of liquid supplements

Reef Endurance is a new brand of liquid supplements that is going to be previewed at the CoralVue booth at Reefapalooza Orlando this weekend. This is one we haven’t heard of before and doing a Google search brings back nothing…

Keep magnesium in check with Aquaforest MG Plus.

Aquaforest MG Plus is designed to keep raise and maintain magnesium levels in your reef. The premixed solution is just one of the many products the company from Poland is bringing to the market.  Since magnesium is essential to coral’s ability…

Treating Bryopsis Algae With Brightwell Aquatics Hydrat-MG

There’s many different kinds of nuisance algae that can cause problems in the reef aquarium and Bryopsis can be one of the worst, or one of the ‘best’ depending on your perspective. No fish or invertebrate herbivores will eat Bryopsis…

A Look at the new Neptune Systems Trident

Neptune Systems unveiled the new Trident — an new tool to test alkalinity, calcium and magnesium automatically — around MACNA and I was able to get a closer look at the Neptune Systems Trident at ReefAPalooza this past weekend.  The…

Taking Control Of Calcium, Alkalinity and Magnesium

One of the things that fascinates me and probably helps fuel my passion for the hobby is that I have been able to watch and learn through the years as we have gotten better at just about every aspect of…