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…

PASCO Wireless pH Sensor Can Log for up to 90 Days

Reef Aquarists are rapidly learning the paramount importance of pH in our mineral rich reef aquariums because it drives the entire process of calcification in stony corals and all calcifying invertebrates. There are many different options for measuring pH in the…

The quest for improved pH levels: Heat/Energy Recovery Ventilators

PH is one of the most important parameters governing the growth and calcification of corals in the wild and in our reef tanks. However keeping aquarium pH water within a desirable range can be difficult with elevated indoor carbon dioxide…

Boost pH+ by Brightwell Aquatics Raise pH without Affecting Alkalinity

Boost pH+ is a completely new kind of additive from Brightwell Aquatics with one simple goal, to raise the pH of reef aquarium water without affecting alkalinity. The growth of aquarium corals is inextricably linked to the pH of the…

Is a $25 pH Monitor Even Any Good?

When I started keeping aquariums in the mid 1990s a pH monitor from Milwaukee Instruments or American Marine cost around a hundred dollars. Do you know how much they cost today around twenty five years later? They’re still roughly the…

The Versa Might Be the Only ‘Smart’ Pump With Continuous Dosing

The Versa from Ecotech Marine is a dosing pump with many different applications, making it versatile for a wide range of utilities. It’s programmable, controllable, and most reefers will use it for precise dosing of additives and water changes, but…

Reef Fanatic Still Makes one of the Best pH Controllers

Reef Fanatic is a name that is synonymous with quality electronics for reef tanks, and a track record that stretches way back to the first explosion of reef aquarium popularity. The Reef Fanatics Micro pH Controller is among one of…

How to Actually Make Corals Grow Faster, High pH

After temperature and salinity, the pH of aquarium water is one of the most important parameters of reef aquarium chemistry. In freshwater tanks soft water fish have been adapted to higher pH and vice versa, and saltwater fish are not…

Ask Reef Builders #2: Why do you believe pH is so important?

Welcome to ‘Ask Reef Builders’, a column where we’ll take some of your best questions and share our responses from which all our readers can learn. For years we’ve answered questions fielded through twitter, facebook and youtube comments, and now…

eKoral PRO aquarium controller about a month away from release

The eKoral PRO aquarium controller is about a month away from release and is likely to be priced right at $899 for the entire package. The eKoral selling point is the simplicity of setup and ease of use for the…