Algae Scrubbers, How We Grow Massive Amounts of Chaetomorpha

Managing nutrients is one of the most important aspects to keeping a healthy, balanced reef aquarium free from unwanted algae. Curiously, one of the best ways to do this is to actually encourage algae to grow in a separate part…

Are Excess Phosphates Lurking In Your Fish Food

At one time or another, it seems like all aquarists deal with excessive phosphates in their tank. Phosphates could be silently lurking in your aquarium causing unsightly algae blooms, and corals to look dull and brown. There can be several…

Triton Reagents Organics range Includes Bio-Base, Nitrogen & Phosphorus

Triton Organics is a concept we first heard about at InterZoo in Germany back in May but now it seems like Triton is finally to take the wraps off their next big move. After years of focusing on the elemental side…

Zenium is Promoting a New Phosphate Remover Made from Lithium

At Reefapalooza last weekend we spotted a new company called Zenium hawking a new phosphate removing media. This media looks like large beads of Aluminum Oxide at first (like Phosgard) but we were told this is the first time that Lithium…

New Phospban-L Liquid Phosphate Reducer from Two Little FIshies

Phosban-L is a new liquid phosphate reducer from Two Little Fishies using the tried and tested Lanthanum Chloride additive. Phosphate is just about public enemy number one when it comes to having a clean and healthy reef tank with minimal…

Blue Life new FX Advanced Regenerable Resins for Phosphate, Nitrate and Organics

Over the last several years Blue Life USA has grown to become one of the country’s leading supplier of water conditioning medias. With the FX Advanced Regenerable Resins line Blue Life is making it both cheaper and easier to condition…

Basic Water Testing—Nitrates And Phosphates

Water Testing Testing your water isn’t the most exciting part of reefkeeing, but it is an important weekly ritual. Without water testing, it is difficult to know what’s happening in your aquarium and what corrections you can make to create…

Accelerate Phosphate Removal With The New Lanthanum Reactor From Acrylique FM

Lanthanum Chloride is one of the lesser known yet effective ways to remove phosphates from reef aquarium water. Many liquid PO4 removers are available to aquarists under a variety of brands, but how they are added to reef tanks is…

Understanding the Usefulness of GFO – Phosphate Removal Media

GFO, which stands for Granular Ferric Oxide, is a red brown powder that is compacted into granules. The purpose of granular ferric oxide is to inhibit algae growth by removing phosphates from the aquarium. Maintaining low phosphate levels will help…

Salty Q&A: Is RO/DI Water All It’s Cracked Up to Be?

Question I’ve been keeping saltwater aquariums for five years, and in all that time I’ve never used RO/DI water for top offs or mixing up clean salt water. I just use tap water treated with a dechlorinator / dechloraminator, and…