Salt Smart Tips for Soothing Those Hair Algae Headaches

Of all the irksome algae that can take hold in a saltwater aquarium, hair algae probably causes hobbyists more consternation than any other. So named for its hair-like, furry, or feathery appearance, this filamentous algae (for the sake of simplicity,…

AquaMedic PhosphatFilter Fe comes pre-loaded with coarse GFO

The PhosphatFilter Fe is a newer reef aquarium accessory from AquaMedic which has enough merit to go head-to-head with media reactors. In addition to being preloaded with AquaMedic’s own take on granular ferric oxide (GFO), the PhosphatFilter Fe is smaller, uniquely…

Fritz phosphate control is a new liquid in the fight against unwanted algae

Fritz Phosphate Control is a new liquid additive which is designed to quickly remove phosphates from aquarium water. Using Lanthanum as a primary ingredient, Fritz Phosphate Control also includes a small suite of other elements to enhance the precipitation reaction…

BGA Battle Plan: Controlling Cyanobacteria in Saltwater Aquariums

You’re relaxing in front of your saltwater aquarium, enjoying the beautiful undersea vista you’ve created when you notice a few red, algae-like patches on your live rock that weren’t there before. You reach into the tank and give one of…

BlueLife USA releases rechargeable phosphate absorbing resin Phos Fx

PhosFX is a new phosphate removing media from BlueLife USA, makers of the widely used ClearFX aquarium water polishing filter. PhosFX is different from granular ferric oxide (GFO) and is said to absorb PO4 twice as fast, with a higher…

New Era Phosphate Remover signals that the food manufacturer is branching out

It looks New Era is branching outside of the food realm with the New Era Phosphate Remover that was spied at Aquariya 2012, a trade show in Dubai. We have been impressed with the company’s food lines and are wondering…

Hands on with PO4x4, not your typical phosphate removing media

PO4X4 is a novel phosphate removing resin which at first glance may seem like granular ferric oxide (GFO), but the similarities end with the color of the media. The shape and size of PO4X4 is like tiny little beads about…

Algae Control Test kit from Red Sea gets unboxed and tried out

The Algae Control Test Kit from Red Sea is a phosphate and a nitrate test kit. If the Algae Control test was just a combination pack, we wouldn’t have much left to say about it but this new product from…

Elos Phosphate kit now available

Elos new phosphate kit has landed inside the United States and has recently been spotted up on Marnie Depot. This new kit gives you what you might expect: readings on phosphate water parameters for your tank. This new kit was…

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…