ARKA myAqua 1900 Water Purifier makes 500GPD for €349!

The ARKA myAqua 1900 is a complete modern water purification device with some compelling propositions of features and value. Seeing the twist-in replacement cartridges and membranes the myAqua 1900 initially reminded us of the AquaticLife Twist-In RO Filter but in…

Hydro Logic FlowMaster Meter is a Must-Have for Water Purification

Using pure water with zero to minimal impurities or contaminants is the foundation for mixing clean, life-giving seawater in a reef aquarium. For most reef builders the first step to having freshwater we can trust usually begins with a reverse…

Aquatic Life Twist In Filtration is the Future of Home Water Purification

When Aquatic Life first announced their Twist-In reverse osmosis filters, it was hard to know what to make of this unusual new type of reverse osmosis filter. Seeing pictures or watching video can only tell you so much, but after…

Twist-In Filtration is a New Reverse Osmosis System from Aquatic Life

Twist-in Filtration is a new form of water purification from Aquatic Life. The twist-in form factor of Aquatic Life’s new filtration system streamlines the process of using and servicing this filtration, and it reduces the cost too. Aquatic Life is…

Aquarium Technologies Borrowed from Other Industries

We marine aquarists use a variety of tools to help keep our tanks healthy by either changing or removing the waste products of the animals we keep. But did you know virtually all of the devices we use were originally…

Some Thoughts on Reclaiming Reverse-Osmosis Waste Water

While reverse-osmosis units are among the more practical, affordable means for producing purified tap water suitable for sensitive reef systems, there’s no question that they tend to generate a lot of waste water relative to the volume of purified product.…

Smart Buddie Booster Pump for reverse osmosis filters from Aquatic Life

The Smart Buddie Booster Pump from Aquatic Life is a very intriguing new device which imparts ‘superpowers’ onto all manner of reverse osmosis filters. Entry level R.O. filters can be pretty basic pieces of equipment but with the Smart Buddie…

Bulk Reef Supply demonstrates that toxic Chloramine IS getting through most water filters

Chloramine is a well-documented toxin to all manner of aquatic life, freshwater and marine, and aquarists have long believed that basic reverse osmosis is good enough to eliminate Chloramine from our water supply. Pre-treatment with carbon blocks and post-treatment with deionizing…

IceCap is making a comeback, new Ice EcoSmart Ro/DI filter expected this fall

When IceCap shuttered operations a few years back, we figured the name would just live in the lore of the hobby but it appears IceCap is making a comeback thanks to Chris Conti and team at CoralVue have resurrected the…

Marine Aquarium Acronyms: RO/DI Defined

As most marine aquarists will tell you—and as we point out frequently here at Saltwater Smarts—using purified source water for initial aquarium fill-ups, partial water changes, and freshwater top-offs is essential to maintaining the best possible water quality in a…