Find Out Which Red Sea Salt Mix Is Right For Your Tank

Choosing the right salt for your aquarium and knowing the proper way to prepare saltwater is key to a successful home aquarium. Red Sea has come out with a salt mix recipe wizard to help streamline this decision making process.…

How to Setup a Mini Reef Aquarium – Part 3: Making Saltwater, Salinity, and Temperature

If you’ve been reading this website for any length of time, there’s probably not much that we need to tell you about how to mix seawater for a mini reef aquarium or saltwater fish tank. There’s countless how-tos on mixing…

Saltwater Aquarium Maintenance: Water Changes

Aquarium Maintenance: Water Changes Regular water changes are fundamental to maintaining an aquarium. The volume and frequency will fluctuate for each tank but almost every reefer performs regular water changes on their aquarium. Once you regularly maintain your aquarium you…

Salty Q&A: How Do You Make Small Salinity Adjustments?

Saltwater Smarts visitor Andrew had the following question about our post titled “5 Tips for Maintaining Stable Salinity in a Saltwater Tank.” Since we get similar questions quite frequently, we thought it might be helpful to elaborate on our response…

6 Comments Non-Hobbyists Make When Viewing Marine Aquariums

The other day, two installers were in my home laying a new vinyl floor in my kitchen when they took note of my aquariums. One of them was especially enthralled by my reef tank (which is ironic—more on this later)…

Each bag of Omega Sea Reef salt really does mix up 60 gallons fast and clear

About one year ago we found ourselves at the Omega Sea booth at Aquarama, pondering to ourselves how was it possible that a bag with less then 17 pounds of salt mix could produce 60 gallons of seawater to natural…

NeoMarine Kalibrate saltwater ‘premix’ from Brightwell makes seawater in bulk

NeoMarine Kalibrate is a new saltwater mix which includes everything but the Sodium Choride. NaCl makes up close to 80% of the dissolved material in natural seawater so when aquarium salt is shipped around, a significant amount of the cost…