Fauna Marin’s Reef ICP Test Total includes nitrate, alkalinity, and more

Fauna Marin has released a testing kit that tests for over 90 parameters in seawater and reverse osmosis water. Named Reef ICP Test Total, the test is based on sending aquarium water off to a lab for ICP analysis, only…

Hanna releases much-anticipated Marine Magnesium Checker

Hanna Instruments has completed the reefkeeping set with the release of its Magnesium tester. Joining Alkalinity, Calcium, Nitrate, and Phosphate, Hanna users can now utilize a Hanna product to test the Magnesium levels in their reef tanks, from 1000-1800ppm.  For…

Important Water Parameters For Keeping A Saltwater Aquarium

Healthy water equals healthy fish and coral, but how do you know what’s best? Water quality is a fundamental aquarium skill, and understanding how to read and decipher water tests can clue us in on problems. The first parameters you…

Hanna Nitrate Checker Coming Soon for the Low Range

The Hanna Nitrate Checker is a long awaited addition to Hanna Instruments’ catalog of trusted digital water testers. The Hanna Phosphate Checker has been the gold standard in accurate, low range measurement of this important nutrient and algae fuel so…

Royalab Colorimeter Can Also Test for Calcium, Alk. & Magnesium

Royalab is a new colorimeter from Royal Nature that aims to take some of the guesswork out of testing reef aquarium water chemistry. What makes the Royal Lab very unique is that it can be used in conjunction with colorimetric…

Fauna Marin Reef-Focused AquaHomeTest Launching Soon

Alongside the announcement of their new Elemental additives, this year Fauna Marin is also kicking off a new line of aquarium test kits. Aqua Home Test is Fauna Marin’s take on the at-home testing kit and will cover basic mineral…

Fauna Marin Multi Reference is a Standard for Much More Than Salinity

Multi Reference by Fauna Marin is the first product of its kind that helps reefers really dial in their chemistry, by testing the tests. WhereTwo Little Fishies’ AccuraSea and Brightwell Aquatics’ Refractometer Calibration Standard are only references for salinity, and very…

ICP Analysis Water Testing Service Launching Soon in America

Testing aquarium water with the use of ICP-OES machines is one of the biggest new trends in the marine aquarium world. There’s been plenty of talk of installing this kind of technology for the aquarium world in America, but ICP…

Giesemann Aquarium Water Test Kits

Giesemann Aquaristic revealed at InterZoo 2016 in Nuremberg Germany that they will soon be offering water test kits for a range of important water chemistry parameters. Better known for making high end reef aquarium lights with sports car paint jobs,…

The importance of testing reef aquarium water

During the first semester in my biochemistry class the professor started the class by bringing out two clear beakers into which he appeared to pour two identical clear fluids.  Once they were full, he pulled out a worm and placed it…