Manganese and Nickel could protect corals from climate change

New Caledonia is a tropical island due east of Australia and is one of the world’s largest producers of Nickel ore. There are many reefs around New Caledonia which some that are downstream of nickel mine runoff which have been…

How We Manually Dose a Spectrum of Additives at the Studio

Dosing of liquid additives is one of the most important aspects of routine aquarium maintenance, and paramount to having a healthy, growing reef tank. Despite this being such a critical part of a reef aquarium regime, the conversation about dosing…

Triton Infusion Broad Spectrum Trace Element Additive

Triton Infusion is an exciting new trace element additive from the company that has put big emphasis on real, analytical chemistry of reef aquarium water. Proper temperature management, lighting quality and water flow speed are all important parts of keeping…

AquaLife Reef Trace Elements GC aims to simplify trace mineral dosing

AquaLife Reef Trace Elements GC is a new additive from Aquarium Life Support designed to make dosing micro and trace elements a much simpler process.  The additive makes the addition of these essential ions in appropriate ratios to calcium. Since seawater…

Using Pump Bottles to dose ‘other’ Additives

In the last few years automated dosing of the major elements through dosing pumps using several channels has become widespread, almost commonplace among average reefers. Having dedicated dosing channels for calcium, buffer & magnesium is a great way to keep…

Five Ways To Go Beyond The Basics Of Aquarium Lighting

I can clearly remember a time when understanding light on our aquariums was more like trying to wrap your head around alchemy than actual science. We discussed light in number of tubes, watts per gallons, and trichromatic, actinic and daylight…

Using Trace Elements In Saltwater Aquariums

Trace Elements           There was an old commercial jingle that ended with “because little things mean a lot”. As we all know in this hobby that is a definite truism. Whether it is doing the little…

Coral System by Korallen Zucht is totally new, from the makers of Zeovit

Coral System is a completely new line of aquarium additives from Korallen Zucht, makers of the Zeovit method. Unlike the holistic approach of trying to create a low nutrient environment for stony corals, Korallen Zuckt’s new line of additive is meant to…

Tropic Marin All-For-Reef has all your minerals and trace elements covered

The new Tropic Marin All-For-Reef is a new product to keep all the essential minerals and trace elements topped up in your aquarium. Tropic Marin All-for-Reef is a highly concentrated solution that gives you an easy way to dose these…

Barely There: Trace Elements in the Reef Aquarium

What are trace elements exactly and what role do they play in our reef aquariums? To put it simply, trace elements are elements that appear in very small quantities in salt water. They are vital to all sorts of biological…