The Best Water Testing Kits For Saltwater Aquariums – Reef Builders Gear Guide

Water testing kits are the foundation of a healthy marine aquarium after all you can’t just look at the water and know what’s going on. Maintaining stable water parameters is the key for fish and corals to thrive, and the…

Hanna Nitrate Checker Review; Extra Effort for a Lot More Accuracy

The Hanna Nitrate Checker is a brand new water testing kit which takes a very different approach to measuring nitrate compared to what is currently available in the aquarium hobby. This low range colorimeter is specially designed to measure NO3…

New ICP Test Service and Lab Grade Elements from Oceamo

ICP water testing and analysis has exploded in popularity in recent years with many different companies offering the service to aquarists around the world. This form of water testing is a delicate affair with many details to consider and lots…

API AquaSpin Tests Aquarium Water With Built-In Photometer

The API Aquaspin is an exciting new device designed to automatically test aquarium water. Details about the Aquaspin are extremely scant, no website, no social media posts and even the video is unlisted, but we can glean enough about it…

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…

GHL Ion Director Monitors Calcium, Magnesium & Nitrate with NO Reagents!

The Ion Director by GHL is a very promising new device that brings the aquarium world one step closer to robotic reefing. GHL released the KH Director at a time when many different manufacturers were converging on creating their own…

Mastertronic is a New Water Testing Machine Under Development

Focustronic has carved out a very interesting space in the reef aquarium market for itself in a fairly short time. It all started with the dynamically movable Focus 1 LED light fixture, continued with one of the most refined alkalinity…

Mindstream Starts Fulfilling Pre-sale Orders, General Sales Soon

The Mindstream aquarium water chemistry monitor is one of the most highly anticipated new products in the aquarium hobby. After many, many years of being in development limbo, it was touch and go there whether the Mindstream would even see the…

Xepta AutoBalance Automatically Measures AND Doses Ca, Mg & Alkalinity

Auto Balance is a new automatic water testing & dosing machine from a company called Xepta. We’ve never heard of Xepta before but they have a full range of additives with a strong emphasis on achieving proper ratios of reef…

Testing out the New Salinity Pen Plus from Poseidon

The Salinity Pen Plus from Poseidon is a new salinity measuring tool that makes it dead simple to take quick, digital measurements of the concentration of seawater. Salinity is unquestionably the most important parameter for successful reef and saltwater aquariums…