Come See The ReefBot by Reef Kinetics at Reefapalooza This Weekend!

If there’s one thing that most of us absolutely love about keeping reef tanks, it’s the intersection of biology, technology, and a little bit of art to bring it all together. There’s a great movement happening right now with tons…

Some Great Uses For The Anura pH/Temp/Salinity Probe

When Anura reached out to us about their new line of portable probes and ‘pH pens’, we were intrigued by their unique devices. Most notably, the three models of Anura probes have replaceable probes so you don’t have to replace…

Marine Depot brings ATI ICP-OES water testing to North America

Getting lab quality water testing via ICP-OES (Inductively Coupled Plasma – Optical Emission Spectrometry) is gaining more momentum and ATI is one of the companies to invest in the testing equipment and now Marine Depot is offering ATI tests to their…

Have You Tried ICP Testing Yet?

ICP water testing is the next wave of high precision aquarium water testing, and it is opening doors to understanding reef aquarium chemistry that we never had before. Europe has had the benefit of a domestic ICP machine for some…

Basic Water Testing—Nitrates And Phosphates

Water Testing Testing your water isn’t the most exciting part of reefkeeing, but it is an important weekly ritual. Without water testing, it is difficult to know what’s happening in your aquarium and what corrections you can make to create…

If You Ain’t Testing, You’re Just Guessing!

Aquarium Water Testing By: Scott Davidson I always remember this phrase from my earliest days of reef keeping.  Although I can’t remember who coined the phrase, it has always stuck with me.  It would always conjure the image of someone standing in…

Saltwater Aquarium Maintenance: Water Testing and Reef Parameters

Aquarium Maintenance Water testing can be one of the more timely aspects of maintenance, but without testing, it’s difficult to know what’s going on inside your tank. Every time you test your water is a chance to correct any imbalances in…

Reef Kinetics Reefbits New Automatic Water Testing Device

Reefbits is a new automatic water testing device which promises to automate much of the water testing for our aquariums. We’re generally way too optimistic about cutting edge technologies and promising new products but somehow the Reefbits really fell short of…

The 5 Most Common Mistakes Experienced Marine Aquarists Make

Ever notice that there are lots of articles and posts out there with titles like “The Top 10 Mistakes Novice Marine Aquarists Make”? Considering that newcomers are generally much more susceptible to making major errors than their experienced counterparts are,…

Labor Test: Fauna Marin launches its mail-in water testing service

The Labor Test is Fauna Marin’s answer to the growing popularity of mail-in water tests, especially the elemental diagnostics provided by ICP pioneer, Triton Lab. In stark contrast to the Triton double-vial water testing envelope, the Fauna Marin Labor Tests…