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…

SpeedStir magnetic stirrer because mixing by hand is for suckers

The SpeedStir is a very interesting miniature magnetic stirrer for better and easier testing of water quality. However this novel contraption comes to us not from the aquarium hobby, but from the pool water testing division of Taylor Technologies. Home water…

Mindstream Aquarium Monitor is alive and coming soon

The Mindstream Aquarium Monitoring System is a groundbreaking new device that was first announced in late 2013, but then went completely radio silent for all of last year. The Mindstream Monitor turned a lot of heads by promising to be…

6 Steps to Stable pH in a Saltwater System

Stability of water parameters is essential to success with marine aquariums, especially when it comes to keeping sensitive invertebrates. Among the various parameters that hobbyists often struggle to maintain at an appropriate level is pH, essentially a measure of how…

Thrive Aquatics sets firm timetable for Beta release of Thrive Water Lab

The Thrive Water Lab has been a long way coming but for those of you who kept the faith, there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel for this machine to become a reality. As you…

Triton Labs and Unique Corals bring professional water analysis to US

The Triton Method for professional water testing analysis is coming to the US. The German company has struck a deal with Unique Corals to establish Triton US to let aquarists serious about water testing get water samples tested on a…

Thrive Aquatics WaterLab hosting its own party at MACNA

Thrive Aquatics WaterLab is making a debut at MACNA this year at the reception party hosted by Thrive Aquatics. In case you aren’t familiar with the Thrive WaterLab, this is a new way to test your water through a self-serve…

Thrive Water Lab is set to revolutionize water testing at the LFS

Thrive Water Lab is a water testing kiosk from Thrive Aquatics which is the answer to the prayers of LFS employees all over the world. The concept of the Thrive Water Lab is almost too good to be true; customer…