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Q&A with Keith, 7/30/09

QUESTIONI have a 29 gallon saltwater aquarium. I have been told I need 2 powerheads for my tank. My question is, is it necessary to have 2 powerheads? Will one do the job? I am starting with fish only and will eventually segue to a reef with corals. What would be the ideal amount of […]

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Deal of the Week

From now until September 1, you can save 25% off ALL books, posters and CDs at MarineDepot.com. There are no quantity or per order limitations. Just enter coupon code BOOKWORM during checkout to receive your discount. Help us spread the word! Corals/Invert Books Clownfish and Anemones Fish Books Freshwater BooksMagazines/Journals Miscellaneous Books Plant Books Posters […]

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Q&A with Keith, 7/24/09

QUESTIONWhat does ORP stand for and how important is it to monitor? ANSWERORP stands for Oxidation Reduction Potential. Measured in millivolts (mV), ORP is the measure of your aquarium water’s ability to breakdown waste products. Hobbyists running an ozonizer with their aquarium system will keep a close eye on ORP. Others may never check it. […]

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Visit IMACWEST 2009 in SoCal 7/31 to 8/2

IMAC, now known as IMACWEST (International Marine Aquarium Conference West) has moved from it’s birth city of Chicago and is now based on the West Coast. Started by Dennis Gallagher, the tradition will continue this year aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, July 31 to August 2, 2009. Event Highlights 3 days 16 […]

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New this Week, 7/21/09

Tom Rapids Pro Series Rp3 Plus Canister Filter With Auto Fill SystemCombination aquarium canister filter, wet/dry filter and protein skimmer. The Pro Series RP3 Plus – Newly designed advanced filtration system for larger aquariums. Next generation filter combines the filtering capacity of a wet/dry, venturi pump protein skimmer, and the ease of setup of a […]

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Deal of the Week

(2 again this week … for joy!) Aquarium Pharmaceuticals Reef Master Test Kit Regularly $27.99Now Only $20.99 25% OFF … YOU SAVE $7.00! Learn More… JBJ Nano-Glo 4-LED Magnetic Refugium Light Regularly $59.99Now Only $47.99 20% OFF … YOU SAVE $12.00! Learn More…

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Q&A with Keith, 7/17/09

QUESTIONI have two metal halide bulbs that are due for replacement. Is it better to use the same brand of bulb for both, or does that not really matter? ANSWERIt is a matter of preference. I prefer using the same brand of bulbs over my own tank. Even if the Kelvin ratings are identical, every […]

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New this Week, 7/14/09

Tunze Master DOC Protein Skimmer 9410.000Recommended for saltwater aquariums up to 264 gallons. Skimming, filtering and aerating a saltwater aquarium without power consumption is impossible. But … no unit uses less power than the Tunze DOC Skimmer 9410. Using only 16 watts, the new DOC has equivalent performance to much larger skimmers that consume twice […]

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Deal of the Week

(Yup, there’s 2 this week) Eheim Feed Air Automatic Feeder Regularly $39.99Now Only $34.99 BEST SELLER! YOU SAVE $5.00! Learn More… Current USA AquaChef Aquarium Fish Feeder Regularly $34.99Now Only $29.99 YOU SAVE $5.00! Learn More…

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Reef Necessities, 7/8/09

It’s baaaack. That’s right, another edition of Reef Necessities is here … and just in time, too. Summer is in full swing and we’ve been receiving a lot of questions lately from hobbyists asking how they can keep their aquarium temperatures stable during the hot summer months. While chillers and evaporators are always an option, […]

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