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Aquarium Test Kits: Which Parameters You Should Test For (and Why) in Fish-Only and Reef Aquariums

Today we are going to share which water parameters you need to test for in a fish-only or reef aquarium, explain how these parameters effect fish and coral as well as provide tips on how to choose the right test kits for your tank. Some hobbyists claim they can tell how good or bad their […]

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Species-Specific Aquarium Build: Clownfish and Bubble Tip Anemone Tank

Setting up a species-specific aquarium is something I have been wanting to do for some time. With the recent purchase of a new home, I finally found the room I needed for another tank and decided to set up an aquarium dedicated to Bubble Tip Anemones and Clownfish. The tank I chose is the Innovative […]

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Kamoer Slave Dosing Pump Product Review

Having used the Kamoer 4 Channel Dosing Pump unit for six months now, I’ve been eyeing the Slave module to go with it for quite some time. For the time being I had a Bubble Magus 3 Channel Dosing Pump used for dispensing amino acids to my tank. While Bubble Magus was doing its job, I […]

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Maxspect Gyre XF130: Unrivaled Flow, Quiet Operation and a Bevy of Cool Controllable Settings

The Maxspect Gyre is one of the most exciting new aquarium products to hit the market in recent years. The first Gyre pump, the XF150, was released late last year and basically changed the way we produce water flow in our aquariums. The unrivaled flow it produced has allowed many hobbyists with large aquariums to reduce […]

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Filter Media Guide: Carbon, GFO and BioPellets

With all of the different types of filter media available for our aquariums, choosing the right kind can be extremely confusing. When keeping a reef aquarium, it is especially important because using the wrong media or using it the wrong way can have some pretty nasty effects on your tank. Carbon, GFO and BioPellets are […]

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SPS Corals for Beginners, Part 1

MetroKat’s famous ‘Katropora’, (A. Subulata) You’ve got a sweet setup. You watched over that cycle like it was a newborn, added the token clownfish, clean-up crew, and you’ve been eyeing those small polyp stony corals at the LFS. You finally bring home a pretty frag, find the perfect spot for it and glue it down. […]

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Aqua Medic EcoDrift Controllable Pump: An Affordable Way to Create Waves in Your Reef Tank

Water circulation in your reef aquarium is crucial to the health of your corals and to help keep the tank clean and algae-free. This is the reason powerheads are so important for reefers and why you see such a variety of different pumps available. Aqua Medic just released an affordable new controllable powerhead and today we […]

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T5HO: Proven Lighting For Your Reef Aquarium

If you are looking for an economical and proven way to light your reef tank, a T5 lighting system is a great option. Not only does it offer the lowest up-front cost of all lighting systems, it is also what many SPS gurus rely on to grow out and color up Acroporas and many other […]

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