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Neptune Systems Headquarters: A Behind-the-Scenes Look

  Neptune Systems has been creating some of the most advanced and desirable aquarium products hobbyists like us love for years. Many of the world’s most beautiful aquariums rely greatly on the Apex and many of the useful gadgets and tools Neptune Systems offers. We recently had the pleasure of visiting Neptune Systems’ headquarters and […]

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Use a Flow Accelerator to Increase Water Flow and Improve Circulation

Accel Aquatics Flow accelerators offer a great way to improve water circulation in your aquarium without adding extra pumps or power heads. They can be used in closed-loop applications or can simply be attached to your return water line. The best part about flow accelerators is that they increase flow, up to 400%, without any […]

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Chemi-Pure Blue Filter Media: What YOU Need to Know

Chemi-Pure has long been the go-to product for hobbyists wanting to improve water quality. The Chemi-Pure Blue is the company’s top-of-the-line filtration media that out-performs just about anything else in the market. By combining high quality carbon with specialized ion-exchange resins, Chemi-Pure Blue helps to significantly reduce organics compounds and phosphates while stabilizing pH and […]

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Portal Algae Magnet with Magnifying Lenses: What YOU Need to Know

This little device is a clever magnified viewing portal that allows you to view incredible details in your aquarium and cleans your aquarium walls! The 4” diameter magnifying lens magnetically mounts to the wall of your tank and the inside portion of the magnetically coupled device contains cleaning pads that will remove algae as you […]

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Innovative Marine Concept Drop-Off Aquariums: What YOU Need to Know

Perhaps the most talked-about aquariums of 2016, these Innovative Marine Concept Abyss aquariums are like nothing else in the market. The unique drop-off design and the gorgeously-finished white pedestal really make them stand out. Available in peninsula or panorama styles, the IM Abyss aquariums are made of 8mm high-clarity acrylic and feature built-in filtration compartments […]

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How to Install and Maintain an In-Sump Protein Skimmer

A protein skimmer is considered by most hobbyists to be the heart of a saltwater aquarium filtration system.  Protein skimmers remove waste from your aquarium water before it has a chance to break down into nitrate and phosphate.  Therefore, using a protein skimmer really helps keep your aquarium water clean and helps to avoid unsightly […]

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EcoTech Marine Vortech Battery Backup: What YOU Need to Know

Power failure is an aquarist’s worst nightmare. Aquariums are very sensitive ecosystems and without power to the equipment on your tank; a catastrophe can quicker than you think. Without water circulation, oxygen can deplete quickly and cause your tank inhabitants to suffocate. With the EcoTech Marine Battery back-up you can rest peacefully knowing that the […]

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Two Litte Fishies Pouch Feeder: What YOU Need to Know

Feeding seaweed is a great way to accommodate the herbivorous fish in your aquarium such as Tangs and Angelfish.  The Two Little Fishies pouch feeder is an awesome little device that securely holds sheets of seaweed to promote natural grazing habits and keep the seaweed from breaking down in your tank and entering your filtration […]

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How to Introduce Copepods into your Reef Aquarium

I find that one of the most fascinating aspects of keeping a reef aquarium is the immense diversity of organisms that grow and thrive in your reef tank.  This extreme biodiversity really helps a tank to thrive. Bacteria, algae, small crustaceans, tiny starfish and worms are all present in a reef tank and can play […]

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Build an inexpensive Macroalgae Reactor to reduce Nitrate and Phosphate

As hobbyist we are always exploring new and better ways to export nutrients from our aquariums to give our fish and coral the cleanest water possible. Growing macro algae in a refugium is a tried and true method that many of us utilize. As the macro algae grows, it consumes nitrates and phosphates. Once you […]

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