April Showers Bring May Flowers: Reef Edition

Despite the frequent rain and rampant pollen, Spring is finally here! Everyone knows that April showers bring May flowers but, how can this relate back to our reef tanks. Well, within this article we are going to discuss some of the best steps to take in April that can pay dividends in coral growth once […]

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Salinity Meter: Calibration and How to Care for One

Salinity meters, whether hand-held or mounted inside the filter sump, are an easy way to measure salinity in your reef aquarium. Here’s what you need to know about a salinity probe and meter, their calibration and how to care for one.

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March’s New Aquarium Products: Our Top Picks.

With more and more innovation making its way into the aquarium hobby, manufacturers are constantly creating new products to offer our customers. We are hoping to continue highlighting some of our new favorite products coming to the open market. While we will not be able to show every new product, our main goal is to […]

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4th Pillar of Reef Keeping – Chasing Coral Color & Growth

Welcome to Part 4 of this four-part series, Chasing Colors, Not Numbers, where we learn about the importance of proper filtration and its affect on your corals.

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The Best Aquarium Powerheads: Our Top Picks

Having adequate flow in your tank display is crucial for all freshwater, planted, saltwater and reef aquariums. It helps to keep the water oxygenated for fish species and it allows coral species to feed from the nutrients within your system. While the return pump is the main flow contributor, we recommend adding powerheads to the […]

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Protein Skimmer Types, Installation, and How to Maintain Them

As a beginner, it can be confusing with the different types of protein skimmers available. In this article we discuss each type of skimmer, installation basics, and troubleshooting.

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The Kessil A500X: Pushing the Limits of LED Fixtures.

When it comes to aquarium lighting, there is no mistaking a Kessil lit tank. For years, hobbyists alike have stared in awe at the famous shimmer and perfect color mixing LED’s we have come to enjoy from Kessil. Being at the forefront of aquarium lighting technology has allowed Kessil to produce some of our most […]

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Spring Into a Cleaner Reef

Spring has sprung! And there is no better way to celebrate than to get your reef aquarium clean and prepared for sustained success. Within this article we will break down five steps to take with your reef tank to have it in perfect shape for all of your beloved livestock. It is common for us […]

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How to use a Refractometer to Measure Salinity

A refractometer is considered by many to be a more accurate way to measure salinity. In this article we discuss what they are, how to use and calibrate them, with some extra useful tips.

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Solutions for Common Aquarium Problems Part Two

In part one of this mini series, we outlined four common aquarium problems along with a variety of solutions that can go a long way in addressing those problems. In part two, we will touch on another four common problems along with many ways hobbyists go about fixing them. Regardless of what issue you are […]

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