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Win a RO/DI Replacement Filter Kit!

You haven’t changed your RO/DI filter cartridges in a while. No, we’re not telepaths. We just know you wouldn’t be reading this right now if you weren’t interested in scoring some FREE replacement filters for your reverse osmosis/deionizing system. Produce 0 TDS for mixing saltwater and topping off your tank with Captive Purity’s excellent RO/DI […]

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New Life Spectrum AlgaeMax: 9 Different Seaweed Varieties for Your Tangs!

Chlorella Algae, Spirulina, Ulva, Wakame Seaweed, Red Seaweed, Kelp, Chondrus Crispus, Spinosum Seaweed, Eucheuma cottonii: these are the nine seaweeds used to make AlgaeMax.Along with the seaweed, there are other great secondary ingredients including whole antartic krill, alfalfa, vitamins and trace elements. While most other “herbivore” foods have fish meal or shrimp as the main […]

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How to Install an Aquarium Overflow Box

Perhaps you’ve been keeping fish for a while. You’ve got some nice hang-on filtration. You’ve upgraded your lights to support coral, which is now starting to grow. Or, perhaps you’ve started keeping messy predator fish. Your water quality was fine for the fish only system, but you need to step up your game if you […]

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My First Saltwater Aquarium (at home): Part 1

After a decade of being surrounded by saltwater aquarium hobbyists, I finally bit the bullet and decided to start a saltwater tank at home.The only time I had a saltwater setup was when we were allowed to have nano tanks on our desks. Those were the good ol’ days! But having one at home… that’s […]

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Hamilton Technology Cebu Sun: A Tried-and-True Lighting Combination

With an increasing number of hobbyists becoming disappointed with their LED lights, many have switched back to the tried-and-true combination of Metal Halides & T5 High Output—which has often been revered as the best lighting you can buy for any reef aquarium. We hear from veteran reefers all the time that the lighting combination of […]

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Product Review: EcoTech Marine VorTech MP10 Pump

Getting a VorTech pump was a no-brainer for me. Their reputation is incomparable and undeniable. They are a must-have for any serious reef tank enthusiast. EcoTech Marine VorTech pumps are the industry’s best for many reasons. My favorite feature is their many adjustable flow rates. They have a bunch of cool modes like nutrient transport, […]

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EcoTech Marine Radion XR30w Gen3: A Hands-On Review!

FINALLY! After weeks of anticipation, I was able to get my hands on the new EcoTech Marine Radion XR30w Generation 3 LED Light! It is hard to not be impressed by this new light fixture. Its gorgeous form and its impressive functionality are at the pinnacle of LED aquarium lighting technology. Out of the box, […]

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5 Money-Saving Tips for Aquarium Keepers

There are many enjoyable hobbies that don’t cost a dime. Reading, running and fantasy football (unless you’re gambling) are a few examples. Aquarium keeping is not one of those hobbies. Bills begin to accumulate rather quickly once you factor in the cost of the tank, your equipment and livestock purchases. No matter your income level, […]

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Aquarium Rock: Live, dry, cured or uncured?

As a new hobbyist, the choices between different kinds of rocks can be overwhelming. Choosing the rock that is right for you is as important as choosing the size of the tank you want. Rock forms the basis of your aquascape, whether you intend to run a FOWLR (fish only with live rock) aquarium or […]

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CaribSea Rubble Zone: A better frag disc—and so much more!

Personally, I have never been a fan of frag plugs and frag discs. They look great in frag tanks being displayed with other frags, but they’ve always been eyesores when placed in a reef tank. As many of my corals were purchased as frags, there are definitely too many frag plugs and frag discs in […]

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