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Kalkwasser: 10 Frequently Asked Questions

The life inside your reef aquarium is constantly using up the calcium in your tank water. The rate of uptake varies from tank to tank—calcium usage largely depends upon the type of corals you keep in your aquarium. Reef tanks that are predominantly filled with hard corals—like Acropora, Montipora and Euphyllia, for example—will have a much greater […]

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New Item Roundup: 4/28/14

EcoTech Marine Radion Wide Angle Lens Upgrade KitThese replacement upgrade lens are designed to increase the spread of the Radion LED fixture to 36″ x 36″. Can be use with any generation of Radion XR30w LED fixtures. 2 lens per pack. D-D AquaScape Aquarium Epoxy Grey – 4ozAquaScape has been specially developed in association with […]

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7 Cool Tools to Clean Your Dirty Reef Tank

With spring in full swing, it may be time to give your aquarium a good spring cleaning! I won’t lecture you on the importance of regular tank maintenance. If you’ve been in the hobby for a while, you already know how important it is to stay consistent with aquarium upkeep. Today we’re here to talk […]

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Hydor Nano-Skim Protein Skimmer Review: Great Skimmer for the Nano Crowd!

Have you ever been told you don’t need a protein skimmer because you have a small aquarium?This may be true if you are doing big weekly water changes and have a light stocking level—or if you just have very easy-to-keep fish and corals. Most nano aquariums tend to be more heavily stocked than larger aquariums and […]

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Real Reef Shelf Rock: Recreate the Tonga Look and Save a Reef

One of the most important, yet often forgotten, pieces of any saltwater reef is the aquascape. The ideas behind designing great scapes have changed a lot over the years, but the basics are the same: Provide an amount of rock adequate for filtration. Arrange it in a manner that is visually appealing. Leave proper spacing […]

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How to Hang an Aquarium Light with a Suspension Kit

Lighting for your reef aquarium is one of the most studied, discussed and documented topics in hobby. The reason is because proper lighting is crucial to the success of keeping photosynthetic corals, which are the most popular organisms placed in a reef tank. Much of us spend quite a bit of time researching and discussing the […]

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Hydor Smart Level Control ATO System: Simple, Inexpensive and Effective

As aquarium automation marches toward being the norm rather than a luxury enjoyed by few, more and more products have been made available to make maintaining your reef aquarium easier than ever before. Numerous new automatic top-off systems have been introduced recently to meet the demands of the modern aquarium hobbyist. Not only do ATOs save you […]

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Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Every fish has its own personality and will often behave differently than what we expect.  Sometimes it is a good thing, like a typically-aggressive clown tang that is the most peaceful fish in the aquarium. Other times it is a bad thing, as in my case here where an ocellaris clownfish recently transferred from a […]

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Fed up with carrying buckets? Try an auto top-off system!

Keeping your salinity level stable is one of the most important things you can do as a saltwater aquarium owner. To keep your tank water quality and chemistry appropriate for marine life, you’ll need to replace the water that evaporates each day with new, fresh water (that has ideally been filtered through a reverse osmosis […]

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Win a Tunze Nano DOC Protein Skimmer 9002 (a $133.99 value!)

Protein skimmers improve aquarium water quality by forcing protein, waste and other materials into a collection cup for easy removal. This week we are giving away one of our best-selling nano protein skimmers of all-time, the Tunze Nano DOC Protein Skimmer 9002. If you’re ready to take your nano reef from ordinary to extraordinary, ENTER […]

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