DrTim’s Aquatics Recipes for Success: Fishless Cycling a New Aquarium (Using One and Only, Ammonium Chloride, and First Defense)

The “fishless cycle” is designed to establish biological filtration before any marine life is added. This method relies on a higher initial ammonia dose to “force feed” the bacteria and develop a substantial biofilter before adding livestock.

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Automatically Test Alkalinity, Calcium, and Magnesium with Neptune Systems Trident Marine Aquarium Water Analyzer

The Trident from Neptune Systems is an automated testing system that regularly tests alkalinity, calcium, and magnesium in your saltwater aquarium — and then communicates this information to your Apex so you can get alerts, and change your dosing.

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Aquarium Water Testing and Why it Matters

Not all aquarium life requires the same water parameters. It is critical for success to know which species you are keeping, their water requirements, and what your water quality levels are. Check out these guidelines for fresh and saltwater tanks!

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The Complete Guide to Algae Turf Scrubbers: Part 2

Filtering your tank using “algae to fight algae” has gained popularity in recent years. In Part 2 of a multi-part series, we discuss the pros and cons of buying an algae scrubber vs. building one. This guest post was researched and written by our friends at Santa Monica Filtration.

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Control Pumps From All Your Favorite Brands With a Single Controller—See The Game-Changing CoralVue Hydros Wave Engine At Reef-A-Palooza Orlando This Weekend

The Hydros Wave Engine allows pumps from different brands to work together to provide an integrated flow management system. You can use a VorTech at one end of your tank and a Maxspect Gyre at the other—and have them work together!

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DC Runner G2 Pumps Are a Hit With Hobbyists—We Talk With Aqua Medic’s Chad Wohlers About The Improvements They Made This Go-Round

Aqua Medic moved all the computer components from the pump into the controller itself. There have also been improvements made to the impeller and body designs that have resulted in near silent operation. Plus 0-10v connectivity!

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Red Sea’s ReefLED Lights Are Launching in May—Here Is Everything We’ve Learned So Far

Yesterday Red Sea released a bunch of new information about their smart reef lighting systems, the ReefLED 50 and the ReefLED 90. There’s a lot of ground to cover, so we put together this blog post to share everything we’ve learned so far.

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Vectra 2 Pumps from EcoTech Marine Are Launching This Month: Here’s Everything You Need to Know About The Generation 2 Vectras!

EcoTech Marine announced the Vectra 2 today, which is the second generation of their controllable DC return pumps. We’ll share all the announcement details and imagery in this blog post and tell you what’s changed and what’s stayed the same!

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DrTim’s Aquatics Recipes for Success: Getting Rid of Cyanobacteria and Algae (Using Re-Fresh and Waste-Away)

The long-term solution to cyano and algae is adding competing bacteria back into your aquarium that will consume nutrients and then removing those organisms, thereby removing the nutrients from the system. It’s not as hard as it sounds!

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The NuvoSkim DC Universal is Innovative Marine’s First Nano Protein Skimmer Built Specifically For Aquariums From Other Brands

This new protein skimmer is a bit of a departure from what we’re normally accustomed to seeing from Innovative Marine—namely aquarium equipment that is specifically built to fit and function perfectly inside their own brand of aquariums.

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