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Category Archives: Filters

Eheim Classic Canister Filters: What YOU Need to Know

The Eheim Classic Canister Filters have long been known as one of the sturdiest and best performing canister filters for any type of aquarium. We stock 5 different models suitable for tank sizes ranging from 20 gallons all the way up to 200 gallons. The round canister body can hold just about any type of […]

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Lower Nitrate (and Phosphate) with BioPellets

Looking at these little plastic pellets, it is difficult to imagine how they actually lower nitrate (and phosphate to a small extent) in a reef aquarium! Well, in reality, it is bacteria that does the real work, but biopellets are the catalyst your tank needs to heavily produce this bacteria. Today we are going to […]

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Filter Media Guide: Carbon, GFO and BioPellets

With all of the different types of filter media available for our aquariums, choosing the right kind can be extremely confusing. When keeping a reef aquarium, it is especially important because using the wrong media or using it the wrong way can have some pretty nasty effects on your tank. Carbon, GFO and BioPellets are […]

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Refugiums: Overview and FAQ

A refugium, as defined in the aquarium hobby, is as an area or refuge where micro-organisms can live and breed without the worry of predation from fish or other organisms. Macro-algaes are also kept in refugiums to aid in waste (nitrate and phosphate) removal from the aquarium’s water. Many people setup refugiums as part of […]

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Refugiums: An overview and some FAQ’s by Keith MacNeil

A refugium, as defined in the aquarium hobby, is as an area or refuge where micro-organisms can live and breed without the worry of predation from fish or other organisms. Macro-algaes are also kept in refugiums to aid in waste (nitrate and phosphate) removal from the aquarium’s water. Many people setup refugiums as part of […]

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