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Never Kill Coral Again: Curiosities From MACNA 2017

Smooth-On is a company that makes kits for the do-it-yourself sculptor. So why were they at MACNA? Using molds and colors, it is possible to make an entire reef complete with live rock replica and corals.

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Drop-Off Tank Build #10: Algae Reactor Install + Which Supplements Should We Use?

Welcome to the 10th episode of our Drop Off tank build.  The tank is just about 6 months old now and has pretty much hit all of the milestones you can expect with a new reef tank. 

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Connecticut High School Oceanography Students Put An “Algae Reactor” To The Test

Oceanography students at E.O. Smith High School in Storrs, Connecticut help maintain a coral propagation system and learn about coral biology and reef ecology.

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We Built a Reef Aquarium For Only $275. Here’s How We Did It!

We have received a few requests to do a video on how to build a reef tank on a budget so we built a small tank to show you guys a few tricks to help save money when building a tank.

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Tank Hacks: Easy Upgrades for Your Innovative Marine Fusion Peninsula 20

In this video we’re going to take the IM 20 gallon Peninsula Tank and deck it out with some of our favorite gear in order to show you guys how these tanks can provide the perfect platform to build the nano tank of your dreams.

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How to Test Calcium in Your Aquarium with a Hanna Calcium Checker

Calcium should be checked weekly at minimum, and every time you add or remove any organisms from your tank. The Hanna Calcium Checker generates an accurate digital readout in PPM.

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8 Best Practices for Using Your Hanna Marine Checker

Testing the levels with your Checker may seem to be a cut-and-dry process, but there are a lot of small things that can happen during testing which negatively impact your results.

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How often should I change my T5 bulbs?

To keep corals happy, T5 bulbs need to be replaced regularly. This article from popular T5 bulb manufacturer ATI breaks down the factors that affect bulb life and explains when and how to replace them.

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5 Simple Steps to Making Your Own Saltwater

Today we’ll explore some time-tested techniques that make mixing saltwater for your marine or reef aquarium easier and more consistent each and every time.

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5 Effective Ways to Control Algae in Reef Aquariums

We all struggle with algae problems in our reef tanks. Algae are an essential part of the aquarium’s food chain and ecosystem. It’s impossible to eliminate algae from our reef tanks but we can take steps to keep algae under control. The idea is to maintain the right natural balance so algae cannot take over […]

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