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.
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.
Can you believe canister filters have been around since the 70s! Today we discuss the pros and cons of canister filters, which types of filter media they can use, plus the order in which to place your media for optimal performance.
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 […]
A protein skimmer is considered by most hobbyists to be the heart of a saltwater aquarium filtration system. Protein skimmers remove waste from your aquarium water before it has a chance to break down into nitrate and phosphate. Therefore, using a protein skimmer really helps keep your aquarium water clean and helps to avoid unsightly […]
I find that one of the most fascinating aspects of keeping a reef aquarium is the immense diversity of organisms that grow and thrive in your reef tank. This extreme biodiversity really helps a tank to thrive. Bacteria, algae, small crustaceans, tiny starfish and worms are all present in a reef tank and can play […]
We started out with a fish only system, then converted the tank to a reef system. In this video we are going to turn this tank into the Ultimate Tech Tank by installing a Neptune Systems Apex Wi-Fi controller along with a handful of Apex accessories. Adding a controller to your tank is hands down […]
We are often asked, “What would you do if it were your tank?”…… well today we are going to show you just that. A few weeks back we showed you guys how to set up a simple fish only system. If you missed that video, you can find a link on our video description below. […]