Category Archives: How To

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. 


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.


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.


How to Clean Filter Socks So You Can Reuse Them Over and Over Again

The basic idea of filter socks is that your water will drain through them and the large debris will be pulled out before it moves through your sump or filtration and breakdown into harmful chemicals.


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.


How To Maintain Your Reverse Osmosis System to Ensure Optimal Water Purity and Production

We look at the main serviceable components of an RO/DI system and explain how to service each part. If you take good care of your RO filter, it will always provide pure water when you need it!


How to Position Pumps and Powerheads for Better Water Circulation and Happy Corals

Water circulation is important for keeping fish and corals healthy and thriving. We’ll explain the multiple benefits of water movement and how best to position submersible pumps in reef tanks.


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.


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.


Canister Filters: How to Optimize Performance by Using the Right Filter Media in the Right Order

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.