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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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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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Innovative Marine’s new MicroMag is Tiny but Tough on Algae

  Tired of unsightly algae clouding the view into your aquarium? We hear you! Scraping the glass has become a daily routine for many aquarists. If you have to clean your glass once every other day, consider yourself lucky! What about the corners that never get properly cleaned because the larger magnet cleaner just can’t […]

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Portal Algae Magnet with Magnifying Lenses: What YOU Need to Know

This little device is a clever magnified viewing portal that allows you to view incredible details in your aquarium and cleans your aquarium walls! The 4” diameter magnifying lens magnetically mounts to the wall of your tank and the inside portion of the magnetically coupled device contains cleaning pads that will remove algae as you […]

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Korallin Bio-Denitrator: The Ultimate Low-Maintenance Nitrate Reducer

What is it? How does it work? Does it… work? These are some of the frequent questions we are asked when the Korallin Bio-Denitrator is brought up in our phone conversations with our customers. What is it?   It is just about the most hands-free and most-effective denitrifying filter available for your aquarium. While Bio-Pellets […]

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Aquarium Maintenance Software for Saltwater and Freshwater Tanks

A new resource is now available to help aid in routine fish tank maintenance’s such as checking water parameters, monitoring livestock behavior and growth, and keeping track of your aquariums monthly and fixed expenses. This new resource is a free online program called Reefware. What is Reefware? Reefware is currently a free online tool that allows […]

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How to Lower Nitrates in a Saltwater Aquarium by Joseph Chang, Marinedepot.com ReefSquad

Marine fish, corals and invertebrates are delicate specimens that require pristine water conditions to thrive. High nitrate is often the cause of algae problems and ailing fish or corals. In a fish-only aquarium, you will want to keep the nitrate level below 10ppm. In a reef aquarium, the nitrate level should be as close to […]

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How to Dip Corals By Robert Farnsworth, MarineDepot.com Reef Squad

12 months have passed since setting up your tank, fish are healthy and many of the new corals you added are flourishing and beginning to grow. You get home from work one day, take a gander at the tank and you see what looks like little bugs crawling on your corals leaving behind tiny bite marks in the […]

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How to Get Rid of Brown Slime (Dinoflagellates) By Robert Farnsworth, MarineDepot.com Reef Squad

Reef aquariums come with baggage, just like any relationship. It is your responsibility as a hobbyist to understand and overcome the “not so fun” aspects of the hobby. What am I talking about here? Well, things like water changes, daily dosing, nuisance algae control and maintenance in general can steer even the most dedicated hobbyist […]

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How to Care for SPS Corals by Robert Farnsworth

Within the reef aquarium hobby, you often hear the terms soft corals, LPS and SPS used to identify different groups of corals. Grouping corals in this fashion is useful because it not only describes the coral itself, but also helps aquarium hobbyists understand what a particular coral will need from us (lighting, placement, flow, parameters, etc.) in order to survive. If […]

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