Category Archives: Salt

Salinity Meter: Calibration and How to Care for One

Salinity meters, whether hand-held or mounted inside the filter sump, are an easy way to measure salinity in your reef aquarium. Here’s what you need to know about a salinity probe and meter, their calibration and how to care for one.


How to use a Refractometer to Measure Salinity

A refractometer is considered by many to be a more accurate way to measure salinity. In this article we discuss what they are, how to use and calibrate them, with some extra useful tips.


Cleaning Components of Your Aquarium Based on Material Type

We’ll break down the best ways to clean components of your aquarium, based on the type of material it’s made of.


Red Sea reduce plastic waste with new 20-kilo 160-gallon salt boxes

Red Sea salt needs no introduction and is one of the most used aquarium salt brands in the world. Available in two types, Red Sea Salt and Coral Pro have traditionally only been available in buckets, but now they’ve introduced a 20.1kg, ultra-compact cardboard box for those who don’t want or need the plastic bucket […]


Salinity Measurements in Aquariums

Alkalinity is one of the most widely tested parameters in saltwater aquariums. It is often the first water parameter many aquarists test for as it is crucial in making artificial saltwater. There are many ways to measure salinity, some more accurate than others. In this blog, we will discuss what salinity is, its importance in saltwater aquariums, and how to take salinity measurements.


Triton Method EXPLAINED: How It Works and Interpreting Lab Test Results

They have their signature TRITON Labs ICP water testing. They have Core7 Elements used for daily dosing. They offer TRITON Reagents to fill in the gaps when testing reveals parameters that need fine tuning and they also have filter media to remove toxins. Finally, there is The TRITON Method that ties all of it together.