Testing

Common Nuisance Algae and How to Treat Them

Algae can enter your aquarium from introduced rocks, sand or frags, and when the conditions are right, algae will take…

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…

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…

Liquid Carbon Dosing Breakdown: Why and How to do It

At some point of keeping our aquariums we may have overheard someone from the reefing community talk about carbon dosing.…

How to Gain Control of your Silicate Situation

One of the most abundant elements on earth, silicon in its soluble form (silicate) can contribute to diatom outbreaks. So…

6 Steps to Improve Water Quality in Your Aquarium

The water you add to your tank can make keeping an aquarium easy or very difficult. It doesn't stop there…

How To Restore a Neglected Aquarium – Reviving a Reef

Life sometimes demands a lot of your attention, and your reef pays the price. With a little effort, restoring a…

Types of Test Kits: Which one is Right for You?

Testing your aquarium is one of the fundamental practices required to maintain a stable aquatic environment. There are three types…

How To: Cycle a Freshwater Aquarium with Dr. Tim’s

Before we get started we should first understand why a tank should be cycled, and then apply that knowledge in…

Testing Out the New Hanna PH Checker

I was excited when I heard that Hanna was releasing this new device. Luckily, I was offered a sample Hanna…