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Nero 5 Pump Review: Design, Performance, Control, and Scheduling Using myAI App

Aqua Illumination is one of the original companies that pioneered LED aquarium lighting and make it available to the masses. Recently, they’ve taken an exciting leap into the circulation pump market with the Nero 5 powerhead release.

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Testing Test Kits: We Compared 5 Popular Aquarium pH Test Kits—Here Are the Results

For our test kit evaluation, we used a “blind” test panel of three persons. We knew what the pH levels were in the water samples, but the observers didn’t. They simply performed the tests and wrote down the results.

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A Pump Upgrade That Is Worth Every Penny: The EcoTech Marine VorTech QuietDrive Driver

Backwards compatibility is one of the VorTech’s best features. Upgrade previous model pumps to the current QD versions. QD upgrade kits can significantly reduce motor noise from older version VorTechs and in some models will also increase flow.

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Mail-In and ICP Aquarium Water Testing: Which Service is Right for You?

There are 4 major water testing labs specializing in saltwater analysis: ATI Lab, AquaMedic AWT, ICP-Analysis.com, and Triton Lab. We sent identical water samples to each and discuss our test results in this comprehensive review.

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Turn Your ATO Reservoir Into A Refugium And 4 Other Easy Mods For Your Red Sea Reefer 350

The Reefer 350 is a beautiful 73 gallon reef system from Red Sea. There’s not much you can really improve upon, but aquarium hobbyists always seem to find a way! Metrokat found four easy modifications online and performed them on her own aquarium. Check out the results!

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Does Your TDS Meter Measure Up?

A healthy aquarium begins with quality water. In this guest post from Kevin Costa of Hanna Instruments, we will dive deeper into understanding Total Dissolved Solids and Electrical Conductivity Measurements and the impact that these measurements can have on your RODI filters and your aquarium.

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The Ultimate ATO Is The World’s First Auto Top Off With 4 Optical Sensors To Keep You From Shouting 4 Letter Words At Your Aquarium

XP Aqua spent a year designing, developing, and testing the Ultimate ATO. It is the first auto top-off system with 4 optical sensors which are used for top-off detection, dual over-fill protection, and run-dry protection. Packed with sophisticated safety features but with easy plug-and-play installation!

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APS Stand Shelf Kits Let You Customize Your Aquarium Stand–See Photos, Details, Pricing

Did you know Aluminum Profile Series (APS) stands can be used for more than just Innovative Marine brand aquariums? We’re also breaking the news that APS Stand Shelf Kits will be released in about a month!

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The AquaMaxx Prism Proves You Don’t Have To Spend A Fortune To Get A Powerful Controllable Reef Light

I am happy with the Prism. The combination of intensity, coloration, controllability, and aesthetics are impressive—especially at this price point. I can’t wait to see how the light performs once I add corals!

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Is it a Protein Skimmer or Power Filter? Both! Meet the Compact 2-in-1 Coralife Marine Filter

If want an easy way to provide filtration and protein skimming for your small reef tank while eliminating bulky gear and messy power cords, the Coralife Marine Filter is exactly what you’re looking for!

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