Aquarium Water Testing and Why it Matters

Not all aquarium life requires the same water parameters. It is critical for success to know which species you are keeping, their water requirements, and what your water quality levels are. Check out these guidelines for fresh and saltwater tanks!

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Public Comment Invited by Aquaculture Science Planning Task Force In Support of Marine Fish Aquaculture

Share your ideas with The Subcommittee on Aquaculture to help them assess national needs for aquaculture research and assistance, coordinate aquaculture programs of Federal agencies, advance aquaculture R&D and technology transfer.

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Testing Test Kits: We Compared 4 Popular Aquarium Ammonia Test Kits—Here Are the Results

For this ammonia test kit evaluation, we used a “blind” three-person test panel. The water samples contained known lab-prepared ammonia levels. But none of the people using the kits had any idea what the levels were.

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The Complete Guide to Algae Turf Scrubbers: Part 2

Filtering your tank using “algae to fight algae” has gained popularity in recent years. In Part 2 of a multi-part series, we discuss the pros and cons of buying an algae scrubber vs. building one. This guest post was researched and written by our friends at Santa Monica Filtration.

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Control Pumps From All Your Favorite Brands With a Single Controller—See The Game-Changing CoralVue Hydros Wave Engine At Reef-A-Palooza Orlando This Weekend

The Hydros Wave Engine allows pumps from different brands to work together to provide an integrated flow management system. You can use a VorTech at one end of your tank and a Maxspect Gyre at the other—and have them work together!

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DC Runner G2 Pumps Are a Hit With Hobbyists—We Talk With Aqua Medic’s Chad Wohlers About The Improvements They Made This Go-Round

Aqua Medic moved all the computer components from the pump into the controller itself. There have also been improvements made to the impeller and body designs that have resulted in near silent operation. Plus 0-10v connectivity!

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Red Sea’s ReefLED Lights Are Launching in May—Here Is Everything We’ve Learned So Far

Yesterday Red Sea released a bunch of new information about their smart reef lighting systems, the ReefLED 50 and the ReefLED 90. There’s a lot of ground to cover, so we put together this blog post to share everything we’ve learned so far.

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Vectra 2 Pumps from EcoTech Marine Are Launching This Month: Here’s Everything You Need to Know About The Generation 2 Vectras!

EcoTech Marine announced the Vectra 2 today, which is the second generation of their controllable DC return pumps. We’ll share all the announcement details and imagery in this blog post and tell you what’s changed and what’s stayed the same!

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DrTim’s Aquatics Recipes for Success: Getting Rid of Cyanobacteria and Algae (Using Re-Fresh and Waste-Away)

The long-term solution to cyano and algae is adding competing bacteria back into your aquarium that will consume nutrients and then removing those organisms, thereby removing the nutrients from the system. It’s not as hard as it sounds!

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The Best Magnetic Algae Cleaners And How to Choose The Right One For Your Aquarium

Your algae magnet is essential and is one of the most frequently used tools on your tank This is the exact reason you should choose an algae magnet that is suitable for your tank!

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