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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Reefer Deluxe 525 XL Tank Build #4: GHL ProfiLux 4 Setup and Mounting

The Red Sea tank in our office here has been cruising for some time now and I know it has been a while since we shared our work on the tank. As of today, the corals and fish are all looking wonderful and really maturing.

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How to Grow Coralline Algae In Your Aquarium: The Simple Truth

Growing coralline algae is one of the most discussed topics among reef aquarists. But here’s some good news: there is no magic formula or aquatic voodoo. Growing coralline algae is quite easy—and here’s what you need to know!

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Marine Depot Turned 20 This Year! We Talk To Our Founder Ken Wong About His First Aquarium, Starting Up The Business, And Meeting The Needs Of Today’s Hobbyists

We chat with Marine Depot’s founder, Ken Wong, about his first fish tank, what inspired him to start an online aquarium supply store, and what it’s been like serving aquarium hobbyists these past two decades.

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The New Larger HydroFill Ti Reservoir 15 by Innovative Marine Promises 3x The Water Storage for Only $50 More Than The Original

Innovative Marine is releasing a 15 gallon version of their popular HydroFill Ti Reservoir in early 2019. We’ve got pictures, pricing, and even video! If you have a large aquarium this might be the perfect solution for you.

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I’m Dreaming of a Red Sea Christmas—’Tis The Season To Upgrade Your Reefer Aquarium

The Reefer Series is a hugely popular line of aquariums from Red Sea. Although they come with just about everything you’ll need, we’ve got a few ideas of how you can modify your system to make maintenance even easier!

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Learn Why the A360X From Kessil is Their Best Light Yet!

Kessil is known for their low-profile, pendant-style fixtures—especially the popular A360 series—which has become one of the most sought-after reef lights. Check out our review video about its successor, the A360X!

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You’re Using The Wrong Test Kit: Why Aqua Medic’s Marine Lab Is Better Than ICP For Many Hobbyists

Aqua Medic Water Testing is the only service that does not use ICP machines to get results. We reached out to find out why. What we learned was that their time-tested service is more practical for the majority of hobbyists.

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Biological Filtration Demystified – Marine Depot Chats with Experts #10

The way you cycle your aquarium can actually impact its success long term. We discussed the pros and cons of a fishless cycle vs. cycling with fish and how to control the uglies in a new aquarium with Dr. Timothy A. Hovanec, the founder of DrTim’s Aquatics.

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