calcium

How-To Set Up a Kalkwasser Reactor – An easy Solution to Maintain Calcium and Alkalinity

Corals need the right balance of calcium and alkalinity to build new skeleton and tissue. Many reefers use 2-part solution…

Kalkwasser Explained and How to Mix Your Own Solution

Maintaining calcium and alkalinity levels is important because an imbalance in either one can limit the growth of your corals…

Automatically Test Alkalinity, Calcium, and Magnesium with Neptune Systems Trident Marine Aquarium Water Analyzer

The Trident from Neptune Systems is an automated testing system that regularly tests alkalinity, calcium, and magnesium in your saltwater…

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…

How to Use Hanna Checker Colorimeters to Dial In a 2-Part Calcium & Alkalinity Dosing Regimen

Maintaining proper water chemistry is arguably one of the more difficult aspects of keeping a healthy captive reef tank. Thankfully…

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…

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…

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…

ATI Essentials and ATI Elements: What YOU Need to Know

ATI makes it easy to maintain ideal water parameters using their 3-part supplement solution, ATI Essentials. For optimal results, combine…

ESV B-Ionic 2-Part Calcium Buffer System: What YOU Need to Know

The ESV two-part liquid product is formulated to provide the same ratio of calcium and alkalinity used in coral calcification.…