4th Pillar of Reef Keeping – Chasing Coral Color & Growth

Welcome to Part 4 of this four-part series, Chasing Colors, Not Numbers, where we learn about the importance of proper filtration and its affect on your corals.

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Protein Skimmer Types, Installation, and How to Maintain Them

As a beginner, it can be confusing with the different types of protein skimmers available. In this article we discuss each type of skimmer, installation basics, and troubleshooting.

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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. They may say they’re adding vinegar to their tank or even vodka. Yes, vodka! You may have reacted to yourself “Um, what??” and under breath say “Like… one shot for me… and one shot for […]

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Setting Up a Nano Tank: When Big isn’t an Option

Sometimes owning a larger reef tank is just not in the cards. Well, if you can’t picture not having a reef tank, don’t fold your cards just yet, because nano tanks can be just as fulfilling as a large tank at a fraction of the cost.

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Best Budget Skimmers: Our Top Picks

While there is no shortage of expensive aquarium supplies to splurge on, it is still possible to be an aquarium hobbyist on a budget. One of the equipment categories that can really have you shelling out some dollars are protein skimmers. While their primary purpose is to remove excess organics from your tank, they have […]

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Best Protein Skimmers: Our Top Picks

Ask any reefer the one aquarium accessory that they cannot live without. I’m willing to bet most would say their protein skimmers. Behind every great reef aquarium is a workhorse of a skimmer. Hobbyists rely heavily upon their skimmers and that has forced manufacturers to push the limits of innovation in order to offer units […]

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Cleaning Components of Your Aquarium Based on Material Type

We’ll break down the best ways to clean components of your aquarium, based on the type of material it’s made of.

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Maxspect Jump skimmer is an Aeraqua Duo for half the price

The protein skimmer market is a saturated one and its hard to make a splash these days in a sea of brightly colored cone-shaped skimmers which work very well but are all pretty similar. Maxspect’s Aeraqua Duo did make a splash however, by redesigning the skimmer from the ground up and combining looks and great […]

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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 NuvoSkim DC Universal is Innovative Marine’s First Nano Protein Skimmer Built Specifically For Aquariums From Other Brands

This new protein skimmer is a bit of a departure from what we’re normally accustomed to seeing from Innovative Marine—namely aquarium equipment that is specifically built to fit and function perfectly inside their own brand of aquariums.

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