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A Quick Guide to Fishless Cycling: An Easy Way to Start Your New Aquarium

Dr. Timothy A. Hovanec presents a short, concise recipe on how to fishless cycle your aquarium. You can add DrTim’s One & Only Live Nitrifying Bacteria or not with this method. By adding the bacteria, your cycling time will be shorter and you’ll be watching fish in your aquarium sooner.

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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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Salinity Measurements in Aquariums

Salinity is one of the most widely tested parameters in saltwater aquariums. It is often the first parameter hobbyists test for as it is crucial in making artificial saltwater. As Kevin Costa from Hanna Instruments explains, there are many ways to measure salinity—but some are more accurate than others!

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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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We Talk to Julian Sprung About His First Aquarium, Growing Algae To Filter Water, And The #1 Mistake Most Hobbyists Make

Julian Sprung is one of our favorite writers about all things aquaria. He co-founded a company you probably know called Two Little Fishies in 1991 to publish books about the hobby and create practical products many of us at Marine Depot use every day on our tanks.

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Red Sea Reef Care Recipes: Q&A with Scott Kohler, SR. V.P. of Sales & Marketing

Red Sea’s Reef Care Program has been around for quite a while, but after listening to feedback from hobbyists, they have decided to update it with the Red Sea Reef Care Recipes

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Hanna Alkalinity Checkers: What YOU Need To Know

Measuring alkalinity and maintaining it at the proper levels helps corals thrive. The Hanna Alkalinity Checker makes testing easy and provides an easy to understand digital readout.

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Hanna Calcium Checker: What YOU Need To Know

If you are tired of hassling with liquid test kits and want a quick, easy, and accurate way to monitor your calcium levels, the Hanna Instruments Calcium Checker is your best option.

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Hanna Phosphate Checkers: What YOU Need to Know

Hanna Phosphate and Phosphorous ULR Checkers offer fast, easy, and ultra-precise water testing if you’re having algae problems and want to get your phosphate level in check.

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How to Test Calcium in Your Aquarium with a Hanna Calcium Checker

Calcium should be checked weekly at minimum, and every time you add or remove any organisms from your tank. The Hanna Calcium Checker generates an accurate digital readout in PPM.

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