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Parameter Guide for the Marine Aquarium.

Reef enthusiast constantly wonder what are the ideal water parameters for their marine tank; with so much resources invested in making sure corals, fish, invertebrates, bacteria and macro algae thrive; it is imperative to und...

Aqua FX Christmas Giveaway!

Our dear friends from Aqua FX have a great surprise for us this Christmas!! Participate for a chance to win the Aqua FX Booster pump 100 GPD for your RO/DI unit!  To participate you need follow these steps: 1.-Like A...

What does Phosphate look like?

Using a Salifert PO4 test kit, I measure the water from my reef tank for Phosphate. The ideal reading is 0 to .03ppm (yes, it should be super low). Over the years, I've seen numbers as high as 3ppm in my tank to as low as 0. ...

Ammonia Warning!

Heads up, everyone.  Your livestock could be at risk.  This is no joke; a few nice tanks full of corals have suffered from the additives cities are dumping into our drinking water to make it safer for human consumption.Our bo...

Melev's Recommended Parameters

When keeping an aquarium, the best husbandry requires owning and using test kits to measure water parameters. Most kits have enough tests to last a full year, and using these kits frequently assures happy livestock. If a ki...

Water tests - do you test regularly?

Testing is something I always recommend to anyone, especially if their tank is seemingly off. But what about testing when everything is right? When talking to Joe Yaiullo of the Atlantis Aquarium (formerly the Long Island Aqu...