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9 Most Important Reef Tank Aquarium Water Parameters

Here are the 9 MOST IMPORTANT Reef Tank Parameters I cross-checked the information in their table with other reputable sources. The following suggested aquarium water parameters are adapted from LiveAquaria, Wikipedia, Fishchannel.com and Advanced Aquarist: Here are the 9 MOST IMPORTANT Reef Tank Parameters: Alkalinity Ammonia Calcium Nitrate Nitrite pH Phosphate Salinity Temperature     Let’s dive a little deeper …

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Aquarium reactor media

There are three popular types of aquarium reactor media: Activated carbon Granulated Ferric Oxide (GFO) Biopellets What is activated carbon? Activated carbon is an old-school filtration media that’s been around since the dinosaurs.  It is one of the purifying agents inside a Brita brand water filter, if you are familiar with those. Activated carbon is used because it is great at …

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How to dose kalkwasser in a reef tank saltwater aquarium

What is kalkwasser? Kalkwasser is the German word for calcium hydroxide, a relatively inexpensive reef tank additive that will help you keep your calcium and pH levels nice and high in your tank. For some reason, the term kalkwasser has become part of the mainstream vernacular in the saltwater aquarium hobby. Kalkwasser, or calcium hydroxide, is a mainstay in the …

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How to make saltwater from reef salt mix

How do you make the saltwater for a saltwater reef tank? Have you ever looked at a saltwater tank at a city aquarium, or even a dentist’s office and thought, “I wish I could have one of those!” but don’t even know where to begin? For example, where do they even get the saltwater for that reef tank from? Do you want to …