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A hot week and a hard lesson in coral heat stress

That is a quote from a  Dr. Foster’s article–and right now, it feels like the understatement of the century (hows that for an exaggeration). My story starts a couple of weeks ago, when my tank experienced a relatively sudden temperature change that put stress on my tank and caused me to …

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5 Best Selling Saltwater Aquarium Products

5 Best Selling Saltwater Aquarium Products Are you itching to buy a best selling saltwater aquarium product for your tank? Want to know what other blog readers are buying for their saltwater aquarium?  I have to admit, I was curious to see what other people are buying–and now that I know, …

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Reef Aquarium Gloves Product Review

Reef Aquarium Gloves Product Review: This may be the first time for me to ever say this–and it might even be the first time this has ever been stated in the English language, but I’m excited about a new pair of gloves I just bought. They are bright yellow gloves, …

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Reef Aquarium LED Lights

One of the most popular articles I have written is a post on Reef Aquarium LED lights that I wrote almost exactly two years ago. At the time, I had an OLD light fixture that ran 2 x 96-watt power compact lamps and either a 175-watt metal halide. The lamps …

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Controlling High Temperature in Reef Aquariums

Controlling High Temperature in Reef Aquariums Reef aquarists are focused on providing their fish and invertebrates with the best of care. Much effort is spent maintaining water quality, lighting and water movement. Ideal water temperature is an area of debate, but most reef aquariums are kept between 76-83F. Reef keepers …

Saltwater aquarium reactors and contactors

Saltwater aquarium reactors and contactors If you’ve spent any time online exploring reef discussion groups, shopping online or hanging out at a good reef shop, you’ve heard about or seen alien-looking devices called “aquarium reactors” or “contactors.” Depending on your temperament, your first response to reactors might be “COOL! I want one…or …

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The Amazingly Simple Aquarium Refractometer

One of the items on my wish list this past year was a refractometer. For years and years, I have always used one of those swing-arm style hydrometers (specific gravity meters)…and I was convinced that refractometers weren’t worth all the hassle. Well, this year I put the old refractometer on …

The NEW Aquasun LED Light from ZOOMED

ZOOMED Laboratories just added an LED light fixture to their line of aquarium lights–the AQUASUN(R) LED light fixture. The fixtures are equipped with high-output white and blue LED lights. The image below shows the white and blue lights on together–white and blue can be operated independently with different switches. The …