Feature Article: Coral Coloration - Part 7: Coral Reflectance, Chromoproteins and Environmental Factors Affecting Non-fluorescent Pigmentation
All the information presented in the previous six installments of this series has been only a precursor to this article, where we identified coral pigments as described in scientific literature.
This month, our readers give their feedback controlling their nutrient levels.
Dana compares a number of alkalinity test kits from the hobby.
This month, our readers give their feedback on handling the dog days of summer.
Aquarium Fish: Applications for Hyposalinity Therapy: The Benefits of Salinity Manipulation for Marine Fish
Hyposalinity can be employed in better acclimating recently transported fish, for quarantine, treating wounds, with antibiotics, getting fish to begin eating, conserving metabolic energy, improving growth and alleviating the effects of stress.
This month, our readers give tips on how they regularly change water in their tanks.
Feature Article: Coral Coloration, Part 4: Red Fluorescent Pigments, a Preliminary Report of Effects of Various Environmental Factors and Color Mixing
Dana explains several environmental factors and their possible effects on coral coloration.
This month, our readers give advice on maintaining your calcium levels.
Product Review: The Hach 'HQ' Series Meters: For Advanced Water Quality Monitoring: Dissolved Oxygen, pH, Temperature and Conductivity/Salinity/TDS
Dana reviews Hach HQ series of meters and gives his overall impressions of this equipment for monitoring water quality.
Does old tank syndrome really exist? Julian explains changes that the tank goes through as it gets older.
When it comes to the biological world, things are rarely as simple as they sometimes seem.
Quantification of lamp output quality is, at best, an expensive proposition. However, qualification of spectra is so inexpensive that even the budget-conscious hobbyist can afford a ‘spectrometer’. There are several ‘instruments’ available for just a few dollars from various suppliers.
If you have deep pockets and a true desire to tinker with and know practically everything about your lighting system and then some, then the relatively low-cost spectrometers and accessories from Ocean Optics just might be for you.
Now that a tank no longer needs to be broken down and tanks are being maintained for long periods of time a new
This article is a continuation describing some of the more philosophical filtration practices and concepts.
Terry continues covering acclimation, recovery, the role of hyposalinity therapy, factors influencing feeding behaviors and some handy equipment for use during acclimation and quarantine.
Frank shares his 80 gallon reef aquarium with us.
Dana discusses some simple temperature experiments and combines this information with important results recently published in the respected journal