Do It Yourself
Terry showcases a number of ways a new reefkeeper can aquascape his or her tank.
In a day of product hype and hyperbole, it is refreshing to find a product that delivers more than it promises. Our testing found that the MP10 maximum flow rate exceeded the manufacturer's claim, and all other advertising points were reasonable.
The first 6 months of 2009 have been one of the most exciting periods for the release of new reef aquarium products.
The information presented in this installment should get you started in properly planning a project.
Feature Article: Environmental Stability: Nature v. Aquarium: Photosynthetically Active Radiation, Ultraviolet Radiation, Dissolved Oxygen, and ORP, Part 2
We'll resume our discussion of various physical parameters beginning with Photosynthetically Active Radiation, or PAR, followed by UV Radiation, Dissolved Oxygen, and finally ORP.
It is vitally important that we supply our critters with water that is constantly well oxygenated through aeration and or circulation.
The reward may well be a heightened appreciation for the diversity and adaptability of the plants and animals we so admire.
Product Review: T5 Fluorescent Lamps: UV Lighting's 'Super Actinic,' 'Actinic White,' and 'Aquasun' High Output T5 Lamps
This month we'll begin an examination of T5 fluorescent lamps in general and then scrutinize several lamps manufactured by UV Lighting Company.
Feature Article: The Development of a Method for the Quantitative Evaluation of Protein Skimmer Performance
Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Protein skimmers have become indispensable for many aquarists who strive to maintain the high water quality necessary to keep stony corals.
Product Review: Spectral Analysis of 400 Watt Mogul Metal Halide Lamps: Ushio 14000K, Icecap 400W Series, Elios 10000K
This article presents the last of the 400W mogul lamps tested.
The Maxi Jet line has finally been revamped to include more powerful models known as the Maxi Jet Utility (MJU) pumps.
While water motion will forever be debated, we can all agree that having options on water flow is always great. Thankfully we now the ability to produce water flow in all sorts of varieties.
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Hobbyists using a light-measuring device for the first time will probably be surprised at how rapidly the light field can change within an aquarium.