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By admin - Posted Jan 14, 2002 07:00 PM
Below is a listing of all of our articles about aquarium equipment (selection, reviews, maintenance, etc) sorted by date with the newest at the top of the list.
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Do It Yourself: A Guide to Making Gadgets for Your Aquarium, Part Two

By Dana Riddle on Nov 14, 2009 at 07:00 PM

Dana details different techniques and items you can use to make various devices for your next aquarium project.

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Product Review: VorTech MP10 Propeller Pump

By Dana Riddle on Oct 14, 2009 at 08:00 PM

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.

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Beginner's Column: Filtration

By Terry Siegel on Sep 14, 2009 at 08:00 PM

Terry discusses common types of filtration found in reef tanks.

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Product Review: New products and technology in the marine and reef aquarium hobby

By Jake Adams on Aug 14, 2009 at 08:00 PM

The first 6 months of 2009 have been one of the most exciting periods for the release of new reef aquarium products.

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Feature Article: Heat Transfer in Aquariums Part 1 - Basic Theory

By Frank Boldissar on Jul 14, 2009 at 08:00 PM

In Part 1 of this article, we go over the basics of heat transfer theory as applied to aquariums.

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Feature Article: Environmental Stability: Nature v. Aquarium: Photosynthetically Active Radiation, Ultraviolet Radiation, Dissolved Oxygen, and ORP, Part 2

By Dana Riddle on Jul 14, 2009 at 08:00 PM

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.

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Beginner's Column: Water Circulation

By Terry Siegel on Jun 14, 2009 at 08:00 PM

It is vitally important that we supply our critters with water that is constantly well oxygenated through aeration and or circulation.

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Product Review: New Electronic Ballasts - Lumatek, Galaxy and Vertex

By Sanjay Joshi, Ph.D. on Jun 14, 2009 at 08:00 PM

This article reviews the new series of electronic ballasts recently introduced by Lumatek, Sunlight Supply - Galaxy Electronic Ballasts, and Proline's Vertex electronic ballasts.

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Feature Article: A Different Look at Lighting: Effects of Prolonged Photoperiod, Spectral Quality, and Light Dosage

By Dana Riddle on May 14, 2009 at 08:00 PM

Some reef aquaria 'experts' have suggested that we understand all we need to know about lighting of reef aquaria. This article will suggest otherwise.

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Product Review: T5 Fluorescent Lamps: UV Lighting's 'Super Actinic,' 'Actinic White,' and 'Aquasun' High Output T5 Lamps

By Dana Riddle on Mar 14, 2009 at 08:00 PM

This month we'll begin an examination of T5 fluorescent lamps in general and then scrutinize several lamps manufactured by UV Lighting Company.

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Feature Article: A Look at "Mysterious Clam Deaths"

By James W. Fatherree, M.Sc. on Mar 14, 2009 at 08:00 PM

James gives us an overview of some of the things that can kill tridacnids, most of which aren't so mysterious.

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Product Review: Analyzing Reflectors: Lumenbrite III, Lumenmax Elite, Lumenmax, and Lumenarc III

By Sanjay Joshi, Ph.D. on Jan 14, 2009 at 07:00 PM

Reflector design for reef aquariums has improved considerably allowing for more efficient use of light. With these reflectors we can now light reef aquarium with fewer lamps, get deeper light penetration over larger areas.

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Feature Article: The Development of a Method for the Quantitative Evaluation of Protein Skimmer Performance

By Ken S. Feldman, Kelly M. Maers, Lauren F. Vernese, Elizabeth A. Huber, Matthew R. Test on Jan 14, 2009 at 07:00 PM

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.

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Feature Article: How to Make Corals Colorful, Part One: New Information, With Particular Attention to Blue-Green Fluorescent Pigments

By Dana Riddle on Jan 14, 2009 at 07:00 PM

Light intensity and its spectral characteristics play important parts in promotion of coral coloration.

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Feature Article: The Best Lamp Is...

By Dana Riddle on Dec 14, 2008 at 07:00 PM

Recent research has suggested a 'best lamp' - but some caveats exist!

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Equipment Review: Time For Conductivity

By Mark E. Evans on Dec 14, 2008 at 07:00 PM

This article is an intervention of sorts, at least when it comes to simplifying one key aspect of the marine aquarium hobby - salinity (or specific gravity) testing.

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Product Review: Products of the 20th Marine Aquarium Conference of North America in Atlanta, Georgia

By Jake Adams on Nov 14, 2008 at 07:00 PM

American innovation and advancements in nearly every kind of product one can imagine, this year's MACNA offered attendees a wealth of new marine and reef aquarium products to gawk at and enjoy.

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Product Review: VorTech MP 40 W

By Terry Siegel on Nov 14, 2008 at 07:00 PM

If I sound enthusiastic about this product it is because I am. Over the years I've seen all kinds of equipment come and go, but in my judgment, Vortech pumps are here to stay.

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Product Review: Spectral Analysis of 400 Watt Mogul Metal Halide Lamps: Ushio 14000K, Icecap 400W Series, Elios 10000K

By Sanjay Joshi, Ph.D. on Oct 14, 2008 at 08:00 PM

This article presents the last of the 400W mogul lamps tested.

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Product Showcase: Marineland's Revolutionary 'Marine Series' is Exceeding Expectations

By Marineland on Sep 14, 2008 at 08:00 PM

Marine Series is an unprecedented line of aquarium equipment that allows you to create your ultimate aquatic showcase.

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