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.
Product Review: Products of the 20th Marine Aquarium Conference of North America in Atlanta, Georgia
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.
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.
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.
Marine Series is an unprecedented line of aquarium equipment that allows you to create your ultimate aquatic showcase.
The Maxi Jet line has finally been revamped to include more powerful models known as the Maxi Jet Utility (MJU) pumps.
Sanjay continues his analysis of the 150 Watt DE Lamps.
This power-shaving game can get rather addictive once we're motivated by seeing our power utility bill drop month-by-month.
The Finch Shutoff Relay is a great electrical invention. This item will undoubtedly prevent many overflows (it has saved me already).
The study presented some very interesting data on the life of metal halide lamps. It reinforced the view that the spectral qualities change over time resulting in the change of the CCT of the lamps to lower values.
If no one were home the house could well have burnt down.
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.
This Captive Purity RO/DI unit generally performs very well, especially when considered the low quality of the feed water. As such, it is worthy of your consideration when making a purchase.
Even in this day and age of exorbitantly colored, ridiculously expensive, inordinately rare corals with over-the-top names like Reverse Radioactive Green Monkey Nipple zooanthids, there's still not much that compares to a school of neons swimming amongst a lush aquatic meadow.
For a hobbyist who truly wants to create water motion, change the flow, or create a very dynamic system, then this pump is the real deal. The VorTech pump is awesome.
This article will explore some of the cheaper options that will allow an aquarist to take stunning top down pictures of corals in the home aquarium with both simple point and shoot cameras and the more expensive SLR cameras.
While this article cannot solve every aquarium emergency, it hopefully gives some ideas that can be implemented with little cost which may pay big dividends in saving the lives of aquarium animals.
This month Greg shares the evolution of his 130 gallon reef aquarium with us.
This coral will grow very quickly when conditions are correct. Specimens can double in size in just a few months.
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.