Mike discusses his experiences from observing how the animals we keep in our tanks are collected and shipped to us.
Aquarists are very passionate and opinionated about their skimmers.
Feature Article: An Experimental Comparison of Sandbed and Plenum-Based Systems: Part 2: Live Animal Experiments
This month, we will continue our experimental comparison of sandbed and plenum-based systems under more realistic conditions.
Product Review: Water Testing Devices for Advanced and Professional Aquarists: The Hach 800 Series Colorimeters
Dana reviews the Hach 800 Series Colorimeters for use in marine aquaria.
In this month's column, Adam continues to discuss filtration and nutrient export.
Feature Article: An Experimental Comparison of Sandbed and Plenum-Based Systems. Part 1: Controlled lab dosing experiments
In this two part article, Robert and Christopher discuss experiments that they've conducted on sandbed and plenum-based systems and the results of those experiments.
In this month's column, our readers discuss how they control algae in their systems.
It is important for a hobbyist to identify which filtration methods they are using and how those methods are contributing to the health of their system.
Rich describes his tank and husbandry practices along with photos of its inhabitants.
Dan discusses his 120 gallon tank and its maintenance.
The author's viewpoint following this study is that mangrove plants may be useful to aquariums but in terms of nutrient uptake they are far inferior to macroalgae growth.
Tony Huff (aka ReefRelated) describes his aquarium for us -- its inhabitants, his equipment, and its maintenance.
Feeling handy? You might try DIY'ing your next piece of equipment.
As will become clear in this article, using tap water is risky business. Short of testing your own water, there is no way to be certain that your water is acceptable.
Tips for tweaking your skimmer, quieting your pumps, removing fish, detritus removal, and protecting your external pumps from an accidental flooding.