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Revisited: Keeping a log bookNew Icon (10/08/14)
Developing a good logbook can help you become a better aquarist by advancing your understanding of marine husbandry.
Chemistry Corner Your Guide to: IODINE, part 2 (09/09/14)
Part 2 of Chemistry Corner's discussion of Iodine. The chemical is hard to dose, harder to test for, but completely necessary for keeping healthy marine animals. Learn why this critical chemical may not even to be regulated in most systems.
Chemistry Corner, Your Guide To IODINE, part 1 (09/02/14)
Iodine is a critical metabolic chemical for marine organisms. Unfortunately, there is a lot about it we do not understand yet, making it difficult to regulate in an aquarium.
Endemics - Tonga (05/07/14)
Endemic has different meanings in biological context than it does in other uses. For our purposes it means "restricted or peculiar to a locality or region" or, more simply, it only comes from one place as far as we know. This isn't an uncommon...
Tropical Roots (12/18/13)
Just in case you started thinking you knew everything about tropical fish, here is an article that will give you something to chew on. Tropical fish are the evolutionary ancestors of most temperate species. That's right, reefs have far reaching...
Revisited: Your Guide to OXYGEN (12/11/13)
Where oxygen is concerned, it seems pretty simple. But that does not mean that oxygen is less important to consider than any other aquarium parameter.
Chemistry Corner, Your Guide to: ORP (11/06/13)
Oxidation-Reduction Potential (ORP) is an in-depth subject, about which most is still not understood. Fortunately, you do not need to the learn the nitty-gritty details to get the gist of ORP, and how and why to monitor it in your aquarium. This...
Chemistry Corner: MAGNESIUM (10/24/13)
Don't let chemistry fail you. Check back here regularly for a new installment of Chemistry Corner. We will keep you in the know about marine chemistry and how it affects your aquarium. This week's installment: Magnesium.
Revisited: What's Hot vs. What Your Aquarium Needs (10/08/13)
Baffled by the enormous quantity of information and products available to aquarists? Befuddled by people telling you to do this and do that? Put your own needs and abilities first and tailor your marine system to what you think it should be, not...
Revisited: Your Guide to SALINITY (05/29/13)
In this next installment of Chemistry Corner, the topic of salinity is discussed in more detail that is usually found in other publications. The salinity of the ocean has likely been stable for billions of years, and marine organism are specially...