News / Feature Articles

Revisited: Protein Skimming (Foam Fractionation) (01/04/16)
A review of an 07 article on Protein skimming.
Intro to Refugium Algae (12/23/15)
A little brush up on the ins and outs of selecting refugium algae. There is a lot more to it than picking up some scraps of Caulerpa and calling it "good."
Revisited: The Dish on Sand Grain Size (12/16/15)
Have you ever wondered how water manages to penetrate the depths of the deep sand bed? Or wondered how much thought to put into using the correct sand grain sizes for your display and sump tanks? If so, you have landed at the right place.
Bopyrid Isopods in the Aquarium (12/08/15)
The Parasitic Relationship between Bopyrid Isopods & their Hosts: with Special Reference to the Parasitism of Ornamental Crustacea by Bopyrid Species
Stepping Large; The Big Tank, part 1 (10/26/15)
Are you bored with regular tanks? Have you gone Nano already? Maybe you need a hardcore challenge--a Big tank! This article touches on what you need to make it happen.
Fluorescence, Bioluminescence, and Phosphorescence (10/07/15)
Of all the ways that corals impress, luminescence is the most dramatic. Beneath the waves, light is so important that many animals have evolved to make it themselves.
Revisited: A Guide to Reverse Osmosis (09/15/15)
Osmosis is the diffusion of water through a semi-permeable membrane between two liquids of different salt concentrations. By nature, the two solutions will want to reach a state of equilibrium with each other. The semi-permeable membrane restricts...
Tips From the Pros: Prepping for Power Outages (06/15/15)
It is a nightmare scenario: the night is cold and biting, wind howls, and the power suddenly goes out. It looks like it could be out for a few days. What about the reef tank? What you do in next few hours could make all the difference...
Tips from the Pros: Do Your Homework (06/08/15)
Bring a good book with you when you go your local fish store, to avoid poor purchase choices.
Tropical Roots (03/05/15)
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...