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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...
Endemics - Tonga (03/19/13)
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...
Revisited: Prepping Your Koi Pond (02/17/13)
A little bit of preseason prep work will help to make your koi pond pristine for the upcoming summer months. Bringing your koi safely out of their winter dormancy is as simple as having patience and performing a few simple tasks, and is well worth...
Revisited: The Dish on Sand Grain Size (11/05/12)
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.
Revisited: Chemistry Corner - PHOSPHATE (10/18/12)
Phosphate is a much maligned chemical in marine husbandry, yet it plays a crucial role in all metabolic processes. Learn more in this edition of Chemistry Corner.