May18

Octo Pulse: Advanced Controlling

Are you looking to make your new Octo Pulse Flow Pump work with your APEX by Neptune Systems or other advanced 3rdparty controllers?  Stay tuned! In a previous video we covered the basic fundamentals and new features of the Reef Octopus Octo Pulse Flow Pumps. In this video we will concentrate on connecting your Octo Pulse pump to a 3rd party controller by using an available 0-10 volt port. This makes the Octo Pulse pump very versatile...

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May14

Reef Endurane CORE: Liquid Element Trio

Do you need trace elements?  Are current trace element instructions too complicated? In today’s world and with the help of social media, almost everybody in the hobby shares pictures and videos of their tanks.  And I am not going to lie to you, some of the tanks I see are absolutely stunning.  The tanks are packed with growing corals and amazing coloration.  You probably have seen these gorgeous aquariums as well and ask yourselves,...

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May04

Giesemann Alkalinity and Calcium Professional Test Kits

Giesemann Professional Test Kits are designed, manufactured and tested to standards that are unparalleled in this industry. In reef aquaria, there is one important element that all LPS and SPS corals need in order to grow.   We are talking about Calcium Carbonate. Corals build approximately 90% of the skeleton by combining calcium and carbonate ions from the water to form calcium carbonate. There should be an equal amount of carbonate...

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Apr29

Reef Octopus Octo Pulse 101: Assembly, Installation and Operation

The Octo Pulse is the brand new DC wave pump from Reef Octopus engineered to fulfill the flow needs of even the most demanding hobbyist. This fully controllable wave pump produces a broad flow water movement that will encourage coral growth and a healthy system. With it’s 360° magnetic mount, the Octo Pulse can easily get the flow precisely where you need it. The rear of the Octo Pulse has a convex rounded shape, which fits...

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Apr20

EasySPS by EasyReefs

While most corals in our tanks will survive with good lighting and free-floating particulate food in the form of plankton and fish food, the main goal as care takers of these magnificent creatures is to help them not only survive but also thrive. While most corals in our tanks will survive with good lighting and free-floating particulate food in the form of plankton and fish food, the main goal as care takers of these magnificent...

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Apr13

IceCap 1K Skimmer 101: Assembly, Setup & Installation

In this blog post, we will cover the basic essentials of how to assemble, setup and operate your new IceCap K1 protein Skimmer. The IceCap K1 series are remarkably compact skimmers that offer many of the features found in higher priced skimmer. The K1 skimmers were designed around providing proper filtration without sacrificing valuable sump space or performance. Master crafted from robust PVC and high quality acrylic, these skimmers...

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