Jul19

Kamoer XF-STP: Calcium Reactor Doser

Are you constantly having to retune your calcium reactor? I have the perfect solution for you! So you have a reef tank and lately your corals are looking great and growing fast. Isn’t that what we all want? At the same time, you noticed that your two part supplementation is no longer able to keep up. You are going through Alkalinity and Calcium at a rate that is becoming cost prohibitive. Fellow local and online reefers are suggesting...

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Jul13

Giesemann Potassium, Iron and Iodine Professional Test Kits

Are you an SPS nut looking to optimize the coloration of your corals? A re you an SPS nut looking to optimize the coloration of your corals? Stay tuned. There are many factors that contribute to the pigmentation of corals including: light, nutrients, stability and water chemistry. Over the past few years three micro elements have been associated more with coral color than anything else we can test for.      In fact, depletion or...

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Jul09

Calcium Reactors & Related Equipment Part 1

Do you want to put the two part dosing days behind you and graduate to a calcium reactor to maintain calcium and alkalinity in your aquarium? This is the first video of a 3-video series dedicated to calcium reactors.  In the first video we cover what you need to know before installing and the components necessary to properly set up a calcium reactor. What is a calcium reactor? Corals, invertebrates and even coralline algae are...

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Jul06

Aquaforest Marine Salt: Reef, Sea & Probiotic Blends

Considering a new salt for your reef tank?  Perhaps a premium salt made from quality ingredients and a proven track record of success?  Stay tuned. S alt is such a basic component of our reef tanks and amazingly, for something that seems so simple, choosing the right salt for our system is one of the hardest decisions we will make.  The sheer number of competing brands available along with the plethora of positive and negative...

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Jun15

IceCap K1-Nano Skimmer 101: Assembly, Installation & Operation

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 post we covered IceCap K1 130, 160 and 200 models. Like the rest of the K1 series the Nano is master crafted from robust PVC and high quality acrylic. The IceCap K1 Nano is a remarkably compact skimmer that offers a new level of refined filtration for marine aquariums ranging...

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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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