Ricardo Pinto

I am from Portugal (EU). I am a medical doctor and I also run the European reef blog H2O + Something. I´ve been a hobbyist for the past 15 years. I´ve started with freshwater aquariums - planted aquariums and African cichlids - and I´ve been doing reefkeeping since 2004.

Recent Blog Posts

Filter Medias for Bacteria Fixation

Filter Medias for Bacteria Fixation

            Some of the old-school reefers (or if you had a freshwater tank) must remember using Bio-Balls, Ceramics or Siporax for bacteria fixation about 10 or more years ago. The disadvantage pointed at that time was that these media...

Comprehensive planning of your aquarium

Comprehensive planning of your aquarium

When planning your tank, nothing is ever too much. On my previous setups, almost immediately after the tank was fully working I noticed some kind of mistake. I don’t know about you but this has always happened to me. One of the great advantages of internet forums is...

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