As reefers, I think we can all agree that alkalinity is one of the most important aspect of reef keeping. We have to stay on top of it at all times – it’s one of the most frequently tested element in our hobby.

For this video, we got together with my good friend Carlos Machin of C & C Aquariums to test out one of the hottest automatic alkalinity units on the market, Alkatronic of Focustronic. As many of you guys know, I am a big fan of automated testers as it eliminates the user errors and takes away the tedious and bothersome work that is testing, letting us simply enjoy the tank.

Check out this comprehensive video as we unbox the unit, show the installation process, share pro tips, and give our thoughts and final test results.

On a sidenote, on the noise test, you can definitely and clearly hear the noise but I think it gets buried by the ambient noises in the background and once it’s enclosed in a cabinet, you won’t hear much of anything.

Happy Reefing!

P.S. I would like to thank Deven Rich of Reef Dudes and Mok-Yi Chow of Inappropriate Reefer for the cameo!

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