Hanna Instruments Introduces 2 New Marine Checkers

Hanna has just announced 2 new Marine Checkers for testing marine aquarium water. The new Checkers (electronic water testing devices) are designed to test for Magnesium and Ammonia. For a long time Hanna has been teasing the Magnesium Checker and it’s finally about to hit retail store shelves. Both Checkers are map priced at $59.95 and we expect the see the Magnesium Checker become as widely used like the Alkalinity, Phosphate, Nitrate and Calcium checkers. The Magnesium Checker (HI783) will accurately measure (±5% of reading @ 25 °C (77 °F) Magnesium levels between 1000 and 1800 PPM and the steps are simple and straightforward as show below. Magnesium Testing Guide Features at-a-glance Fewer steps than other chemical tests Color-coded syringes make the magnesium test simple and

Taking Inventory of the Frag Tank

Growing out SPS to cultivate frags can be both a rewarding as well as a frustrating experience. Most of my farmed Acros have thrived while a few have sputtered. Quit frankly, it is a mystery to me as to why a few have been dormant. But that is part of the game, I guess. I recently took inventory of my 75 gallon frag tank, which is lit by two 400W 20K Radium bulbs. The corals in this tank are a mixture of mature colonies, some not so mature and others that are tiney frags. ATL Strawberry Fields The ATL Strawberry Fields is a classic SPS coral from Atlantis Aquariums that has been a favorite among SPS enthusiasts for a long time. This Acropora florida sports a vivid green
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