Reef A Palooza NY 2019 : Tropic Marin

Ever since Reef A Palooza Orlando, I have been dying to catch up with Lou Ekus of Tropic Marin to talk about what he briefly showed/educated me on: their latest product, Carbo-Calicum. I even got together with Craig Bingman, a PhD Chemist that regularly speaks at...

New Reef Aquarium Additives from Reef Endurance

Reef Endurance is a new brand line of liquid supplements offered by CoralVue out of Slidell, LA. These new supplements were recently announced at Reef-A-Palooza in Orlando, FL. Reef Endurance is manufactured here in the USA exclusively by CoralVue. Reef Endurance Product Lineup: Reef Endurance Calcium Plus (Part 1): Calcium Plus is part 1 of the two part system. The 2 part system can be used for balling method or in a two-part dosing regimen. Sold in 17 oz., 34 oz and 1 gallon bottles. Active Ingredients: Calcium, Magnesium, Strontium, Molybdenum, Manganese, Bromine, Bromide, Boron, Cobalt, Iron, Zinc. Reef Endurance Alkalinity/PH Plus (Part 2):  Part 2 contains a blend of carbonates, borates and bicarbonates to boost alkalinity and improve buffering capacity. Active Ingredients: Bicarbonate, Carbonate,Potassium, Iodine, Boron Reef

Why You Should Be Testing for Calcium

Calcium, along with Alkalinity, and Magnesium are three major chemical parameters that are integral to stony corals growth. You will find that these three are linked as rises and falls of one affect the other, sometimes in an inverse relationship. This video is going to focus on Calcium. Music: Tracks: “Finding the Balance” Artist: Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) License Terms: Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/faq.html Video: Camera information: Canon C100 Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS macro Canon EF MP-E 65mm f/2.8 macro Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4-4.5 STM IS Sigma Art 18-35mm f/1.8 Sony Underwater Action Cam Copyright Information: This video was shot and edited by Tidal Gardens. Tidal Gardens owns all intellectual property rights to this content.

Salty Q&A: Calcium and Alkalinity Out of Whack

Maintaining stable parameters in the accepted range is much better than chasing “ideal” numbersQuestionI’m having an issue with the calcium and alkalinity levels in my reef tank. Right now, the calcium is at 380ppm, which is at the low end of the acceptable range, and the alkalinity is at 10dKH, closer to the high end of the acceptable range. I’d like to get the calcium up over 400ppm so I have a greater margin for error. But whenever I add more calcium supplement than usual, I notice that the alkalinity level drops afterward. Any idea why this is happening? Is it coincidence or cause-and-effect?” – Submitted by Ross C. Answer Thanks for your question, Ross

Water chemistry 101 – Top water parameters to test for in saltwater tanks

Water chemistry is a complex subject, but it is also an incredibly important one. It governs every factor within your aquarium and is pivotal to the health of the animals living in it. While there are a good deal many other water parameters to bear in mind, we have selected those which we believe to be the most important in saltwater aquariums. This guide will highlight those water parameters that we feel saltwater fish keepers should most be aware of. It will also explain how to go about adjusting the levels of these parameters in your tank. pH Fluctuations in pH levels can dramatically affect the health of the fish in your tank. Moreover if you have a reef tank then your occupants are likely to
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