Testing for Magnesium in your Reef Tank

This video will focus on magnesium which is an often overlooked ion in our reef tanks. Reef hobbyists interested mainly in stony corals tend to tunnel vision in on calcium and alkalinity. On one hand, that makes sense because coral skeletons are primarily made up of calcium carbonate. On the other hand, it’s an incomplete view of what’s happening in our water and, keeping those levels can be challenging despite our best efforts. Here is where testing for Magnesium can help. Music: Tracks: “Night Cave” 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 Free Fly Movi Pro Stabilizer Copyright Information: This video was shot and edited by Tidal Gardens. Tidal Gardens owns all intellectual property rights to this content.

Reef Threads Podcast #314

Craig Bingman talks about alkalinity, Ca, and Mg in this week’s podcast.

Craig Bingman returns to us this week for an extensive look at calcium, alkalinity, magnesium, and how they work together to make coral skeleton. If you want a better understanding of the chemistry that’s happening in your reef aquarium, this is the show for you.

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