Coral Guides and Info
Keeping you up to date with the latest aquarium news
So we are in the middle of the COVID-19 Lockdown, and this has given us a bit of time to look at and test the new Seneye Spectra that we have had kicking around for a couple of weeks.
A bit more advanced than the par meter found on the Seneye reef this is a full nanometer spectrometer capable of showing you more than just PAR.
Whether you’re just starting a new marine aquarium project or just adding new reef safe fish to an existing reef tank, it’s critical to understand the expected relationships between the different corals, critters, and fish in a saltwater aquarium environment. In these cases, it is important to always select reef safe fish (like the ones listed on our site) for a reef tank project
A good source of water is an essential base for your home reef aquarium, all the life inside your tank depends on it. In the past, it was acceptable to use tap water in your reef aquarium, but time and analysis has shown that tap water can vary from place to place and may contain unwanted elements for our tanks.
Talk to any modern reefkeeper and very soon the subject of nitrate will arise. The bane of many a reefkeeper over the last thirty years, rising nitrate and ultimately uncontrollable nitrate levels have long been blamed for the browning of corals, and horrible, nuisance algae. But nitrate and its importance to the marine aquarium has now come full circle, and in three, recent back-to-back conversations with accomplished reefkeepers, all three complained that they didn’t have any nitrate, and were actively looking to create some!
Phosphorus is a nutrient, and can be in either organic or inorganic form. Plants, algae and phytoplankton actually require Phosphorus for photosynthesis, and it’s essential to all living things, but if there is too much Phosphorus in the marine aquarium, known more commonly as Phosphate, it will cause nuisance algae.
We have had some issues with invasive brown clove polyps in one of our display tanks. We read online about some success with treating the tank with Panacur a form of wormer. Our experiences was mixed, here's what happened when we tried it.
Its often confusing as a beginner with all the abbreviations people use when talking about their marine aquarium, Here we try and unravel some of this jargon for you.