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AQUARIUM COOKBOOK (BASIC) MAIN

Each Journey Begins with a First Step Once the aquarium setup is constructed and the tank filled, much of what follows in the population, cost and maintenance is locked in. So this is the time to figure out what you want and how much time, space and money you have…

TO DOSER OR NOT TO DOSER

After your reef tank has been up and running for a while, things will begin to happen in your tank; some good and some not so good. Assuming your water parameters start out where they need to be, you’ll see your fish grow, your corals grow and your shrimps and…

What’s Sump

Introducing your tank’s kidneys If you don’t want your tank to get overgrown with algae and toxic from too much phosphate and nitrate accumulation, you really need to consider setting up a sump. Flavors to consider There are a couple of main types of sumps to consider depending on your…

Phosphates and Nitrates

(Pass Me the Vodka) Over time your system will start to accumulate phosphates and nitrates. There are pretty much three accepted methods folks use to remove them. Water Changes (20% or more) as often as you can. Bio Pellet Reactor and/or Granulated Ferrous Oxide (GFO) Reactor Refugium full of Marine…