A UV Sterilizer For a Reef Tank?

A UV Sterilizer For a Reef Tank? July 23, 2019

Reef keepers have long debated whether the constant use of a UV sterlizer is helpful or harmful to a saltwater reef tank. In essence, a UV sterilizer has a UV bulb in a water tight compartment

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A UV Sterilizer For a Reef Tank?

Reef keepers have long debated whether the constant use of a UV sterlizer is helpful or harmful to a saltwater reef tank. In essence, a UV sterilizer has a UV bulb in a water tight compartment […]

SPS Deep Dive: Tyree Icefire Echinata

The Tyree Icefire Echinata is a definite looker with its bright blue tips and creamy white branches. I typically fall for […]

SPS Deep Dive: Oregon Blue Tort

The Oregon Blue Tort is perhaps my favorite SPS coral. The blue color of a “true” Oregon Blue Tort is so vivid it makes you wonder whether it was […]

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SPS Deep Dive – AquaSD Rainbow Millie

Back in 2008 AquaSD in San Diego was unpacking a shipment of corals and came across a stunning Acropora […]

SPS Deep Dive – Cali Tort

There are many choices out there when it comes to selecting eye catching SPS corals for a reef tank. I tend to gravitate to solid colored pieces that contrast […]

The Benefits of a Remote Sump

It takes a lot of […]

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How To Avoid a Skimming Disaster With a Float Switch

I am a big fan of preparing for the worst when it comes to keeping a reef tank and I constantly think about ways to prevent […]

How To Ship SPS Frags

Back in the “old” days […]