Why Reef Keeping Has Become Harder

Why Reef Keeping Has Become Harder July 20, 2021

I have been tending to reef tanks for many, many years and in my view reef keeping has become harder.  How is this possible? Whether you agree or

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Why Reef Keeping Has Become Harder

I have been tending to reef tanks for many, many years and in my view reef keeping has become harder.  How is this possible? Whether you agree or […]

Peninsula Tank Build – Coral & Fish Food, Supplements and Trace Elements

This is Part #19 in a series of blog posts about my 225 gallon peninsula tank build.

 

Over the years I have not used […]

Tips For Keeping a Reef Tank Cool

It is summer and time to keep an eye on the temperature of your reef tank. I like to keep my tanks in the 78 to 79 degree F range but during the summer months my tanks push 81 degrees […]

Peninsula Tank Build – Maintenance & Husbandry

This is Part #18 in a series of blog posts about my 225 gallon peninsula tank build.

 

Maintenance and tank husbandry are really important for a reef tank and I do not always look forward to it. But I know it has to be done and in the long run it […]

Peninsula Tank Build – Adding Fish to the New Reef

This is Part #17 in a series of blog posts about my 225 gallon peninsula tank build.

 

When I start a new tank I like to come up with what I call a fish stocking plan. It is a list of the fish I would like to add to the […]

Peninsula Tank Build – Monitoring and Controlling Tank

This is Part #16 in a series of blog posts about my 225 gallon peninsula tank build.

 

I have always tried to stay away from too much automation with my tanks since I don’t like to have too many moving parts. The chances of something going wrong […]

Peninsula Tank Build – Circulation

This is Part #15 in a series of blog posts about my 225 gallon peninsula tank build.

 

Peninsula reef tanks can present challenges when it comes to providing sufficient circulation for corals, especially SPS. It can be unsightly to have pumps on a viewing panel so many folks place […]

Peninsula Tank Build – Calcium & Alkalinity Supplementation

This is Part #14 in a series of blog posts about my 225 gallon peninsula tank build.

 

Over the years I have used both two-part dosing and calcium reactors for calcium and alkalinity supplementation. Two-part is good because it allows for precise […]