Switching From Neptune APEX to GHL Profilux 4

Change can be a difficult thing and over the years I have certainly had my moments of resisting it…..this is true for life in general and, specifically, the reef […]

Top 5 Beginner SPS Corals

SPS or Small Polyp Stony corals can be demanding to keep and it is wise for new reef keepers to start off with soft and/or Large Polyp Stony (LPS) corals. The move up to SPS can be made once sustained success is achieved with softies and LPS.

 

However, those who graduate to SPS should not jump in […]

Why Constant Alkalinity Monitoring is Important

How important is it to have stable alkalinity for a reef tank? It’s VERY important. In fact, on my list of Top 10 Tips For Keeping a SPS Reef Tank  I have stable parameters, especially alkalinity, at #1.

 

Yes, a sudden change in alkalinity can be very detrimental to sensitive SPS corals so it is best […]

How to Optimize Chaeto Growth

By Keith Berkelhamer, Owner of ReefBum, LLC, & Tristan Wilson, Owner of Pax Bellum, LLC

 

Keeping Chaeto in an algae reactor such as a Pax Bellum ARID is a great way to control nutrients and increase water clarity […]

Sand Bed or Bare Bottom?

There are a number of healthy debates in the hobby and one of the more popular ones is whether or not to go with a live sand bed or bare bottom in a reef tank. Folks in the bare bottom camp like the fact that they can easily siphon off detritus (dead organic matter such as fragments […]

Best Camera For a Reef Tank?

Is there a clear choice out there for us reef keepers when it comes to finding the best camera for a reef tank? Recently, I did some extensive research while in the market for a new camera and I believe the camera I settled on, a Sony A7 iii, is ideal for aquarium hobbyists, especially […]

Dosing Nitrates to Eliminate Cyano?

What? Dosing nitrates to get rid of cyano? A common piece of advice when battling Cyanobacteria or cyano is to lower nutrients since cyano can be fueled by high […]

The KISS Method of Reef Keeping

Today reef keepers have many, many options to run a reef tank. There are different methods available that require certain pieces […]

A Complete Guide to Live Streaming on Facebook & YouTube

Using a DSLR, Mirrorless Camera, GoPro or Professional Camcorder
I have a 187 gallon reef aquarium and every now and then I like […]

Why You Should Seriously Consider Using a Surge Suppressor

Well, I learned the hard way. Last week the controller for my Royal Exclsuiv Red Dragon 3 Speedy 80W
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