How to Start a Reef Tank With Live Rock

Live rock is a great way to quickly bring a new reef tank online since it typically comes teaming with life, including beneficial […]

Is Automatic Monitoring of Calcium & Magnesium Necessary?

A few weeks ago I provided an overview of the GHL KH Director and touched on some reasons why I went with that unit versus others in the marketplace. […]

Installing a Calcium Reactor Injection Assembly

A number of folks who own Pax Bellum ARID algae reactors have been asking for a how to video on installing a calcium reactor injection assembly, which sends excess C02 […]

Product Showcase: GHL KH Director

Over the many years I have been keeping reef tanks I have learned that it is critically important to have stable, rock solid […]

Reef-A-Palooza 2018 New York

This was my third visit to Reef-A-Palooza New York and boy I was not disappointed. A lot of people, a lot of vendors and a ton of corals!
Reef-A-Palooza New York: My Video Report!

 

 

 

If you are looking for additional insights and information, please explore my many other reef tank and SPS related articles as well as my […]

Top 5 SPS Corals

Taste can very subjective when it comes to selecting eye-catching SPS corals for a reef tank. For me, I am an old school reefer and today I tend to stay away from the over-priced corals with a lot of hype and buzz. You know, the ones that look almost too good to be true thanks […]

Blue Squamosa Clam – A Mollusk With Wow Factor

Years ago when I first entered the hobby I was mesmerized by a giant blue clam at a LFS. It was about 5 inches and I had never seen a blue clam with that type of pattern. I was told it was a Blue Squamosa clam, considered at the time to be the holy grail […]

Tips on Choosing and Placing SPS

One key to keeping an eye catching SPS dominated reef is to plan ahead and think about what the reef might look like in a year or two when it matures. Do your homework and […]

Rapid Tissue Necrosis (RTN) – A Reef Keeper’s Nightmare

Your tank is on cruise control and all SPS corals are in a happy zone, growing and thriving like you had always imagined. Then one day the lights come on and your eyes zero in on a dead coral. What the heck? How could that happen when everything was going so well?

 

Reef keeping can be […]

How to Maximize SPS Polyp Extension – Top 5 Tips

Is good polyp extension necessary if you want to have success with SPS corals? Not necessarily. However, if you dig fuzzy sticks then there are a few things you can do to fulfill this desire. Here are my Top 5 Tips to Maximize SPS Polyp Extension:

Avoid Fish with a Hankering for SPS – Perhaps this is […]