GHL Releases More Details About ION Director

GHL has just announced more details about the much anticipated release of the ION Director, its latest automated monitoring and control device. […]

The Benefits of a Remote Sump

It takes a lot of equipment to run a thriving SPS reef tank and that makes it a challenge to fit everything underneath a tank stand. My first reef tank was in an apartment in New York City and I labored to squeeze everything into that confined space. It was a rented apartment so my […]

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 […]

GHL Profilux 4 Controller – Setup & Initial Thoughts

As detailed in an earlier blog post, I am making the switch from a Neptune APEX controller to the GHL Profilux 4. What are my first impressions? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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Going Skimmerless – A Failed Experiment

Well, I gave it the old college try. For two months I ran my 187 gallon reef tank without a skimmer. Why did I do this? The primary reason was a nine month battle I was having […]

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 […]