Review: My Reef Creations Nilsen (Kalk) Reactor

Over the years, a kalk reactor has always been an integral part of my reef keeping setup.  I have used one to dose kalkwasser via my RODI top off to boost pH, which is lowered by my calcium reactor, and to augment my tank’s calcium and alkalinity levels.  I did have reliability issues with the one plumbed […]

Review – ReefBrite Tech LED Strip Lights

In this clip I shot some amazing video of my corals under a 3″ ReefBrite Tech LED Strip Light. Check out the awesome footage and my review of this light and the 8″ version.  For more information about these lights, please visit




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Bubble King Skimmer: Review & Tips on Use

In this video I am going to provide my review of the Bubble King Double Cone 250 Skimmer from Royal Exclusiv. The quality of the skimmer and attention to detail is second to none, but it is pricey and a bit quirky to dial in. Tune in to see my full evaluation.


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Tips on Designing a Custom Reef Tank

Aquarium manufacturers offer a ton of options on standard aquariums that satisfy the needs of many reefkeepers. My first reef tank was a standard acrylic tank and it served me well for years. Eventually, as I gained experience, I discovered that I wanted certain things in a tank that were not standard options so I […]