Fighting nutrient build up in the aquarium is one of the major struggles the common hobbyist must face on a daily basis. Today, there are several methods to reduce nutrient levels; some by resins (ad/absorbers) and other chemical filtration components, but the latest trends include “pro-biotic” and/or the enhancement of biological nutrient reduction by bacteria.
Achieving a successful coral reef aquarium is dependent upon maintaining stable water parameters that apply to the levels of the major, minor, and trace elements required by the corals.
Choosing the salt that is right for your aquarium is the key to your success.
Both Red Sea Salt and Coral Pro Salt are premium reef mixes, so which one should you use?
If you want to mix perfect seawater, This Tips & Tricks blog will provide you with great practical advice on how to ensure a consistent and perfect mix every time, while addressing some common issues and misconceptions:
The entire reef ecosystem depends on light. Why? Because light drives photosynthesis.
Filtration is fundamental to maintaining a healthy aquarium environment and, unfortunately, it is an aspect of the hobby that is, at best, poorly understood and, at worse, fraught with unmitigated nonsense. Filtration is the removal, or separation, of one or more substances from one or more other substances There are three basic types of filtration that apply to the aquarium: mechanical, biological, and chemical.
At Seachem, we get many questions from hobbyists, not all directly related to our product line. We do our best to be helpful and answer questions without bias. We do not, however, follow the crowd, so that sometimes our views may seem contrarian. Here are some of the issues that come up repeatedly.