How to setup a Reef Aquarium

Setting up a reef aquarium is a more advanced form of aquarium keeping that requires a bit more knowledge and equipment. However, with proper planning and care, a reef aquarium can be a beautiful and fascinating hobby. Here are the steps to get started:

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Nitrate and Phosphate reduction via Carbon dosing - Red Sea

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.

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Switching between reef salts - Red Sea

Are you considering upgrading to one of our premium grade Red Sea salts?

To prevent unwanted stress to your tank inhabitants, especially your corals, any changes to the water chemistry must be gradual.

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Coral Nutrition - food for thought - Red Sea

With so many feeding options, are you sure you’re giving your corals exactly what they need?
If you want your corals to thrive, grow, be colorful, and resilient to changes, here’s some food for thought!

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A Primer on Aquarium Filtration - Seachem

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.

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The Contrarian Reef - Seachem

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.

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