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Water Changes Worth Doing?

Water Changes Worth Doing?

One question some people ask themselves when faced with any type of aquarium is, "Do I really have to change the water out in my aquarium?" This is a fair question, as doing this all the time may seem cumbersome as a routine task to keep fish or reef life. Every store...

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Reviewing Chasing Coral

Reviewing Chasing Coral

I wrote a previous article announcing the very exciting and anticipated arrival of a new documentary; called Chasing Coral that is finally documenting the trouble coral reefs are facing out in the ocean today. It is pretty clear that global warming and human existence...

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Product Review: Reef Brite 48″ XHO Actinic Blue

Product Review: Reef Brite 48″ XHO Actinic Blue

Here at Reefnation we do our best to test out new technologies and share our feedback. In this product review, we're going to take a look at the Reef Brite 48" XHO Actinic Blue LED lighting from Reef Brite. To test this product out, we installed 2 of these units...

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Recharging GFO DIY

Lowering Phosphates with GFO GFO has been a popular choice to reduce phosphate in reef aquariums for a while now, but many people who use it don’t even know that it has the ability to be recharged. This is true and the only chemicals required are sodium hydroxide and...

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Using Carbon in Saltwater Revisited

Using Carbon in Saltwater Revisited

This is a revised editorial from one of my previous articles last year. The use of carbon in saltwater aquariums has been a very controversial subject whenever you search for the topic online. There are so many conflicting debates with tank owners on whether or not to...

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Lowering Nitrates DIY

Lowering Nitrates DIY

My experience with lower nitrates in my reef tanks has been an ongoing battle that started just a few months into the hobby. My first tank was a 29 tall with a 20 sump. Almost everything on the tank was diy and I spent as little money as possible. I dosed with baking...

3D printing technology could save reef life

3D printing technology could save reef life

It is not surprising in a world booming with developing technology that the answers to saving declining wildlife, like coral reefs across the globe, could be in the hands of none other than new technology. While there is somehow still debate about the declining state...

Vibrant coral reef discovered in muddy Amazon

Vibrant coral reef discovered in muddy Amazon

Everything that we know about coral reefs, thus far, points to the fact that a vibrant coral reef system existing in the muddy Amazon River should not exist. These conditions would be considered very undesirable for coral let alone a large reef system. The Amazon...

Making Supply Meet Demand: Reef Hobby Goes Sustainable

For many, aquariums act as the gateway into a world they never knew existed before, full of vibrant colors, stunning wildlife, and complexities beyond their imagination. To others, the ocean and its inhabitants have always been a natural part of life and maintaining...

Chasing Coral: Your next Netflix binge

Chasing Coral: Your next Netflix binge

Anyone who is paying attention to global warming knows the crushing implications coral reefs are facing. Human existence is literally destroying some of the world’s most incredible natural structures, including coral reefs. Wildlife in all of its forms is under...

Water Motion in Your Aquarium

Water Motion in Your Aquarium

The movement of water is an important factor when keeping any type of aquarium. Depending on how fast or slow the water moves is completely dependent on what marine life you are keeping or planning to keep in the tank. Many beginners find this topic to be a setback...