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Everything to Know About Keeping Jellyfish

Everything to Know About Keeping Jellyfish

Keeping Jellyfish in aquariums is one of those things that many hobbyists would like to do, but not a lot of people really know how. In this Q&A I have interviewed the Jellyfish expert, Travis Brandwood on how to take care of them in captivity. Hopefully with this...

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Luminosity under the ice

Luminosity under the ice

Google imaging Kangiqsujuaq, Quebec is like looking at something out of a frozen fairytale. Kangiqsujuaq is a Northern village in Nunavik, or Nord-du-Quebec, Canada with a tiny population of just about 605 people. “Kangiqsujuaq” means “the large bay” in Inuktitut as...

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Vermetid Snail Control

Vermetid Snail Control

Vermetids and the Reef Tank Vermetid snails are a type of snail that begins its life as a small mobile creature that can move where it wants. It then plants itself to a rock and builds a calcified tube where it spends the rest of its time. The featured image for this...

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Low pH Battle in the Midwest is Real!

Low pH Battle in the Midwest is Real!

As Reefnation is headquartered in the Midwest, we go through the four seasons and each one comes with it's own complications. Spring and Fall are great as we get to crack the windows and let the fresh air gust through the house. Not only do our families enjoy the...

Dealing with low pH in a Reef Tank

Dealing with low pH in a Reef Tank

Over the years I have seen many people post on Facebook and Fish Forums about how their pH is 7.5 and they don't know what to do. While over time, this is certainly a situation you wouldn't want to maintain, the first guiding principle should be to not freak out. This...

Reef Hacks – PVC Dosing Line Holder

Reef Hacks – PVC Dosing Line Holder

If you are in the reef hobby and not running a calcium reactor, you likely are running some type of a dosing pump from BRS, Neptune, Aqua Medic, Eshopps, etc. The dosing pumps could be used for two-part solutions, macro elements or even other additives like aminos,...

Another massive bleaching event hits the Great Barrier Reef

Another massive bleaching event hits the Great Barrier Reef

With 2016 being a record year for coral reef die off, it sadly looks like 2017 will not be too different. Not surprisingly, rising ocean temperatures are not slowing down just because the New Year has arrived, and scientists predict that the Great Barrier Reef must...

My First Triton Test Part 2(Results)

My First Triton Test Part 2(Results)

  As promised here’s the second part to the Triton reef test. Unfortunately, the time it took to get the results was much longer than expected. This is because there was some type of a mix up at Triton and they had to send me another test. Luckily they were very...

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...