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Protection Coming for South Florida Reefs!

Protection Coming for South Florida Reefs!

The Reefs for South Florida are Dying In just 2 years time, there have been 21 out of the total of 35 species of coral in South Florida that have just disappeared. There are multiple causes for this, greater acidity in the ocean, disease, overfishing, pollution,...

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Roboray to be the new coral conservation hero

Roboray to be the new coral conservation hero

New technologies, such as Drones, are definitely making their mark on the future both above the ocean’s surface, and underwater. The latest subaquatic technology includes a “chameleon” drone that is here to change the future of coral reef ecosystems. Its name is...

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Aquatic Life FAQs

Aquatic Life FAQs

Several users throughout Facebook and Reddit have reached out to me asking detailed questions about aquatic life. Some of the questions I felt were very insightful for everyone to learn and know about, so I have compiled them into a FAQ list. Below you can find...

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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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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...

Recharging GFO DIY

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...

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...

A look inside the penguin habitat at Busch Gardens Tampa!

A look inside the penguin habitat at Busch Gardens Tampa!

Ever wondered about what it is like for the Penguins? Well, you can come face to face with the African Penguin colony that are resting on the shores of Penguin Point! The climate at Busch Gardens is perfect for these feathered friends in comparison to their...

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...