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Tap Water: Friend or Foe to the Reef Keeper?

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Tap water: Friend or Foe to the Reef Keeper? For many aquarists tap water is just “water.” You add it to the tank and never give it another thought. But for the reef aquarist tap water is the lifeblood of the aquarium. The purity of the water we use to mix our saltwater or just top off our tanks is …

Albert B Ulrich IIITap Water: Friend or Foe to the Reef Keeper?
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Secrets of Coral Fragging: How to Frag Corals Successfully

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Are you new to the hobby and want to learn how to frag corals successfully? Are you an advanced aquarist and you’re looking for a few of the secrets of coral fragging and want to have better success fragging your own corals. Is your local aquarium club hosting a coral frag swap and you want to know how to quickly and …

Albert B Ulrich IIISecrets of Coral Fragging: How to Frag Corals Successfully
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New Tank Syndrome

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New Tank Syndrome What is New Tank Syndrome? Let’s start at the beginning. Starting up a reef aquarium is exciting. You’ve got your lighting and filtration running and the tank is full of water. Now the fun of building the reef begins – right? Not so fast! Before you add hundreds or thousands of dollars of marine life to your …

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A Simple Reef Aquarium Maintenance Schedule

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A Simple Reef Aquarium Maintenance Schedule Many aquarists view themselves as stewards of the marine life in their aquariums. Not only is it fun building a reef, we feel a responsibility to properly care for the fish, corals and other invertebrates that live in our home. Proper care means having a plan to maintain the aquarium health, and the best way …

Albert B Ulrich IIIA Simple Reef Aquarium Maintenance Schedule
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Aquarium Water Testing – It’s easier than you think!

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Aquarium Water Testing – It’s easier than you think! Concerned that aquarium water testing will be too complicated? Do you wonder if you need a chemistry degree to do your own aquarium water testing? Don’t despair. Aquarium water testing is easier than you think! Every marine aquarists knows good water quality is essential for keeping fish and invertebrates healthy. Fortunately …

Albert B Ulrich IIIAquarium Water Testing – It’s easier than you think!