reef aquarium glove product review

Reef Aquarium Gloves Product Review

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Reef Aquarium Gloves Product Review: This may be a first time for me to ever say this–and it might even be the first time this has ever been stated in the English language, but I’m excited about a new pair of gloves I just bought. They are bright yellow gloves, …

Albert B Ulrich IIIReef Aquarium Gloves Product Review
Easy to use refractometer

7 Exciting Reef Tank Gadgets

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7 Exciting Reef Tank Gadgets For most of us, reefkeeping brings a sense of immense joy and reward, quickly translating into a lifetime love for the hobby.We love our technology aquarium equipment and reef tank gadgets almost as much as our fishy (and coral) friends. Even so, the art of aquatics is undoubtedly one …

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Emergency Situation # 3: Aquarium Power Failure

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This is the third article in the Emergency Situation series. Click here to see Emergency Situation # 1 or Emergency Situation # 2. The basic premise is that I’m simulating a saltwater aquarium emergency, in order to figure out how I would handle it and if I need to get …

Albert B Ulrich IIIEmergency Situation # 3: Aquarium Power Failure

Emergency Simulation # 2: Equipment failure

Albert B Ulrich III aquarium lighting, Aquarium Maintenance, aquarium powerhead, aquarium return pump, Equipment 2 Comments

As a follow up to last week’s blog post, I am trying to pressure test my aquarium set-up and prepare for an emergency. This series was inspired by the book, The Martian, a book turned major motion picture about an astronaut stranded on Mars who deals with one emergency after …

Albert B Ulrich IIIEmergency Simulation # 2: Equipment failure

A quick review of cyanoacrylate coral fragging glue and two-part epoxies

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Ready to get started with fragging your first corals but aren’t sure which cyanoacrylate coral fragging glue you should buy? Here is a quick product review of commercially available glues for use in coral fragging. Most of the coral adhesives in the market fall under one of two categories: Cyanoacrylate …

Albert B Ulrich IIIA quick review of cyanoacrylate coral fragging glue and two-part epoxies
microbubbles

10 Aquarium photography tips and the gear that won’t break the bank

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Aquarium photography tips and essential gear to take great fish tank photos One thing we all seem to share, in this hobby, is being able to sit and appreciate the wonders of the ocean from our homes. It is no surprise, then, to see that there are a whole lot …

Albert B Ulrich III10 Aquarium photography tips and the gear that won’t break the bank
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Controlling High Temperature in Reef Aquariums

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Controlling High Temperature in Reef Aquariums Reef aquarists are focused on providing their fish and invertebrates with the best of care. Much effort is spent maintaining water quality, lighting and water movement. Ideal water temperature is an area of debate, but most reef aquariums are kept between 76-83F. Reef keepers …

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Saltwater aquarium reactors and contactors

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Saltwater aquarium reactors and contactors If you’ve spent any time online exploring reef discussion groups, shopping online or hanging out at a good reef shop, you’ve heard about or seen alien-looking devices called “aquarium reactors” or “contactors.” Depending on your temperament, your first response to reactors might be “COOL! I want one…or …

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What is in the skimmate produced by a protein skimmer?

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What is in the skimmate produced by a protein skimmer? It certainly isn’t sugar and spice and everything nice. The ooey-gooey gunk inside the collection cup of my protein skimmer is a nasty, brown sludge. From a visual standpoint, there isn’t a single characteristic of that mess that seems like …

Albert B Ulrich IIIWhat is in the skimmate produced by a protein skimmer?