Category Archives: Aquatic Information

Balling Method for Calcium, pH Explained for Reef Aquariums

Revised 2/24/16 Overview: The Balling Method is a dosing regiment to sustain optimal parameters of calcium, sodium bicarbonate (alkalinity), and other trace elements in a marine reef aquarium for calcium building corals, coralline algaes, and other invertebrates. The main idea is to maintain consent parameters, but also make these elements biologically available for a balanced… Read More »

Acropora Coral Information and Care; Lighting, Amino Acids, more

Last Updated 2-24-16 Introduction Acropora Coral is one of the most vast coral groups. They are a member of the Acroporidae family, Subclass Zoantharia and the Order Scleractinia. Their group makes up one third of the ‘reef building coral’. Out in the Indo-Pacific and the Atlantic, these coral are the largest group to make up… Read More »

Zoanthid Reef Aquarium Care & Lighting

Last Updated 11-4-17 Zoanthids are quite popular due to the wide variety, general easy to moderate care requirements, and the fact many are captive raised (fragged/aquacultured). First let me provide some basics of these popular reef aquarium inhabitants. What is a Zoanthid? This is the common term for all members of the Zoanthidae family, including… Read More »

UV Bulbs; Problems of Quality?

(Please also reference this outside article: UV Bulb Troubleshooting) The use of UV-C Sterilization for aquariums, ponds, and home/office air and/or water purification has grown in popularity. HOWEVER, so has the use of low quality electronic ballasts that often fail in months instead of years. While most sellers of UV Replacement Bulbs still utilize at… Read More »

Unique Aquarium (& Pond) Information Articles

This post will provide links/resources to a few “Unique” aquarium/pond articles dealing either lesser known subjects or subjects that are often unfortunately “ripe” with myths due to cut and paste posting on the internet via Forums, Yahoo Answers, about.com, eHow, and now Google with its spam ridden algorithm update that favor Amazon even in science… Read More »

Aquatic Information & Supplies

AQUARIUM DECOR; Synthetic Coral (Yellow Leather, Blue Ridge, Mini 4 Pack Coral Replicas & Red Pipe Organ DeCoral); Castles, and artificial plants; Driftwood, Mango Wood specimens! AQUARIUM AND POND PRODUCTS; Filters such as the Rena Filstar Filter & RO Water Filters; Pumps (water, air) such as Economy Aquarium Air Pumps, & Rio Pumps; Lights and… Read More »