Lighting

MACNA 2016 Coverage, Part 2

MACNA is too big of a show to put in one Mr. Saltwater Tank TV episode and here’s part 2 of my coverage

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Mr. Saltwater Tank Covers Reef-a-Palooza New York

When the largest saltwater tank trade show in America invaded the Big Apple, I brought my camera crew along to catch all the action

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays: New(er) School Reef Tank Lighting Won’t Get the Job Done

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) won’t grow corals.

The rest of the story: I can’t believe I’m still hearing this idea passed around especially considering mounting evidence of LEDs successfully growing coral. From a scientific standpoint, here’s one …

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Mr. Saltwater Tank’s Coverage of MACNA 2014 Part 4

The final installment of my MACNA 2014 coverage including an interview about dinoflagellates, and a budget-concious LED light

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (Special Edition): The Cheapest Way To Light Your Aquarium In An Emergency

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: Metal Halide lights can be powered by combining Diet Coke and Mentos in a closed container – in an emergency and ONLY in an emergency.

The rest of the story: One of my high-end aquarium installer friends …

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Mr. Saltwater Tank’s Coverage of MACNA 2013 Part 2

Part 2 of my MACNA 2013 coverage continues with interviews from Neptune Systems, My Reef Creations, Hydor, CAD lights, Ecoxotic, and Current USA. Oh, make sure you catch the outtakes.

Note: For the best viewing experience, watch the show in …

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Mr. Saltwater Tank’s Coverage of MACNA 2013 Part 1

The Marine Aquarium Conference of North America (MACNA) celebrated it’s 25 year in 2013 and the event was top-notch. Between a fantastic location (the beach), a trade show hall full of vendors and lots of eye candy, I had plenty …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): Fighting High Nitrates? Blame Your Lighting

Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A. Tues): Your high nitrate (NO3) levels are due to the changing of your lighting to LEDs.

The rest of the story: (We interrupt this post due to technical difficulties. Mr. Saltwater Tank has spit sweet tea …

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Mr. Saltwater Tank Covers Marine Aquarium Expo 2013

I love saltwater aquarium trade shows because you get to see a lot of frags, fish, equipment and catch up with friends all in on place. The Marine Aquarium Expo in Orange County, CA was on my list of trade …

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Terrible Advice Tuesdays (T.A.Tues): LEDs a viable lighting choice for your saltwater tank? Yeah Right!

Terrible Advice Tuesdays: LEDs won’t grow corals.

The rest of the story: I can’t believe I’m still hearing this idea passed around especially considering mounting evidence of LEDs successfully growing coral. I can personally say I’ve got clients growing corals …

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