Posts Tagged ‘write up wednesday’

Write-Up Wednesday: When I Actually Care About pH In A Saltwater Aquarium

Besides temperature, salinity, Ammonia (NH4), Nitrite (NO2) and Nitrate (NO3), pH is one of the first water parameters that you learn about in the water tank hobby. PH measures the concentration of hydrogen (H+) ions in solution. It is an …

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Write-Up Wednesday: The Recirculating Protein Skimmer

A protein skimmer provides mechanical filtration by removing organic molecules from your saltwater aquarium’s water. And a  recirculating protein skimmer differs from other protein skimmers in 2 main areas:

– the water depth required for the skimmer to operate

– …

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Write-up Wednesday: The Magnetic Algae Scraper

The magnetic algae scraper is the sixth wonder of the world to saltwater tank hobbyists. it is easy to use, and it does magical things like removing the haze algae that grows on your tank’s glass, revealing the wonderful world …

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Write-Up Wednesday: DC Return Pumps

Return pumps come in two flavors, dictated by the electricity that runs them. AC return pumps run on alternating or “AC” power while DC return pumps run on direct current or “DC” power.

AC pumps have been powering our tanks …

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Write up Wednesday: Catalina Goby

Write up Wednesday: Catalina Goby (Lythrypnus dalli)

The Catalina goby is the most striking goby for saltwater tanks. With it’s bright red body and glowing blue vertical bars, you simply cannot miss a Catalina Goby in a properly …

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Write-Up Wednesday: Six-Line Wrasse

Today I’m rolling out a new feature on Mr. Saltwater called “Write Up Wednesday”. Each Wednesday I’ll do a write-up about a fish/coral/invertebrate/piece of equipment including my thoughts on the subject. For those of you that follow me on …

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