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Top 10 things you can do this weekend for a healthier Red Sea Max 250 tank

Posted on Oct 29, 2011 in Featured, Guides | 0 comments

Do these ten easy things this weekend to make sure that your Red Sea MAX 250 (or any saltwater tank) is in top shape. You know you need to do tank maintenance and you know you like it, so get to it. 1. Change 10% of your tank water. When was the last time you changed the water in your tank? If you are like most marine aquarists, you depend on your salt mix and water changes to keep you thank healthy. Keep this up and you are on your way to having an amazing tank. 2. Test your nitrates to make sure they are low. 3. Fill up your auto top off system reservoir with RODI water. 4. Scrape your tank glass or acrylic to remove algae. 5. Clean the sludge (denatured proteins) from your protein skimmer cup....

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Top 10 Gifts for the Marine Aquarist

Posted on Oct 26, 2011 in Guides | 0 comments

The holidays are here and you need to buy gifts for the marine aquarists in your life. Where do you start? The research and testing were done for you and The top 10 Gifts for Marine Aquarists list gives you the best gifts for an aquarist at any level. 1. Aqua Gloves Gloves that cover your arms up to your shoulders should be number one and Aqua Gloves have you covered. When working in your aquarium, your arms are exposed to neurotoxins from corals, other stinging and biting life forms, marine viruses and thousands of marine bacteria that through a cut or bruise and send you to the hospital. These gloves are great for non-detailed work like moving rocks, cleaning, placing corals and more. Regardless, but there aren’t any other choices out there. 2. Marine Depot Aquarium Refractometer This...

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