Caring for seahorses in the aquarium

Aqua culturing (commercial breeding) has made it possible for fish keepers to enjoy the seahorse in the aquarium. Most common tank-bred species are the smooth, lined, or dwarf seahorse. Caring for seahorses – some basic requirements: The seahorse friendly aquarium should be a tall tank and no smaller then 25 gallons. Crushed coral or sand […]

LED aquarium lighting

Fluorescent lights have been the fish keeper’s top choice for lighting the aquarium. In addition, for more specific needs, VHO lighting (Very High Output Lighting) equipment for plants are used, and metal halides as well as power compacts for the reef tank. In recent years the Light Emitting Diode (LED) has become available and is […]

Balancing & Maintaining a Healthy Reef Tank with Algone

Running a delicate reef aquarium? ALGONE creates the perfect low-nutrient environment for a healthy, thriving reef tank! Clarity, Balance & Vibrancy in the Reef Tank What Algone does: Clears cloudy aquarium water, removes nitrates, restores and maintains tank’s biological balance, prevents common problems caused by deteriorating water quality. • Safe for invertebrates and corals • […]

How to maintain a reef tank

Create and maintain a reef tank. Here’s our quick guide on a successful reef aquarium: Calcium Calcium is the building block for coral skeletons. The skeletons are made of calcium carbonate, which is supplied through the water column. Levels should be at 420 ppm. Coral growth will be limited if levels are below 360 ppm. Calcification will […]

Algone in Saltwater Aquariums

Use ALGONE in saltwater aquariums! Keep the aquarium balanced, the fish healthy, and the water sparkling clear! Pristine, Balanced & Crystal Clear Saltwater Aquariums What Algone does: Clears cloudy aquarium water, removes nitrates, restores and maintains tank’s biological balance, prevents common problems caused by deteriorating water quality. • Remove organic and inorganic pollutants • Remove […]

Zooxanthellae and corals

Zooxanthellae are the symbiotic algae that live within the hard or stony corals. The symbiotic relation is based on the corals inability to generate sufficient amounts of food and the algae’s ability for photosynthesis and converting chemical elements into energy. The coral in return provides protection as well as a nutrient rich environment for excellent […]

UV Sterilization is used to eliminate parasites and bacteria from saltwater aquariums

Ultraviolet sterilization (UV) is a process to eliminate biological contamination, namely parasite fungus and bacteria. Two types are commercially available, both in tube size. Generally the one containing a wet bulb -at which the water passes directly past the UV bulb- is cheaper. The other type available has a protective quartz tube around the bulb […]

Cynaobacteria aka red slime algae

Cyanobacteria appear in both salt- and freshwater setups and are known as red slime or blue-green algae. Cyano is a hybrid, a mixture between plant and bacteria. It has therefore plant, as well as bacterial characteristics and is considered the evolutionary link between plants and bacteria. The “algae-bacteria” is always present in eevery setup Cyano […]

Using kalkwasser in the marine aquarium

The main benefit of Kalkwasser use is that it replenishes calcium in the reef and marine tank. Even the most inexperienced hobbyist can easily make Kalkwasser. Kalkwasser is extremely beneficial for corals, coralline algae, and many reef inhabitants. It also helps raise the pH level, which is needed in a marine and reef environment. It […]