Salty Q&A: Can Powerheads Be Concealed in Rockwork?

Question I have a new 60-gallon reef tank, and I’m using two powerheads to provide water circulation. One is mounted in the upper right-hand corner of the tank near the back and the other is in the lower left-hand corner near the front. My problem is, while the powerheads are providing good water flow, I … [Read More]

Gearing Up Was No Minor Challenge for our Marine Aquarium Forebears

Think you’ve got equipment woes? Imagine what it would have been like trying to equip a marine system back at the dawn of marine fishkeeping! Well, hobby pioneer Paul “Paul B” Baldassano doesn’t have to imagine that because he was there to witness it. (Actually, he may have been there when our first human ancestor … [Read More]

Win a Jager Heater, Mag Drive, and Koralia Powerhead

Heat and flow are two crucial aspects of any tropical marine aquarium. The following products are furnished by our friends at Drs. Foster & Smith will help cover your bases. It features a Eheim Jager 300w heater, Danner Supreme Classic Mag Drive 7 water pump, and a Hydor Koralia Evolution powerhead. The retail value of … [Read More]

Protect Your Marine Livestock from the Perils of Powerheads

We marine aquarium hobbyists generally strive to create aquatic environments that are as naturalistic as possible for the animals in our care. We use high-quality salt mixes to replicate natural sea water (assuming we don’t collect salt water directly from the ocean). We aquascape our tanks with live rock to create a naturalistic reef structure. … [Read More]

The Ebb and Flow of Marine Aquarium Water Movement

Water on the coral reefs is ever on the move. Constantly shifting currents, changing tides, and rolling or crashing waves make for quite a dynamic environment that saltwater aquarium hobbyists must attempt to recreate in their systems for the health of the fish and invertebrates in their care. Water movement performs several vital functions in … [Read More]