An Introduction to Protein Skimming

A protein skimmer is a device designed to clean the water in a reef aquarium by removing dissolved organic compounds. Put even more simply, it is a controlled overflow of dirty water. Imagine a chamber that vigorously mixes air and water to create a dense foam. The cleaning action is because of the tiny bubbles … [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]

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]