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Articles, Filtration

Can Algae Affect Test Results?

Testing Times It’s commonly accepted that healthy aquariums need to be maintained to exacting standards in order to survive; too much light can lead to wilting, rising water temperatures can lead to bleaching – you probably get the (potentially very murky) picture. Regularly testing your aquarium helps to keep this careful balance in check, and…

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Preparing your Dried Reef Rock for use in your aquarium.

You’ve received your dried reef rock and you are eager to get things moving, there are few do’s & dont’s when it comes to introducing dried reef rock and it depends on which stage you are at with your aquarium.

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Articles, Filtration

Live Rock Vs Dried Reef Rock

For as long as we can remember Live rock has been the basis for many reef tanks, it’s biodiversity and it’s colour. It can be really exciting watching appears from the rock after it’s added to your aquarium.

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Understanding Calcium & Alkalinity

Calcium and alkalinity are two vital aspects of your reef tank. Calcium is a crucial part of a vast majority of organisms in your tank since it helps their growth. Alkalinity is essential for ensuring that the pH level of your tank is around the 8 – 8.4 range when keeping a reef tank.

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What is ICP water testing ?

-ICP Water Testing- ICP-OES is an incredibly advanced method of discovering the chemical happenings in your aquarium. The method offers reliability and in general is a very interesting method of measuring the elements in your tank in a way that a home testing kit simply doesn’t have the functionality to do.

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Keep Your RO Unit Frost-Free this Winter

When it comes to cold snaps, there’s a very real chance of your RO (reverse osmosis) unit shivering to a halt and freezing up entirely. With this little device needed for keeping your aquarium water in tip top condition we really can’t blame you if you start tearing your hair out. Never fear, however, as…

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Articles, Filtration

Too Much Chaetomorpha Algae?

Cheat Sheets Chaetomorpha algae, commonly abbreviated to “chaeto” by aquarium maintenance fanatics like us, is an extremely useful form of algae available to purchase online. Especially suited to refugiums (an additional appendage to the main body of the aquarium in which organisms that require specialist conditions to grow can survive) chaeto commonly comes in dense…

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Filtration

NEW PRODUCT: The iQuatics Bio Pearls

Let’s get You Cleaned Up!  One of things that makes iQuatics different from many other online aquarium kit retailers, is that we design and manufacture our own products. As well as being tremendous fun, as we’re incredibly passionate about what we do (and unapologetic fish geeks), it allows us to be in complete control of…

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Filtration

Instructions and troubleshooting – Bio Pearls

Back in the olden days, keeping your aquarium free of unsightly and troublesome gunk was a time- consuming, painstaking and mostly frustrating business. Thankfully, the industry now has many a brilliant mind beavering away, always looking to use science (remember science? It was bit at school where you were allowed to play with fire) to…

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Filtration

Filtration in your aquarium By Robert M. Metelsky

The standard method of “purifying” the water for most aquariums has been to use a filter that is separate from the tank. This device, with which I’m sure you are familiar, is a container holding material that (1) traps particles from the water, and (2) has a sufficient surface area for nitrifying bacteria to colonize….

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