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Water Quality

  1. How much water should I change in a reef tank?
    Categories: AquariumsReefkeepingWater Quality

    How much water should I change in a reef tank?

    The oceans are unrivalled in their size and stability, and the corals we keep have evolved to that very, clean, pure, stable environment.
  2. How to get rid of bubble algae in a reef tank
    Categories: AquariumsWater QualityAlgae and Pests

    How to get rid of bubble algae in a reef tank

    Bubble algae is a bottle green single-celled algae which forms jelly bean or round, marble-like shapes in the marine aquarium.
  3. How to raise pH in a reef tank
    Categories: AquariumsReefkeepingWater Quality

    How to raise pH in a reef tank

    For the new reefkeeper, pH shouldn’t be made a priority. Once corals are added it is KH which has greater immediate importance because it drops quickly.
  4. What should the pH level be in a tropical fish tank?
    Categories: AquariumsWater Quality

    What should the pH level be in a tropical fish tank?

    Tropical fish come from a range of pH levels in nature but most are happy in a pH of 7. 7 is classed as a neutral pH and is neither acid nor alkaline.
  5. How to solve the five biggest issues in reefkeeping
    Categories: AquariumsReefkeepingFish HealthWater QualityAlgae and Pests

    How to solve the five biggest issues in reefkeeping

    Reefkeeping isn't always as easy as ABC. The perfect reef tank involves work, dedication, the right equipment, patience, and money!
  6. How to manage reef tank KH and have stable alkalinity
    Categories: AquariumsReefkeepingWater Quality

    How to manage reef tank KH and have stable alkalinity

    KH is probably the most important water quality parameter after salinity and temperature. More important maybe, than Phosphate.
  7. Which test kits do I need for my tank?
    Categories: AquariumsWater Quality

    Which test kits do I need for my tank?

    All tropical, coldwater and marine aquariums should be tested for Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate. We use these test kits to tell us if there are beneficial bacteria present.
  8. How to get really clear pond water
    Categories: PondsEquipmentWater Quality

    How to get really clear pond water

    The ultimate aim for any fish pond owner is to be able to view and enjoy their fish. Here’s the Swell UK guide to getting gin-clear pond water.
  9. Why are my corals dying?
    Categories: AquariumsReefkeepingWater Quality

    Why are my corals dying?

    Corals are marine animals which need light, water and food but if you’ve got all that and they’re still dying, here’s what to look for and remedy.

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