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Water Quality

  1. How to reduce nitrates in a marine tank
    Categories: AquariumsReefkeepingWater Quality

    How to reduce nitrates in a marine tank

    High nitrates can be one of the biggest causes of algae in marine tanks, but there's plenty of ways to reduce them. Read our helpful guide to find out how.
  2. What to do with a dead fish
    Categories: AquariumsWater QualityFish

    What to do with a dead fish

    Here’s the scenario. You look in your tank and find that one of your fish is dead. But is it dead or is it sleeping? How do you tell if a fish is dead? And how do you dispose of it?
  3. What should my pH be in a saltwater tank?
    Categories: AquariumsReefkeepingWater Quality

    What should my pH be in a saltwater tank?

    The pH of the ocean is approximately 8.3 and if you can pH up to 8.3 and hold it there, great, but most salt mixes mix to about pH 8.1.
  4. What causes high pH in a fish tank?
    Categories: AquariumsWater Quality

    What causes high pH in a fish tank?

    High pH can be good for some fish that naturally inhabit hard, alkaline waters like Lake Tanganyika cichlids, Malawi cichlids and Sailfin mollies.
  5. How to test alkalinity in a reef tank
    Categories: AquariumsWater Quality

    How to test alkalinity in a reef tank

    Alkalinity, also known as KH, dKH or Carbonate Hardness is one of the most important parameters in a reef tank. Control KH and you will be well on the way to success.
  6. How to raise Calcium in a reef tank
    Categories: AquariumsReefkeepingWater Quality

    How to raise Calcium in a reef tank

    Corals need Calcium just like we do, and if they aren’t doing well, after addressing light and water flow, Calcium is usually the thing we think we need to raise first.
  7. How to remove phosphates from a reef tank
    Categories: AquariumsWater Quality

    How to remove phosphates from a reef tank

    Phosphates are a big problem for the reefkeeper. High phosphate levels fuel nuisance algae and retard coral growth.
  8. Pond water issues and how to fix them
    Categories: PondsWater Quality

    Pond water issues and how to fix them

    When you fill a new pond the water will be crystal clear, but it won't stay clear for long. Here are some of the most common pond water problems and how to tackle them.
  9. How to better understand Marine water chemistry
    Categories: AquariumsReefkeepingWater Quality

    How to better understand Marine water chemistry

    Mastering water chemistry in a reef tank is just as key to success as using the right lighting. Maybe even more so. So where do you start?

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