An Ounce of Prevention

The Benefits of Flow and Nutrition

For saltwater aquariums, especially reef tanks with sensitive corals and invertebrates, a combination of mechanical, biological, and chemical filtration is best for optimal water quality. Let's dive into some of the most popular methods to maintain pristine water quality and clarity for healthy inhabitants.

UV Sterilization (Algae Control): Algae blooms can be a significant problem in saltwater aquariums, often triggered by excess nutrients and light. UV sterilizers can help control the growth of algae by killing the microscopic spores before they can develop into larger, visible colonies.

Protein Skimmers (Nutrient Control): Creating fine bubbles that organic compounds in the water adhere to, protein skimmers are the most popular method of waste removal. These compounds include proteins, amino acids, and other waste products produced by the fish and other organisms in the aquarium. By removing these substances, the skimmer helps prevent them from decomposing and releasing harmful nitrogenous waste like ammonia and nitrite.

Carbon Media (Toxins): Activated carbon is highly porous and has a large surface area, making it effective at absorbing various dissolved organic and inorganic compounds from the water. By absorbing various unwanted substances, activated carbon contributes to the overall improvement of water quality and clarity, which is beneficial for the health and longevity of all inhabitants.

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