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Master Nutrients: Nitrate, Phosphate and Reef Aquariums

This 11 part miniseries demystifies the role of Nitrates and Phosphates in our reef tanks. From the coral & zooxanthellae algae symbiotic relationship to the ocean versus reef aquarium parameters...Ryan shares his beliefs and knowledge in a completely new light. Change the way you think about nutrients and nutrition and master your understanding of nitrates & phosphates and you just might change the trajectory of your reef tank forever.
  1. Starving Algae and Pests Until They Die? The Unintended Consequences of Ultra Low Nutrients

    Starving Algae and Pests Until They Die? The Unintended Consequences of Ultra Low Nutrients

    The first episode of our brand new series about understanding the role of nitrogen and phosphorous in our reef tanks.
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  2. Coral (Animal) vs. Zooxanthellae (Algae)? Care and Nutrient Needs? Likely Not What You Think

    Coral (Animal) vs. Zooxanthellae (Algae)? Care and Nutrient Needs? Likely Not What You Think

    Ryan discusses how Nitrate and Phosphate levels in your reef tank factor into the symbiotic relationship between our corals and zooxanthellae algae.
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  3. Nutrients vs Nutrition? A Distinction That Changes the Trajectory Your Reef Tank and Coral's Health

    Nutrients vs Nutrition? A Distinction That Changes the Trajectory Your Reef Tank and Coral's Health

    Ryan explains why we feed our corals in captivity and the critical role that food plays in the overall health of the coral and surrounding environment.
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  4. Ocean vs. Reef Aquarium Parameters: A Nitrate and Phosphate Conundrum

    Ocean vs. Reef Aquarium Parameters: A Nitrate and Phosphate Conundrum

    Classically we strive to mirror the natural water parameters found in our earth's oceans but is this the right answer or even possible when it comes to nutrients?
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  5. A Magic Ratio? Trailblazing Pest Solutions. Nitrate & Phosphate Ratios vs Concentration

    A Magic Ratio? Trailblazing Pest Solutions. Nitrate & Phosphate Ratios vs Concentration

    Is it about concentration or a ratio when it comes to nitrate and phosphate in our tanks? We just don't know but we can see a distinct path that leads to the most success.
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  6. 5:1 or 20:1? Fish Food Nutrient Input. The Solution to Nitrate and Phosphate Imbalances

    5:1 or 20:1? Fish Food Nutrient Input. The Solution to Nitrate and Phosphate Imbalances

    Nutrition is such an important part of both your fish and coral's health and Ryan explores the idea that food is the leading cause of major nutrient imbalances in reef tanks.
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  7. The New Reefer / Mentor Paradox. Reef Tank Stages. Where You Are vs. Where You Came From

    The New Reefer / Mentor Paradox. Reef Tank Stages. Where You Are vs. Where You Came From

    Establishing a successful and mature reef aquarium is a journey. Through that journey, we change as hobbyists but more importantly, our tanks and their needs change as well.
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  8. My Beliefs: Nutrients, 17 Years, and How I Approach Nitrate and Phosphate in My Own Tanks

    My Beliefs: Nutrients, 17 Years, and How I Approach Nitrate and Phosphate in My Own Tanks

    Ryan opens up about his beliefs around managing nitrate and phosphate in a reef tank based on over a decade of keeping reef aquariums.
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