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. Are Water Changes Worth It? A Hammer Solution to Aquarium Water Quality, but Dilution Works

    Are Water Changes Worth It? A Hammer Solution to Aquarium Water Quality, but Dilution Works

    Ryan explains how water changes have more than one valuable role in the success of your reef tank.
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  2. A Challenge: Three Effective Filters for Organic, Dissolved & Inorganic Nutrients in Reef Aquariums

    A Challenge: Three Effective Filters for Organic, Dissolved & Inorganic Nutrients in Reef Aquariums

    Understanding your aquarium filter and how it works is a crucial component of the overall success of your reef tank.
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  3. A Fish First Approach to Optimizing Fish Food While Optimizing Phosphate and Nitrate Independently

    A Fish First Approach to Optimizing Fish Food While Optimizing Phosphate and Nitrate Independently

    Ryan gives us a refreshing point of view about using a FISH FIRST approach to feeding your tank.
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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