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  1. How to Choose the Right Valve - Plumbing Basics, Part 3

    How to Choose the Right Valve - Plumbing Basics, Part 3

    New to tank plumbing? Here's what you need to know about aquarium-safe valves and how to choose the right valve for your setup.
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  2. How to Keep Cool for Summer, Part 1: Top Heat Contributors to Tanks

    How to Keep Cool for Summer, Part 1: Top Heat Contributors to Tanks

    As the Summer season approaches, you’re probably looking forward to getting outside enjoying the warm weather. But for many aquarists Summertime brings elevated aquarium temperatures, sometimes...
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  3. Wrasse Species Spotlight - What to Know about Keeping Them

    Wrasse Species Spotlight - What to Know about Keeping Them

    When it comes to adding color to your fish tank, Wrasses are an excellent option. In the wild they are considered a very diverse group of fish that can be found along shallow reefs as well as at...
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  4. pH Probe Calibration and How to Care for One

    pH Probe Calibration and How to Care for One

    Electronic pH measurement of aquarium water used to be something only a laboratory could perform. Thanks to advancements in technology, the cost of high-quality pH meters has come down to an...
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  5. Common Nuisance Algae and How to Treat Them

    Common Nuisance Algae and How to Treat Them

    Algae can enter your aquarium from introduced rocks, sand or frags, and when the conditions are right, algae will take advantage and become a nuisance, if left unchecked. Here are some of the most...
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  6. 4th Pillar of Reef Keeping - Chasing Coral Color & Growth

    4th Pillar of Reef Keeping - Chasing Coral Color & Growth

    In the previous articles of Chasing Color, Not Numbers we discussed the importance of Lighting, Water Flow, and Nutrition in relation to coral health and coloration. In this final article we’ll...
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  7. Protein Skimmer Types, Installation, and How to Maintain Them

    Protein Skimmer Types, Installation, and How to Maintain Them

    If your return pump is the heart of the aquarium, then the protein skimmer is probably comparable to its digestive track. Protein skimmers churn water while being fed air chopped up by its pump's...
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  8. Liquid Carbon Dosing Breakdown: Why and How to do It

    Liquid Carbon Dosing Breakdown: Why and How to do It

    At some point of keeping our aquariums we may have overheard someone from the reefing community talk about carbon dosing. They may say they're adding vinegar to their tank or even vodka. Yes, vodka!...
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