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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Salinity Meter: Calibration and How to Care for One

    Salinity Meter: Calibration and How to Care for One

    Hanna Instruments Salinity Tester (HI98319), Apex Salinity Probe / Lab Grade Conductivity Probe and IceCap Salinity/Temperature Digital Pocket Tester In a previous article we explained how to use a...
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  4. How to use a Refractometer to Measure Salinity

    How to use a Refractometer to Measure Salinity

    In the early days of the hobby, we’d use a floating glass hydrometer to measure the specific gravity in our tanks and when mixing up saltwater. The strength of the seawater determines how high...
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  5. 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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  6. How to Gain Control of your Silicate Situation

    How to Gain Control of your Silicate Situation

    Silicon (Si) is one of the most abundant elements in the earth’s crust. Its present in many minerals like quartz sand, granite, and sandstone. The natural weathering of these minerals release...
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  7. 6 Steps to Improve Water Quality in Your Aquarium

    6 Steps to Improve Water Quality in Your Aquarium

    As a dedicated aquarist you want to keep your aquarium looking great with healthy fish, plants, corals and other aquatic species you’re keeping. If you’re like me, I’m always on the...
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  8. How To Restore a Neglected Aquarium - Reviving a Reef

    How To Restore a Neglected Aquarium - Reviving a Reef

    No matter how much you enjoy the aquarium hobby, life sometimes demands a lot of your attention. It may be work-related, a family situation or some other important event. During those times you...
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