January 2013 Blog Posts (11)

LED Lighting and UV Deficiency

It has occurred to me lately that LED lighting has a complete lack of UV light. some UV is necessary for correct coral Growth. have you heard anything on this? it is still early in the game for long term exposure studies, but they seem to work fine for me and everybody else. just I need to know.

Now, sps near the surface in nature obviously get some UV. The Zooxanthellae (Chlorophyll A peaks in the 410-420nm spectrum which helps feed the algae) can get this needed UV via 420 nm light… Continue

Added by Greg Watkins on January 31, 2013 at 10:38pm — 1 Comment

Coral Vue's new Bio-Spheres - Good Stuff.

Reef Octopus Bio-Spheres

Bio-Spheres are a specifically designed pure solid carbon source created to help reduce nitrates and phosphates within a…


Added by Greg Watkins on January 30, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

New food

Has anyone heard of or used lrs reef frenzy ?

Added by Robert Gorman on January 29, 2013 at 3:52pm — 1 Comment

Big Bang for the Buck in LED Spot Lights for Reef Tanks from Aqua Medic

A Big bang for the buck in an LED spot type light for coral reef tanks is the Aqua Medic’s AquaSunSpots;…


Added by Greg Watkins on January 28, 2013 at 12:28am — No Comments

Korallin Calcium Reactors – Quality Products

Korallin Calcium Reactors
Korallin C-1502 Calcium Reactor Package includes;C-1502 Calcium Reactor, Dual Gauge CO2 Regulator Deluxe, and CaribSea 8 lbs Reactor MediaThe already best-selling Kalkreaktor (Calcium Reactor) in Germany has become even better. It completely…

Added by Greg Watkins on January 28, 2013 at 12:20am — No Comments

LED Lighting From Hamilton! A New Choice Now In Stock,

I have always loved Hamilton’s traditional metal halide and T5 reef lighting equipment, so when they finally came out with these 3 new models of LED pendants/Modules I must say was quite excited, and felt like sharing.…


Added by Greg Watkins on January 15, 2013 at 11:18pm — No Comments

“Old Tank Syndrome” Pt 2; Enter the Dragon

As I was saying, I got a dragon gobi to work on my substrate. It seems that after about 15 years of use, the sand-bed had become too full of debris that was decaying at a rate fast enough to feed the Cyanobacteria, but not enough to pollute the water. I say this because all parameters were good, filter bags/socks relatively clean, and all looked well.

The fist thing the Dragon Gobi after acclimation was to start eating Cyano by…


Added by Greg Watkins on January 13, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

“Old Tank Syndrome”; Experienced; and Resolved?

Old Tank Syndrome Pt. 1

This blog is obviously about old tank syndrome, but more importantly, it is about a fish.



A while back I posted a query about “old tank syndrome”. Something I had heard of, but never really understood why it occurred, or when.  I have heard that 20 years is about the “life span of a reef tank”. I never really have heard an explanation…


Added by Greg Watkins on January 13, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

A Great Way to Catch Fish in Any Aquarium!

A fish trap!


I have used and had excellent success with this trap. Designed to catch fresh or saltwater fish, the trigger release keeps the trap hands free up to the time the aquarist is ready to catch the fish. The trap can be operated from across a room with only a…


Added by Greg Watkins on January 12, 2013 at 9:50pm — No Comments

What’s Trending: Buzz on Free Saltwater Aquarium App

Now available for a free download is the newest release of the Saltwater Aquarium app; Aquarium ID.  You can find it on the Apple store at : https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aquarium-i.d./id501326148?mt=8 , or do a search for aquariumid on Google Play.  This is a free,fully functional, all inclusive, multi-platform…


Added by Greg Watkins on January 12, 2013 at 9:47pm — No Comments

Aquarium Lighting 101 - Metal Halides

Metal Halide lamps are members of the high-intensity…


Added by AquariumID on January 11, 2013 at 1:49pm — 1 Comment

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