The Articles of Reef Success!

Beginner Corals – The Basics of Reef Success - Very frequently so-called beginner corals go on to become pests since they are (generally speaking) faster growing, less susceptible to tank stresses and often more aggressive than "ordinary corals".
Aquarium History - Let the word AQUARIUM then be the one selected to indicate these interesting collections of aquatic animals and plants, distinguishing it as a Freshwater Aquarium, if contents be fluviatile, or…
A Nitrate Dosing Calculator For Better Tank Health (And Better Coral Color!) - by Stratos It has become a phenomenon of increasing frequency in the reefing hobby today to have “too clean” of a tank.  Zero nitrates, and sometimes even zero phosphates are…
Measurements of 150 Watt Radium Bulbs - Tested bulbs are about six month old – considered expired. Spectrometer pics will be added ASAP.
“Pop” – The Internet Reefer’s Decoder Ring - “Pop” seems to be the word used to describe any visual characteristic that you wish your coral had.  There is no basis in coral health. The idea seems to be magnified by…
“DSLR Camera” – The Internet Reefer’s Decoder Ring - DSLR Camera A type of camera used in the hobby to take unrealistically detailed pictures of corals and their aquariums. These pictures rarely look like what you’d see with your naked eyes…
Kill A Watt Power Meter - I use this Kill A Watt meter to measure any device I have electricity questions about.  I also use it to measure total system power usage and even to track cost over time.…
“Dominant” – The Internet Reefer’s Decoder Ring - Dominant The picture at the top of the article is of the USS Dominant. Dominant is a weird term that get’s thrown around quite a bit in the hobby.  Sometimes to…
The Fish Guide - What Is In This Guide? Understanding Stress In Fish Understanding Fish Immunity and Resistance Understanding Common Treatments Understanding General Fish Keeping Issues Understanding Microscope Use A lot of this will…
“Full Spectrum” – The Internet Reefer’s Decoder Ring - Full Spectrum By Matt Carroll Before we even talk about the term “full spectrum“, please take a moment to enjoy the high resolution spectrograph of “white light” from the sun pictured at the top…