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Randy Holmes-Farley
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When Do Calcium and Alkalinity Demand Not Exactly Balance? By Randy Holmes-Farley Calcium and alkalinity are generally supplied to reef aquaria in order to offset losses caused by the formation of calcium carbonate. There are many ways to replace these loses, and every method has its own pros...
Peace River
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R2R Username: @maramotreef Introduction: My name is Maisie and I have been in the hobby for 3 years. I have always loved the ocean and every time we go on vacation, especially in the Philippines, we always have to stay on a few islands. My wife and I started with a small fresh water tank...
Randy Holmes-Farley
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In a previous article I discussed my thoughts on trace elements https://www.reef2reef.com/ams/randys-thoughts-on-trace-elements.951/ This article expands on that discussion by providing specific guidance for all elements one might dose. First, some explanation. I have listed many elements as...
Randy Holmes-Farley
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Since this topic comes up over and over, I thought I give a summary of my current general thoughts on trace elements for reef aquariums. 1. First, a standard definition. Trace elements are those elements in seawater at very low concentration. It does not include the major ions of seawater...
Daniel@R2R
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R2R Username: @Andre_Takahashi Tank Thread: Takahashi’s in wall tank Introduction: First I would like to thank Reef2Reef staff for choosing my tank to be featured here. It was always a dream of mine as a reef aquarist to achieve ROTM status and to be among the best aquarists in the world...
Jay Hemdal
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Drum and Croaker http://drumandcroaker.org/ Drum and Croaker is a non-peer-reviewed journal that has acted as an "informal organ" for public aquarium professionals since 1958. It has a long history of providing a forum for the exchange of basic information - and occasional humor. It was...
Beuchat
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One of the main challenges facing any reef aquarium hobbyist is the maintenance of water chemistry conditions within recommended ranges. This maintenance involves the removal or reduction of detrimental compounds (e.g., excess phosphates and nitrates, biological toxins, etc.) along with the...
Daniel@R2R
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R2R Username: @maxwell Tank Thread: Maxwells UK reef tank Introduction: It's an honor to be asked to give the details of my tank. The tank has been running since 2015, and it's not always been easy, with several major setbacks and a learning curve that continues every day. The current...
maroun.c
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Extension Tubes and Macro Photography: Part 2 (Coral Pictures) by @maroun.c For part 1 of this article series, please select the following: Extension Tubes and Macro Photography: Part 1 (Process & Practice) Please share any comments about this article in this discussion thread. Oregon blue...
maroun.c
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Extension Tubes and Macro Photography: Part 1 (Process & Practice) by @maroun.c Macro photography is the photographic art of capturing small objects up close and personal and revealing detail that is invisible to the naked eye. Special equipment and optimal technique is required for good macro...
Jay Hemdal
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This article is a bit of a mashup – combining portions of a previous public aquarium article on animal sustainability, with some longevity data and fish pricing through the supply chain. To read the article, click on the PDF link to the right of the page.
Daniel@R2R
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Tank Thread: Victory Reef 600 Gallon SPS Dominant 4.5 years Growth Introduction: This month, we're excited to present this awe-inspiring reef from Austin, TX! This reef is owned by Dr. Billy Franklin and maintained by Wes Corbyn (@IntrinsicReef), owner of of Intrinsic Reef Design. Both of...
REEF2REEF
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ESHOPPS announces the arrival of the Mariner Aquarium Systems Line! Image courtesy of Eshopps, ©2023, All Rights Reserved. We're excited to announce the arrival of the brand new Mariner line of glass aquariums by Eshopps! City of Industry, CA (October 18, 2023)— ESHOPPS Inc. is proud to...
Nutramar Foods
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In an exciting partnership, Quality Marine, in collaboration with Tropical Marine Center (TMC) in the UK and ecocean, have embarked on a program that centers on ranching species using night light traps. In this innovative approach, post-larval fish are drawn to light and gather in specially...
Jay Hemdal
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MARINE FISH AND INVERTEBRATES TO AVOID While selecting good quality animals and then properly quarantining them is vital for acquiring long-lived specimens for your aquarium, some species start the process with one or more strikes against them. Knowing which species have extra challenges helps...
Jay Hemdal
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Using “Artificial Intelligence” resources to treat fish diseases With the development and release of ChatGPT in 2022, “AI” as an informational resource is becoming more commonplace. This term is in quotes because the current methods are not true Artificial Intelligence. Instead, what the...
Pieces of the Ocean
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Not an article but a brief video rundown of coral photography done at a LFS.
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Linckia laevigata: An Analysis of Plausible Causes of Mortality in Captivity By: Malcolm Levison The indisputable beauty of Linckia laevigata has led to this fragile organism becoming an icon of the global aquarium trade. However, survival rates in captivity are tragically low. Epitomizing...
Daniel@R2R
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R2R Username: @Olys_Tank Tank Thread: My Reef Tank 2019 Introduction: Hello, Reef2Reef! I've been in the hobby for around 28 years. It all started when my mother decided to get her children some pets. As some family members suffered from asthma, we couldn't keep any animals with hair or fur...
Daniel@R2R
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R2R Username: @jose.morejon14 Reef Showcase: Jm_reefer Introduction: Hello everybody! I’m Jose Luis Morejon Vitali. You probably know me as my Instagram account, Jm_reefer. I'm a 29-year-old Italian guy. I have had a passion for aquariums since I was young since my father and I managed a...
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